Tap root are modified mainly for storage of food. They are known as tubers. Based on shape tap root tubers are classified into four groups.
a) Fusiform tubers: A swollen root tapering at both ends is called fusiform.
b) Napiform tubers: The root is globular and tapers abruptly at the base.
c) Conical tubers: The root is broad at the top and tapers towards the lower end like a cone.
d) Tuberous roots: The root is thick and fleshy. It has no definite shape.
Example: 4 o’ clock plant (Mirabilis jalapa)
See also: Adventitious roots tubers