Tag: Scanning electron micrograph

SEM of trichome: a leaf hair of Arabidopsis thaliana. By Heiti Paves.

Trichome /ˈtrʌɪkəʊm,ˈtrɪkəʊm/ noun BOTANY a small hair or other outgrowth from the epidermis of a plant, typically unicellular and glandular “Trichomes serve a variety of functions, depending on their location. As root hairs (and as leaf hairs in epiphytes), trichomes absorb water and minerals. As leaf hairs, they reflect radiation, lower plant temperature, and reduce […]