Originally Posted by dashman
Neps do not form a tap root if that is what you are asking. Like a carrot or a ceph. It is a fibrous root (a complex system of smaller root structures). Like grass.
Incorrect, actually. Neps from Indochina often have long, Ceph like roots. Kampotiana, smilesii, some mirabilis, and mirabilis var. globosa from Trang, among others, have long, thick rootstocks.
The majority of Neps do, however, have relatively small, black fibres for roots.
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beat me to it Clue, i was just coming in to chime in on that, indeed a few species form "rhizomes" or taproots....
Ah, did not know that. Learn something new every day.