Comparison between Leaf Structures of Dicot and Monocot - QS Study
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Leaf structures of Dicot and Monocot:

Dicot Leaves

  • Orientation of leaf looks like horizontal and dorsiventrally differentiated
  • Stomata forms usually on lower epidermis
  • Cuticle forms thick on upper epidermis
  • Motor cells are absent
  • Mesophyll are differentiated into upper palisade parenchyma and lower spongy parenchyma
  • Vascular bundles are not seen in parallel series and are supported by bundle sheath extension

 

Monocot Leaves

  • Orientation of leaf looks like vertical and isobilateral
  • Stomata forms on both epidermal layers
  • Cuticle forms thick on both epidermal layers
  • Motor cells are present in upper epidermis
  • No differentiation of mesophyll
  • Vascular bundles are in parallel series and are supported by sclerenchyma patches