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date: 21 November 2019

buttress root 

Source:
A Dictionary of Ecology
Author(s):

Michael Allaby

A root that is similar to a *stilt root, but has a solid connection to the stem throughout its length. It is a means of providing stability to tall tropical trees in high winds. If the buttress root is detached from the trunk for part of its length it is known as a flying buttress root.... ...

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