Pumpkin flower petal, SEM

Pumpkin flower petal, SEM

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Credit: SUSUMU NISHINAGA/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Pumpkin petal. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of the surface of a pumpkin petal (Cucurbita sp. ). The petal is covered in tiny epidermal hairs (trichomes, brown), which protect the plant against pests and reduce water loss through evaporation. Magnification: x78 at 6x7cm size.

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Keywords: botanical, botany, coloured, cucurbita sp., flower, flowering part, hair, hairs, hairy, many, multiple, nature, parts, petal, plant, plants, projection, projections, protection, protective, pumpkin, scanning electron micrograph, sem, surface, trichome, trichomes

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