Differentiate between monocots and dicots.

Asked by  | 9th Jul, 2008, 07:24: PM

Expert Answer:

Monocots show fibrous root system whereas dicots show tap root system.

Monocot leaves have parallel venation whereas dicot leaves have reticulate venation.

Monocots have a single cotyledon in their seeds whereas dicots show 2 cotyledons in their seeds.

The flowers of monocots are trimerous which means they have three or multiple of three petals. The flowers of dicots are pentamerous which means they possess five or multiple of five petals. 

Answered by  | 9th Jul, 2008, 07:50: PM

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