QS Study

Identifying characteristics of the internal structure of dorsiventral leaf:

i) It is green, compressed with wide lamina.

ii) Leaf blade is enriched with reticulate venation.

iii) Mesophyll tissue is present and is composed of palisade parenchyma and spongy parenchyma.

iv) Vascular bundles are conjoint and closed i.e. cambium is absent in the vascular bundle. Vascular bundle are surrounded by one layered cells known as bundle sheath

v) Stomata are present on the lower epidermis

vi) Palisade parenchyma is present towards the upper epidermis while spongy parenchyma is present towards the lower epidermis.