Most mesophytic plants have leaves with a single upper and lower epidermis, stomata on both
surfaces, have well developed xylem, phloem, palisade and spongy parenchyma. There are some specialized adaptations
to light intensity which may be found in mesomorphic leaves. Xerophytic
and hydrophytic leaves on the other hand, show a greater variety of adaptations.
|Epidermis, note stomates and vein.||Transverse section of monocot leaf showing the Kranz structure.|
|Transverse section of xerophyte leaf.||Transverse section through typical dicot leaf.|
|Leaf abscission||Conifer leaf, note resin ducts along upper surface.|