rice plant is grass, and thus it has
parallel venation arrangement
in monocot plants.
leaf has many veins (vascular bundles)
are arranged parallel to each other.
between the main veins are the commissural veins,
are perpendicular to the main veins.
veins help main veins distribute
nutrients, and sugars
the cells far from the main veins.
in the leaf blade is continuous from
ones in the leaf sheeth,
are connected to the veins in the stem.
Introduction | Flowers&Fruit
| Roots | Stems
© Thomas L. Rost 1997
Section of Plant Biology
Division of Biological Sciences
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS