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Why have leaves adapted to have a waxy/glossy surface?

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    GCSE geography.

    To prevent water loss as the waxy layer is waterproof.

    Reduce water loss i think

    (Original post by multiplexing-gamer)
    GCSE geography.
    The cuticle, that is the 'waxy layer', lessens water loss by not letting it diffuse away so easily (the cuticle is waterproof).

    To prevent water loss by evaporation.

    Reduce water loss (transpiration)


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