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Leaf strip of lower epidermis

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transparent veins (vascular bundles)
3  epidermis cells
subsidiary cells
5  guard cells with stomata
2  parallel rows with stomata

English name: Corn / Maize
Scientific name: Zea mays
Familia: Gramineae
Classis: Monocotyledonas
Phylum: Angiospermae
Regnum: Plantae
The stomata are aligned between the veins. The triangular subsidiary cells support the function of guard cells in opening and closing stomata. A few chloroplasts from remnants of subepidermal layers can be distinguished in the leaf strip..

last modified: 5 Jun 2014