The upcoming discussion will update you about the difference between transpiration and evaporation.
Difference # Transpiration:
1. Transpiration is loss of water from surface of living cells.
2. It is a physiological process.
3. Transpiration is controlled by the processes, such as osmotic potential and water potential.
4. It involves living tissues.
5. Light, carbon dioxide concentration, pH and hormones regulate transpiration.
6. Transpiration is a slow process.
7. Transpiration is influenced by the anatomy of the transpiring organs.
8. It is regulated by the amount of soil water available to the plant.
9. Transpiration makes the surface of leaves and young stems wet and protects them from sun burn.
Difference # Evaporation:
1. Evaporation is loss from free surface of water.
2. It is purely a physical process.
3. Evaporation is not controlled by any such process.
4. Evaporation involves non-living matter.
5. They do not influence evaporation.
6. Comparatively a fast process.
7. There is no such influence.
8. This is continuous process, till water is present.
9. Evaporation provides dryness to the free surface.