What is the function of the cuticle on the epidermis?

1 Answer
Nov 28, 2017

The primary function of the plant cuticle is as a water permeability barrier that prevents the evaporation of water from the epidermal surface.


It also prevents external water and solutes from entering the tissues. It prevents the contamination of plant tissues with external water, dirt and microorganisms.

The cuticle of Nelumbo nucifera have ultra hydrophobic and self cleaning properties.

A plant cuticle is a protective film covering the epidermis of leaves, young shoots and other aerial plant organs without periderm.