Lavender oil glands and trichomes (Lavandula dentata)

Ref: 80200159

Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a section of French lavender (Lavandula dentata) leaf. A number of oil glands (spheres) can also be seen. When the leaf is touched or damaged, the glands rupture and release the oil that gives lavender its distinctive fragrance.

Magnification: x284 when printed 10 centimetres wide.
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