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The leaf in which the stomata remains confined to upper surface of the leaf is known as


A
Amphistomatic
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B
Epistomatic
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C
Hypostomatic
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D
All of the above
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Solution

The correct option is B Epistomatic
Amphistomatic: A leaf is said to be called as amphistomatic when the stomata are present on both the side of the leaf.
Hypostomatic: A leaf is said to be Hypostomatic when the stomata are present on the underside of the leaf.
Epistomatic: A leaf is said to be epistomatic where stomata are present on the adaxial surface only. Such type of leaf is found in aquatic plants where the leaves float on the surface of water, e.g. Nymphaea
Thus the correct answer is option B.

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