English name: Pine Scientific name: Pinus sp. Familia: Pinaceae Classis: Coniferopsida Phylum: Gymnospermae Regnum: Plantae
Needles of pine have small epidermis cells. However, these have a thick wall and a very thick cuticle that contains cutin. The needle contains resin ducts that are surrounded by sclerenchyma. The resin serves as protection against predators.