In plants, indumentum types include:
The indumentum on plants can have a wide variety of functions, including as anchorage in climbing plants (e.g. Galium aparine), in transpiration control, the reflection of solar radiation, increasing water-repellency (e.g. in the aquatic fern Salvinia), in protection against insect predation, and in the trapping of insects (Drosera, Nepenthes, Stylosanthes).
- Davis, Peter Hadland and Heywood, Vernon Hilton (1963) Principles of angiosperm taxonomy Van Nostrandpage, Princeton, New Jersey, page 154, OCLC 552236
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