Stigma of sweet alyssum flower

Stigma of sweet alyssum flower

B765/0057 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Caption: False colour scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of the stigmatic surface of the sweet alyssum flower (family: Cruciferae). The stigma is the pollen- receiving structure of the flower's female reproductive organs. It is attached to the ovaries (right) by means of a short style and is covered by papillae (finger-like projections); a number of pollen grains may seen adhering to the papillae. Compatible pollen trapped on the papillae germinates by growing a pollen tube. The pollen tube, carrying the male gamete, grows through the stigma, down the style and towards the ovary, where fertilisation occurs. Magnification: X 43 at 35mm size. Original is Bw print b765/039.

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

Keywords: alyssum, botany, flower, flowering part, nature, on stigma, ovary, parts, plant, plants, pollen, scanning electron micrograph, sem, stigma, sweet alyssum flower

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