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Leaf Anatomy. In this tutorial, we have discussed the leaf anatomy (transverse section of leaf) of dicot and monocot plants. This is the part where a leaf attaches to the stem.

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In most leaves, the primary photosynthetic tissue, the palisade mesophyll, is located on the upper side. The leaf both morphologically and anatomically is the most variable plant organ. Leaf shape is adapted to best suit the plant's habitat and maximize photosynthesis.

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The diagram below is that of a pine needle. This is where the spongy mesophyll cells are found bundled up. As a result, plants coordinate size, number, shape, and arrangement of cells, adjust the thickness and chemical composition of cell walls, and. Leaves are collectively referred to as foliage, as in autumn foliage.