Sunday, March 11, 2012

Comparison between dicot leaf and monocot leaf


Dicot leaf
Monocot leaf
1.      Cuticle thick at upper epidermis and thin at lower epidermis
Uniform cuticle on both the surface
2.      Stomata are more on lower surface
Equal number of stomata on either side
3.      Mesophyll is differentiated into palisade parenchyma and spongy parenchyma
Mesophyll is not differentiated into palisade and spongy parenchyma
4.      Bulliform cells are absent in the epidermis
Bulliform cells are present in upper epidermis