Get Answers to all your Questions

header-bg qa

Which among the following statements is incorrect about monocotyledonous tissue systems

Option: 1

Bulliform cells that help in the curling of leaves are absent in monocot leaf

Option: 2

Epidermis covers the entire plant and protects the plant from external damage

Option: 3

Vascular bundles in monocot stem are neither radial nor conjoint

Option: 4

In a monocot stem pericycle is absent

Answers (1)


Option 1: The bulliform cells are found in the upper epidermis of the monocot leaf. These cells can absorb a huge amount of water, which in turn opens the leaf blade. Hence, the correct option is 1.

Explanation for the incorrect options :

Option 2: Epidermis, in botany, an outermost, protoderm-derived layer of cells covering the stem, root, leaf, flower, fruit, and seed parts of a plant. The epidermis and its waxy cuticle provide a protective barrier against mechanical injury, water loss, and infection.

Option 3: Vascular bundles of monocot stem are conjoint, closed and phloem parenchyma is absent in them. Therefore, no secondary growth is observed in the monocot stem, except for a few exceptions.

Option 4: In monocots, the endodermis is present around each vascular bundle. Distinction into cortex, pericycle, and pith is not seen. Vascular bundles are present in the ground tissue.

Posted by


View full answer

NEET 2024 Most scoring concepts

    Just Study 32% of the NEET syllabus and Score up to 100% marks