Lemon grass, SEM

Lemon grass, SEM

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Caption: Lemon grass. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of the surface of Thai lemon grass (Cymbopogon flexuosus) showing closed stomata holes. Lemon grass has a citrus flavour and aroma and is used in Asian cuisine for flavouring soups and curries. The extracted oil from this genus is economically important being used variously from soap, through insect repellants to antiseptics. Magnification: x90 when printed 10 centimetres wide.

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