Adaptation in Animals

 Materials Required

  • Orchid Plant
  • Hibiscus Plant

Real Lab Procedure

  • You will need an orchid plant and a hibiscus plant that have roots, leaves and flowers.
  • Study the venation, leaves, nature of root system, stem and flowers of both the plants.

Simulator Procedure (as performed through the Online Labs)

  • From the shown four choices select the correct plant part from the left window pane that relates to the shown plant.
  • Drag your selected choice and place it near the plant.  If the choice is wrong the selection goes back.
  • You can try this for different plant parts by clicking on the ‘Reset’ button.
  • If you have any doubt, you can click on the help button that provides you with hints.


Record the observations in a table.

Property Orchid Plant Hibiscus Plant
Venation Orchid has parallel venation. Hibiscus has reticulate venation.
Leaves Leaves of orchid plant are sessile. Leaves of hibiscus plant have stalks.
Root Orchid plant has adventitious roots. Hibiscus plant has taproots.
Stem Orchid has weak stem. Hibiscus has strong stem.
Flower Three petals and three sepals. Five petals and five sepals.


From the above observation it can be concluded that the orchid is a monocot plant and the hibiscus is a dicot plant.