Example of Prop Roots

Prop roots grow vertically downwards from aerial branches.On reaching the soil these roots grow stouter like pillars supporting the aerial branches. They are also called Pillar roots.

Example: Banyan Tree (Ficus bengalensis)

The Great Banyan Tree (Ficus benghalensis L.) 
The largest banyan tree located in the Indian Botanical Garden, Howrah, West Bengal over 2800 prop roots.

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