what are clasping roots?

  • Clasping roots enable the plant to climb by growing around and clasping its support.They are thinner, more numerous and grow horizontally to girdle the stem of the support. Clasping roots are mainly found in plants called epiphytes – the parasitic plants. Epiphytes grow on top of other plants and their roots perform the function of support on the host plant.

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