OMTEX CLASSES: What are vestigial organs? Give two examples each in human beings and plants.

What are vestigial organs? Give two examples each in human beings and plants.

Ans. Vestigial organs are the organs which are non-functional in some organisms but may have essential functions in other organisms.

Examples of vestigial organs in human beings: Vermiform appendix, plica semilunaris


Examples of vestigial organs in plants: Scale leaves in Indian pipe plant, stamens which lack anthers in some plants.