Distinguishing characteristics between monocots and dicots: dicots

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Dicotyledonae, or the longer name for dicot, refers to the number of cotyledons that dicots have, (the prefix “di” means two), and dicots have embryos with two cotyledons. Dicots have pollen with three furrows. In dicots, flower parts come in multiples of four or five. A dicot leaf has veins that tend to branch out. Vascular bundles are arranged in the form of a cylinder, or ring, throughout the stem. Usually, in dicots, the root develops from an area known as the radicle, or the lower end of the embryo. In dicots, secondary growth is usually present.



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