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Special Type of Germination: Vivipary

This is a special type of germination found in mangrove plants. Mangrove plants are found in marshy areas and on the sea coast. In viviparous germination, the seeds germinate while still attached to the parent plant. The embryo grows out of the seed and then out of the fruit and projects from it in the form of a green seedling displaying the root and the hypocotyl.

viviparous reproduction in mangrove plants

Viviparous Reproduction in Plant

Due to the increase in weight the seedling separates from the parent tree and falls into the water and develops lateral roots. Vivipary is seen in Rhizophora, Cercops, Kandelia and Sonneratia.

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