2. Describe the Root, Stem, Leaf and inflorescence of the Malvaceae Family.
The roots, stems, leaves and inflorescence of the Malvaceae family have their characteristics. These are-
Root: There is a profusely branched tap root system in the Malvaceae family.
Stem: The stem is aerial, branched and erect. The stem is herbaceous and young portions are covered by trichomes.
Leaves: These plants possess simple leaves with alternate phyllotaxy (arrangement of leaves on the stem in an alternative manner). They have reticulate venation. The leaves are stipulate and petiolate.
Inflorescence: The inflorescence is essentially cymose with solitary cymes in the raceme.