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STEFAN DILLER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY STEFAN DILLER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Spanish pepper (Capsicum annuum) leaf trichome, coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM). Trichomes are specialised structures that can be glandular in nature, defend against predators, or help reduce water loss. Crystals are seen adhering to the surface of this trichome.
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