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buttress root


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A root that is similar to a stilt root, but has a solid connection to the stem throughout its length. It is a means of providing stability to tall tropical trees in high winds. If the buttress root is detached from the trunk for part of its length it is known as a flying buttress root.

buttress root

Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry — Ecology and Conservation.


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