Chapter 6: Leaves (Morphology and Anatomy of Other Leaf Types (insect…
Cross-link description: The leaves of Conifers are just one example of a 'simple' form of leaves. Conifer leaves are never compound.
Cross-link description: Vascular tissue is common in leaves, especially foliage leaves. However, vascular tissues are not present in all leaf types. Cacti with spines have no vascular tissue and mesophyll parenchyma.
Cross-link description: Different types of leaves have adaptations that can help their purpose to stop water loss and carry out photosynthesis. In succulent leaves, the small number of air spaces aids in photosynthesis and water retention.