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.