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

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    GCSE geography.
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    To prevent water loss as the waxy layer is waterproof.
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    Reduce water loss i think
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    (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).
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    To prevent water loss by evaporation.
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