Sprouting sycamore seeds

Sprouting sycamore seeds

B787/0344 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 40.2MB

Downloadable file size: 2.3MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Caption: Germinating sycamore seeds (Acer pseudoplatanus). A radicle (first root) is seen emerging from the head of each of the seeds. The direction the radicle takes is determined by gravity so that it always heads downwards. The wing on a sycamore seed acts like a propeller, allowing it to stay airborne long enough for it to be blown away from its parent tree. This means it does not have to compete with its parent for light and nutrients.

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

Keywords: acer pseudoplatanus, botany, developing, development, germinating, germination, growing, growth, nature, part, parts, plant, plants, radicle, radicles, reproduction, reproductive, root, roots, seed, shoot, shoots, sprouting, structure, sycamore seeds, three, tree, trio, wing, winged, wings

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