What is Parallel Venation?

When veins of the leaf are arranged parallel to one another all over the leaf blade or lamina, it is called as parallel venation.

Venation is the way veins are arranged in a leaf. Parallel venation is where the veins run parallel to each other and are connected laterally by minute and straight veinlets. This type of venation is mostly seen in monocotyledons.

Parallel venation is found in following plants.

Banana, bamboo, wheat, grasses and maize are few examples of the parallel venation


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