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Cross-section through the leaf of lilac


1  upper epidermis
3  spongy parenchyma
4  air cavity
5  lower epidermis
7  trichome
8  major vein
9  xylem
2  palisade parenchyma
6  stomata
10  phloem
11  supporting tissue (sclerenchyma)

English name: Lilac
Scientific name: Syringa vulgaris
Familia: Oleaceae
Classis: Dicotyledonas
Phylum: Angiospermae
Regnum: Plantae

All elements of a leaf with mesomorph characteristics can be clearly distinguished in this section of lilac, a plant growing in temperate zones. The well-developed vascular bundles associated with supporting tissue give the leaf firmness. Extensions (trichomes originating from the epidermis) are visible on the leaf surface.

last modified: 5 Jun 2014