Fig. 10.2-14. Transverse section of Ficus leaf (related to fig). This is an extremely thick cuticle proper (the pink layer) and cutinized wall (the white layer). The shape of the protoplasts is not the shape of the cell: the whitish areas are cell walls with cutin deposited in them, and their shape indicates that the outer parts of the radial walls are thickened, as is all of the outer wall. After secreting enough cutin to encrust all this wall, the cells continued to produce enough cutin to build a thick layer above the cells.