Page 63 – Trichomes


Page 63 – Trichomes



c. 1940



Page 63 – Trichomes

Fig. 56 . Trichomes. Abaxial surface of the basal, i.e., non-chlorophyllaceous, region of a developing leaf from a 6-months old plant to show the arrangement, distribution over a given area and different stages of development of the trichomes, and the relative size and shape of the epidermal cells, in different portions of this leaf region. A, B and C show trichomes in successive stages of development. ep, epidermal cells, each containing a silica body; fu. the region in which the leaf furrow develops, and ri, the ridge; th. scutiform trichome head (dotted lines show cross section of trichome foot). X340.