A report on Fibrous root system

Fibrous roots of mature Roystonea regia palm, Kolkata, India

Opposite of a taproot system.

- Fibrous root system
Fibrous roots of mature Roystonea regia palm, Kolkata, India

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Fern

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Member of a group of vascular plants (plants with xylem and phloem) that reproduce via spores and have neither seeds nor flowers.

Member of a group of vascular plants (plants with xylem and phloem) that reproduce via spores and have neither seeds nor flowers.

A fern unrolling a young frond
Ferns at the Royal Melbourne Botanical Gardens
Tree ferns, probably Dicksonia antarctica, growing in Nunniong, Australia
Tree ferns, Alsophila spinulosa,
Sporophylls of Acrostichum aureum
Ferns at Muir Woods, California
Close-up of a monarch fern sorus, showing its sporangium
Gametophyte (thalloid green mass) and sporophyte (ascendent frond) of Onoclea sensibilis
Blätter des Manns Walfarn. by Alois Auer, Vienna: Imperial Printing Office, 1853
Barnsley fern created using chaos game, through an Iterated function system (IFS).
Ferns in one of many natural Coast Redwood undergrowth settings Santa Cruz, CA
Fern bed under a forest canopy in woods near Franklin, Virginia
Fern growing on a wall
Silver fern or Alsophila dealbata, endemic to New Zealand
Adiantum philippense
{{Interlanguage link multi|Pyrrosia piloselloides|id|Pyrrosia piloselloides}}, dragon's scale, in Malaysia
Hymenophyllum nephrophyllum, the kidney fern
Tree fern, probably Dicksonia antarctica
Tree ferns, probably Dicksonia antarctica
"Filicinae" from Ernst Haeckel's Kunstformen der Natur, 1904
A young, newly formed fern frond
A tree fern unrolling a new frond
Fern leaf, probably Lomaria nuda
Leaf of fern
Nature prints in The Ferns of Great Britain and Ireland used fronds to produce the plates
Sporangia of Dryopteris filix-mas
Tree fern sporangia San Diego, CA
Sporangia on a leaflet
Epiphytic fern on the branch of Cephalotaxus wilsoniana

They are always fibrous and structurally are very similar to the roots of seed plants.

Coconut

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Member of the palm tree family (Arecaceae) and the only living species of the genus Cocos.

Member of the palm tree family (Arecaceae) and the only living species of the genus Cocos.

De-husked coconut fruit showing the characteristic three pores resembling a face
Chronological dispersal of Austronesian peoples across the Indo-Pacific
A wa'a kaulua (double-hulled canoe) from Hawai'i. Catamarans were one of the early technological innovations of Austronesian peoples that allowed them to colonize the islands of the Indo-Pacific and introduce coconuts and other canoe plants along their migration routes.
Fossil "Cocos" zeylanica from the Miocene of New Zealand, approximately the size of a strawberry at 3.5 cm long
Coconut leaves
Coconut palm heavy with fruit
Coconut inflorescence unfurling
Palms tolerate the saline and infertile soils of laterite type in Goa, India
A coconut plantation in Efate, Vanuatu
Coconut trees on a beach in Upolu, Samoa
Coconut germinating on Punaluʻu Beach on the island of Hawaiʻi
The Pacific flying fox (Pteropus tonganus) feeding on nectar and pollen from coconut flowers in Fiji
Worker in the Philippines using a bamboo bridge network to collect sweet coconut sap from cut flower stalks for the production of lambanog, a distilled alcoholic drink
Red nata de coco in syrup from the Philippines
Macapuno preserves sold in the United States
Coconuts being sold on a street in India
Coconut trees line the beaches and corniches of Oman
Immature green coconuts sold in Bangladesh for coconut water and their soft jelly-like flesh
Soft immature coconut meat are usually eaten as is
Coconut milk, a widely used ingredient in the cuisines of regions where coconuts are native
Coconut water drink
Ubod (coconut heart of palm) from the Philippines
Bahalina, a traditional coconut wine (tubâ) from the Philippines fermented from coconut sap and mangrove bark extracts
Extracting coir, the fiber from the coconut husk, in Sri Lanka
Coconut buttons in Dongjiao Town, Hainan, China
A "coconut monkey" from Mexico, a common souvenir item carved from coconut shells
Fish curry being served in coconut shell in Thailand
Pusô, woven pouches of rice in various designs from the Philippines
Coconut trunk
Making a rug from coconut fiber
Palaspas, woven palm fronds during Palm Sunday celebrations in the Philippines
A canang, an offering of flowers, rice, and incense in woven coconut leaves from Bali, Indonesia

Unlike some other plants, the palm tree has neither a taproot nor root hairs, but has a fibrous root system.

Rosemary

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Shrub with fragrant, evergreen, needle-like leaves and white, pink, purple, or blue flowers, native to the Mediterranean region.

Shrub with fragrant, evergreen, needle-like leaves and white, pink, purple, or blue flowers, native to the Mediterranean region.

Rosemary flowers
S. rosmarinus 'Prostratus'
Rosemary plant
Illustration from an Italian herbal, circa 1500
Illustration from Köhler's Medicinal Plants
Seeds – MHNT
Dried leaves
Essential oil

Rosemary has a fibrous root system.