SEM of scutiform leaf hairs

SEM of scutiform leaf hairs

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Caption: False-colour scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of scutiform (shield-shaped) leaf hairs, or trichomes, on the undersurface of a leaf from the Japanese evergreen shrub Eleagans pungens maculata. The shrub is widely grown for its foliage, which is yellow & green on top ("maculata") & brown underneath. This is due to the elaborate, overlapping leaf hairs, which completely shield the leaf pores or stomata that regulate gaseous exchange with the environment & so prevent water loss during dry conditions or high winds. Magnification: x24 at 35mm size. Green tint (leech). Reference: MICROCOSMOS, figure 4.18, page 75.

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Keywords: botany, eleagans pungens maculata, leaf, leaf hair, leaves, nature, plant, plants

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