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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Palisade mesophyll occurred in bundles along the periphery of the leaf and were bordered by sclerenchyma girders (Figs 2 and 3) of mesophyll origin (Rudall and Chase 1996).
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.