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Leaf vesicles of Fat Hen (Chenopodium album)

 
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:13 pm    Post subject: Leaf vesicles of Fat Hen (Chenopodium album) Reply with quote



Young leaf of of Fat Hen (Chenopodium album) covered in waxy vesicles

Camera: Sony Alpha 6000
Objective: Mitutoyo M Plan Apo 5x
Light: 2 led lamps 4.3 W
Stack: 50 shots - 30um



Young leaf of of Fat Hen (Chenopodium album) covered in waxy vesicles

Camera: Sony Alpha 6000
Objective: Mitutoyo M Plan Apo 10x
Light: 2 led lamps 4.3 W
Stack: 100 shots - 10um
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice, well controlled highlights, great details
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks a lot Saul!
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice pictures! I have to take a closer look at this plant - Thanks for the idea.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beautiful control of your lighting- great images!
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

An interesting plant feature, beautifully demonstrated. Any idea what function these serve for the plant?

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

leonardturner wrote:
An interesting plant feature, beautifully demonstrated. Any idea what function these serve for the plant?

Leonard


Thanks Leonard, according to E.F. LoPresti (Chenopod salt bladders deter insect herbivores, Oecologia 2013), the vesicles would have a defensive function against phytophagous insects.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, Nicola. Very interesting.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very interesting set of pictures.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thank you all for your kind comments ..
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Amazingly beautiful! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you IvanG!
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