Trunks of some of the aged tree species appear

Question:

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

Solution:

Trunks of some of the aged tree species appear to be composed of several fused trunks. This is an anatomical abnormality. It is an abnormal type of secondary growth,

where a regular vascular cambium or cork cambium is not formed in its normal position.

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