palisade mesophyll

palisade mesophyll

[‚pal·ə′sād ′mez·ə‚fil]
(botany)
A tissue system of the chlorenchyma in well-differentiated broad leaves composed of closely spaced palisade cells oriented parallel to one another, but with their long axes perpendicular to the surface of the blade.
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Blackbrush leaves share some of the characteristics of xerophytic leaves that are typically small with reduced cell size, thick cuticle and blades, cylindrical, well-developed palisade mesophyll, and dense adaxial pubescence (Rundel and Gibson 1996).
a Sperm cell, b Nerve cell, c Red blood cell, d Palisade mesophyll cell, e Root hair cell.