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Bromeliad leaf. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a leaf from a Vriesea gigantea plant, showing the scaly leaf hairs (trichomes) that absorb water from the air. Vriesea gigantea is a species of bromeliad (family Bromeliaceae) that is endemic to Brazil. Magnification: x330, when printed 10 centimetres wide.
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