Page 31 – Epidermal cells of the stem node
Fig. 28 . Epidermal cells of the stem node. Surface views of the epidermis in the nodal region near the apex, i.e., the young, portion of the stem, in A and B; and in the medial portion of the stem, in C and D. B shows cells at the very base of the node, and A, in a region just above B. The same relationship of position exists between D and C. notice the irregularity in cell shape and non-alignment of the cells into rows. si, silica bodies. A, B, and C, X3400; D, X200.