Structure of a leaf

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  • Leaves
    • Upper epidermis
      • Waxy cuticle
        • Waterproof layer which stops water loss.
    • Palaside layer
      • Palaside cells
        • At the top of the leaf, close to light, tightly packed together and full of chloroplasts. greatest amount of photosynthesis takes place here.
      • Air spaces
    • Spongy layer
      • Cells not tightly packed
    • Lower epidermis
      • Guard cells
      • Stomata

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