Leaf veins of the common ivy

Leaf veins of the common ivy

B745/0050 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 53.9MB

Downloadable file size: 5.7MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Caption: Scanning electron micrograph, tinted green, of a leaf skeleton of the common ivy, Hedera helix. The skeleton is left after the soft tissue (mesophyll) has rotted away, & consists of the vascular tissue (veins) of the plant: the xylem, which carries water & minerals from the roots, & the phloem, which takes sugar from the leaves to the rest of the plant. The xylem cells are impregnated with lignin, a polymer resistant to decay & hence surv- iving to form the skeleton. In dicotyledonous plants (with two seed- leaves) the vascular system is a network of increasingly small veins, as here. Magnification: X 4 (35mm). Original is BW print B745/032.

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

Keywords: botany, common ivy, dicotyledon, hedera helix, ivy, leaf, leaves, mesophyll, nature, plant, plants, scanning electron micrograph, sem, skeleton, vascular tissue, vein

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