Common broom stem, light micrograph

Common broom stem, light micrograph

C003/5848 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 80.3MB

Downloadable file size: 2.6MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Caption: Common broom stem. Light micrograph of a transverse section through the stem of a common broom (Salicornia europaea) plant. Broom is a drought plant (xerophyte) with ribbed stems and branches to increase the area for photosynthesis. The ribs (spikes) contain spongy mesophyll (pink), similar to a leaf, in the centre and ends of which are supporting bundles of fibres (sclerenchyma, black-brown). The stem has undergone secondary thickening to produce a ring of xylem (dark brown). Above the xylem is the cambium (red ring) and above this is the phloem (red patches). In the centre of the stem is the pith made up of parenchyma cells (pink). Magnification: x46 when printed 10 centimetres wide.

Release details: Model release not available. Property release not required.

Keywords: angiosperm, angiosperms, biological, biology, botanical, botany, cell, cell biology, cells, common broom, cortex, cytisus scoparius, cytology, epidermis, fibres, flora, light micrograph, light microscope, lm, nature, parenchyma, phloem, pith, plant, plant structure, rib, ribbed, ribs, sclerenchyma, section, sectioned, spongy mesophyll, stem, support, supporting fibre, supportive, white background, xerophyte, xerophytic, xylem

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.