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American Journal of Botany

Cluster Roots in Embothrium coccineum (Proteaceae)

Caption: Left, small seedling (ca. five months old) collected in Reserva Nacional Cerro Castillo, Chile, with its noticeable cluster roots holding soil. Right, one young cluster root; notice that they are simple cluster roots (i.e., bottle-brush-like structures).

Credit: Left by Frida Piper; right by Mabel Delgado.

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