Hairs and glandular trichomes on Thyme leaf

Hairs and glandular trichomes on Thyme leaf

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Caption: False colour scanning electron micrograph of the leaf surface of the herb thyme, Thymus vulgaris. The micrograph shows two types of trichomes (projections from the leaf surface); unbranched multicellular hairs, which cover most of the surface & glandular trichomes (spheres), the source of the aromatic oil which gives the herb its value in cooking. Magnification: X 24 at 35mm size. Original is bw print b745/195.

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Keywords: botany, gland, glands, glandular, hair, herb, leaf, leaves, nature, plant, plants, scanning electron micrograph, sem, thyme, thymus vulgaris, trichome, type

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