Did you know that the spines on a cactus are actually modified leaves? They are a form of ‘Adaptation’ that helps protect the plant from predators and prevents loss of water through leaf evaporation. Adaptations are special features which help plants and animals survive in a particular habitat. Common examples of plant adaptions include tendrils that help support a plant, thorns for defence, winged seeds for dispersal or bulbs to store food or water in the roots. Can identify the adaptation of plants like Piper betle (paan) and Vitis vinifera (grapes) in this section?
- Western Ghats