mesophyll

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mesophyll

[′mez·ə‚fil]
(botany)
Parenchymatous tissue between the upper and lower epidermal layers in foliage leaves.
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Robyns (Bombacoideae, Malvaceae) is usually a larger tree, found in Cerradao (dense cerrado with almost closed woodland) and Cerrado (closed vegetation dominated by trees and shrubs with herbaceous vegetation between them), but mainly in the edges and sometimes inside mesophyllous and gallery forests.
Pronounced changes in plant morphology occur at higher elevation in mountains at both the middle and the tropical latitudes, where tall, predominantly mesophyllous tree species are replaced by crooked, nanophyllous species (Grubb 1974, 1977).
Differences in preburn branch diameters and shrubs intermingling with Adenostoma, particularly the volatile mesophyllous species at site 2, could account for the discrepancy in canopy vs.