what are functions of veins and midrib in a leaf

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The veins provide support to the leaf and keep it in shape and they also carry substances in the leaf.

Midrib is the thickest central vein present on the middle of lamina of leaf. From midrib arises many lateral veins.It performs following functions:

  • Midrib along with lateral veins forms leaf's skeleton and provides mechanical support to leaf
  • It also helps to transport water, minerals to different cells of leaf  
  • It transports synthesised food from leaf to stem where from it is carried to different parts of plant.
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the function of midrib is that it transport water to the leaf 
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