English name: Pine Scientific name: Pinus sp. Familia: Pinaceae Classis: Coniferopsida Phylum: Gymnospermae Regnum: Plantae
The stomata of pine needles are sunken below the surface and the subsidiary cells have a ledge-like structure which obscures the view of the stomata. This construction provides extra protection against desiccation. Like in privet the subsidiary cells are co-involved in closing and opening the stomata.