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Shiny Leaf Tops
Name: Theresa D. Status: other Age: 40s Location: N/A Country: N/A Date: 5/22/2003
Why are leaves shiny on top?
Many leaves have a waxy surface to reduce water loss and for protection. A detailed diagram is at
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