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Tradescantia leaf peel

Caption

Scanning electron microscope image of a Tradescantia virginiana leaf peel. You ca peel away cuticle and some of the epidermal layer, to expose the mesophyll layer below. This is an image of the leaf peel boundary, showing epidermal layer with stomate and next mesophyll layer down.

Commelinales

Commelinaceae (spiderwort family)

Tradescantia virginiana

herbaceous monocotyledon

Zeiss DSM 962 SEM

Writer

Louisa Howard

Keywords

Botanical, SEM, leaf, Commelinales