Sexual Reproduction in Flowering Plants
Free lateral stipulate occur in
- Mango or Mangifera
- Maize or Zea
- Rice or Oryza
- China Rose or Hibiscus
Correct Answer: Option(d)
Solution: A small leaf-like appendage on each side at the base of the petiole in dicotyledons is called as a stipule. The arrangement and structure of the stipules are called as the stipulation. When the pair of stipules is arranged freely on either side of the petiole or leaf base, it is called as free lateral stipules. For example, Hibiscus and Gossypium.
Therefore, the correct answer is option D.