Explore BrainMass

Explore BrainMass

    Angiosperm Examples

    Not what you're looking for? Search our solutions OR ask your own Custom question.

    This content was COPIED from BrainMass.com - View the original, and get the already-completed solution here!

    Angiosperms (flowering plants) are the largest Phylum in the plant kingdom (Angiospermophyta is also called Anthophyta or Magnoliophyta).

    These plants have true roots, stems, leaves and flowers. The roots grow into the soil to anchor the plant in place and take up water and nutrients. The leaves are above ground and act as the main organs for photosynthesis. Stems act as aboveground support for the plant and operate as conduits to move nutrients and water throughout the plant. Flowers contain the male and female reproductive organs of the plant.

    With these anatomical features in mind, do some research to find an angiosperm that has modified leaves, stems, roots or flowers that do not function in the normal manner, or that function in an unusual manner. Explain how this modification helped the plant adapt to its environment. Compare and contrast your choice with at least 2 plants presented by other students.

    Example: A California Barrel Cactus has spines in place of leaves to reduce water loss.

    © BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com March 4, 2021, 10:43 pm ad1c9bdddf

    Solution Preview

    Here, I have provided you with several examples of angiosperms with modified leaves that you can use for your comparison:

    1) Water lentils. Instead of stems they have small rootlets that are in adaption to the aquatic environment. It's leaves are modified in that the ...

    Solution Summary

    Here three examples of angiosperms with modified leaves, stems, roots etc. are provided that you can use for your comparison.