Hakea drupacea leaf, light micrograph

Hakea drupacea leaf, light micrograph

C028/9004 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 51.0MB

Downloadable file size: 3.8MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: STEVE LOWRY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Polarised light micrograph of a transverse section of the leaf of the Australian xerophyte Hakea drupacea (formerly Hakea suaveolens), also known as sweet Hakea or the sweet scented pincushion. It grows to a height of 6 metres on rocky or stony soil with needle-like leaves and clusters of white flowers. The cross section shows many cells called sclereides which are present in a ring of palisade tissue. These cells provide mechanical support and are important in transporting water between the epidermis and palisade layers. The thick epidermis and the relatively small number of stomata located deep within the epidermis reduce water loss. Magnification: x95 at 10cm wide.

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

Keywords: adaptation, biological, biology, botanical, botany, drought resistant, epidermis, flora, hakea, hakea drupacea, hakea suaveolens, micrograph, microscope, microscopic, microscopy, nature, palisade, polarised light micrograph, polarized, sclereides, stomata, sweet hackea, sweet scented pincushion, xerophyte

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