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Question:
One of my students asked, "How many stoma are on a leaf?" I said several, but it depends on the type of plant. However, it piqued my curiosity for a number as well. Is there a range? Lets say for something common like a white oak?


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Also depends upon environmental factors, and usually recorded as # of stomata per unit leaf area.

Perhaps helpful:

http://www.mercer.edu/camps/message/summer2000/summer2000-stomata.htm

http://www.accessexcellence.org/AE/AEC/AEF/1994/case_leaf.html

http://tiee.ecoed.net/vol/v1/experiments/stomata/stomata_description.html

Anthony Brach Ph.D.



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