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Leaves - 5 Monocot Leaf Mesophyll Monocots usually do not have a distinctive palisade and spongy mesophyll. Monocots have parallel veins with a general mesophyll of loosely packed parenchyma cells on both sides of the veins extending to the epidermis layers. Monocot leaf, xs Vascular Tissue in Leaves (Veins) Vascular tissue provides support for the leaf. Veins branch extensively throughout the mesophyll of leaves. This is most evident in decomposing leaves, with their leaf “skeleton” of veins. Vascular tissue conducts water and solutes and maintains vascular connections with stem and root.
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