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Name: Lucia
Status: student
Grade: 9-12
Location: Outside U.S.
Country: Australia
Date: Spring 2013


Question:
I was wondering: do mango leaves have sunken stomata in grooves? About how many stomata per leaf area?



Replies:
The stomata of mango leaves are on their lower surface:

http://www.tutorvista.com/content/biology/biology-i/environment/adaptation-plants.php

http://www.newton.dep.anl.gov/askasci/bot00/bot00897.htm

ca. 400-700 per square mm:

http://www.jofamericanscience.org/journals/am-sci/am0702/69_4838am0702_641_650.pdf

http://www.actahort.org/books/645/645_56.htm

Sincerely, Anthony R. Brach, PhD


Hi Lucia,

Thanks for the question. I do not know the answer, but I do think it would be a good investigation if one has access to either a high power light microscope or an electron microscope.

Jeff



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