Surface of a grass blade, SEM

Surface of a grass blade, SEM

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Caption: Surface of a blade of grass (Paspalum sp), coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM). Note the long, sharp spines and hair protruding from the surface. Paspalum is a genus of plants in the grass family Poaceae. This grass group is widespread across much of Asia, Africa, Australia, and the Americas Commonly (eg. paspalum, bahiagrasses, crowngrasses and dallis grasses). They are usually are tall perennial New World grasses. They are warm season grasses (C4) and are most diverse in subtropical and tropical regions. Magnification: x120 when shortest axis printed at 25 millimetres.

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