Facing towards the stem of a plant (in particular denoting the upper surface of a leaf). The opposite of abaxial.
- The environments of the adaxial and abaxial leaf surface differ in many ways.
- Since the midvein (indicated by an arrowhead) is at the center of the images it is clearly shown that the leaves curl toward their adaxial surface.
- In Florida, Prokelisia are present throughout the year feeding on the phloem and laying eggs into the adaxial surfaces of the leaves.
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