Lenticular Transpiration

What is Transpiration 

  • Transpiration is the process by which the loss of water from a plant takes place in the form of water vapor.
  • Water is absorbed by roots from the soil and transported to the leaves.
  • In the leaves, small pores allow water to escape as a vapor.

There are 4 Types of Transpiration

What is Lenticular Transpiration

Lenticular Transpiration Diagram
  • Lenticular transpiration is found only in the woody branches and some fruits where lenticels occur.
  • The lenticular transpiration is only 0.1% of the total transpiration.
  • Lenticular transpiration occurs all day and night because lenticels have no mechanism of closure like Stomata.
  • The lenticels connect the atmospheric air with the cortical tissue of the stem through the intercellular spaces present amongst the complementary cells.

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