Stomata of Malabar spinach leaf

Stomata of Malabar spinach leaf showing stoma,guard cells and epidermal cells

Basella alba commonly known as malabar spinach is used as green leafy vegetable. It is a dicot plant and has more number of stomata on the lower surface compared to the upper surface to avoid excess transpiration. It was amazing to observe the stomata under  foldscope showing the opening -stoma enclosed by guard cells and the surrounding epidermal cells which was as clear as the text book pictures. 

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