Stems of Monocotyledon plants exhibit a number of variations in their anatomy from that of dicotyledon stems. The following distinct differences are marked in monocot stem.
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The difference between Dicot Stem Anatomy and Monocot Stem Anatomy are dicot stem the epidermal multicellular stem hairs are present whereas in monocot stem usually stem hair are absent.
The difference between Vascular Bundles in Monocot and Dicot Stem are in Dicot Stem vascular bundles are arranged in ring whereas in Monocot stem vascular bundles are scattered in ground tissues.
Transverse section of a monocot stem shows the following regions (Example. Maize): Epidermis- It consists of a single layer of cells at the outermost region of the stem. The outer surface is covered by a thick cuticle.Epidermis contains stomata here and there.