In reticulate venation the main veins are branched repeatedly to form a network on the leaf lamina. The main vein is the midrib from which many small veins are formed. Reticulate venation is the characteristic feature of the dicot plants. E.g. Ficus, Hibiscus. In parallel venation the veins are found lying parallel to each other from the base to the apex. This is a characteristic feature of monocot plants. E.g. Banana, Bamboo.