Ammophila arenaria leaf, light micrograph

Ammophila arenaria leaf, light micrograph

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Caption: Ammophila arenaria leaf. Light micrograph of a section through a marram grass (Ammophila arenaria) leaf, showing the characteristics that help reduce water loss. The outer epidermis consists of a layer of thick cuticle and layers of thick walled sclerenchyma (not shown), while the inner epidermis is folded and hairy (red) to trap water vapour. Chloroplasts (green), phloem (green) and xylem vessels (red) can also be seen. Magnification: x138 when printed 10 centimetres wide.

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