Leaves - 5Monocot Leaf Mesophyll•Monocots usually do not have a distinctive palisade and spongymesophyll.•Monocots have parallel veins with a general mesophyll of loosely packedparenchyma cells on both sides of the veins extending to the epidermislayers.Monocot leaf, xsVascular Tissue in Leaves (Veins)•Vascular tissue provides support for the leaf. Veins branch extensivelythroughout the mesophyll of leaves. This is most evident in decomposingleaves, with their leaf “skeleton” of veins.•Vascular tissue conducts water and solutes and maintains vascularconnections with stem and root.
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