Chhattisgarh PMT Chhattisgarh PMT Solved Paper-2009

  • question_answer Modification of petiole into leaf like structure is called

    A)  cladode                              

    B)  phylloclade

    C)  phyllode                            

    D)  pistillode

    Correct Answer: C

    Solution :

    The lamina in compound leaf of some plants (eg. Acacia sp, Parkinsonia) fall off soon and petiole gets modified into sickle shaped leafy structure, which performs photosynthesis. Such a modified petiole is called phyllode (phyllodia).

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