leaf structure

View mindmap
  • leaf structure
    • palisade  layer
      • densly packed
      • lots of chlorophyllmaximise light absorption
    • spongy layer
      • lots of air spaces to allow gas exchange
    • stoma
      • gases diffuse in and out of here
    • cuticle
      • transparent to allow light through
    • vascular bundle
      • removes sucrose
      • brings water and materials
    • upper/lower epidermis
      • allows light through
    • guard cells
      • open + close the stomata
        • to allow gas exchange and water loss
  • prevents water loss

Comments

No comments have yet been made

Similar Biology resources:

See all Biology resources »See all Adaptations of organisms to their environment resources »