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what is the function of the stem

Stems connect the roots to the leaves, helping to transport water, minerals, and sugars to different parts of the plant. Plant stems always have nodes (points of attachments for leaves, roots, and flowers) and internodes (regions between nodes).

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What are the types of stems

Stems stores food, water, and nutrients. Cells of a stem, meristems, produce new living tissues. Underground stem, Aerial stem, and subaerial stem are three different types of Stem.

Based on their location with respect to the ground, there are three types of stems:
Underground stem.
Aerial stem.
Subaerial stem.

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What are the characteristics of a stem

Characteristics of Stems
The stem is an ascending axis of the plant and develops from the plumule and epicotyl of the embryo.
It is generally erect and grows away from the soil towards the light. ...
The growing apex of stem bears a terminal bud for growth in length.

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Stem vascular bundle

A vascular bundle is a part of the transport system in vascular plants. The transport itself happens in vascular tissue, which exists in two forms: xylem and phloem. ... In a stem or root this means that the xylem is closer to the centre of the stem or root while the phloem is closer to the exterior.