Trunks of some of the aged tree species appear to be composed to several fused trunks

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#1

Trunks of some of the aged tree species appear to be composed to several fused trunks. Is it a physiological or anatomical abnormality ? Explain in detail.


#2

It is an anatomical abnormality due to embedding of bases of stem branches in the tree trunk due to continuous secondary growth or branch bases.