Dicot and monocot leaf anatomy ..
Comparing Monocot and Dicot - mrsrosales …
The arrangement of vascular tissue differs in monocot and dicotplants, as you can see by comparing the two previous images with thetwo that follow below.
Comparison between dicot leaf and monocot leaf
Campbell Biology, 11th ed. Chapter 35 for tissues and leaf structure. See also fig. 30.16 and 30.17 for a comparison of monocots and eudicots.
Plant Structure & Function - University of Waikato
Dicot leaves are much like fern leaves in general structure. The upper and lower epidermis are covered with a waxy cuticle to prevent water loss. The mesophyll consists of a palisade layer of tall cells just under the upper epidermis, and chains of spongy mesophyll cells with air spaces between them in the lower part of the leaf. The tall palisade cells are packed with chloroplasts and are the site of most of the photosynthesis in the leaf; they are located in the upper part of the leaf where sunlight penetrates most fully. Spongy mesophyll contains air for gas exchange with cells of the leaf. Carbon dioxide from air is the source of carbon for synthesis of carbohydrates, and oxygen gas is a waste product of photosynthesis.