Leaf bud, light micrograph

Leaf bud, light micrograph

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Caption: Leaf bud. Light micrograph of a cross-section through a winter leaf bud of the sycamore tree (Acer pseudoplatanus). This tree's leaves are arranged in an opposite and decussate manner, and the cross-section shows an outer layer of protective cork-covered scale leaves (pink), and an inner core of unexpanded foliage leaves (red).

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