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Name: Theresa D.
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Age: 40s
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Date: 5/15/2003


Question:
Why are leaves shiny on top?


Replies:
At least one common reason can be the epicuticular waxes on the surface of leaves to conserve water, prevent drying For more info:

http://postharvest.tfrec.wsu.edu/REP2003A.pdf

http://waynesword.palomar.edu/ecoph22.htm

http://www.southernnewmexico.com/Articles/Plants/CreosoteBush-fragranceoft.html

Anthony Brach, Ph.D



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