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    Hygromorph

Plants from a humid and shady environment with an ample supply of water possess so called hygromorphic leaves with a single epidermal layer and thin cuticle. Their supportive tissues are reduced. For these plants (hygrophytes) that live in an environment with a high atmospheric humidity, water loss is not a problem. An exampleof such hygromorph species is Ranunculus reptans, the greater creeping spearwort.
 
Hygromorph species: example the greater creeping spearwort
The plant
Cross-section of the leaf
Leaf section with vein
Leaf section with stoma
Habitus: greater creeping spearwort
Cross-section of the leaf
Leaf section with vein
Leaf section with stoma

last modified: 1 Oct 2011