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Plant Hair

This plant hair consists of three distinct cells. The base cell is the smallest and is isotropic. The next cell is elongated and birefringent. The final cell is also birefringent and terminates in a sharp point.

Transmitted Off Crossed Polarized Light Illumination


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Uphof, J.C. Th., Karl Hummel, and Karin Staesche, PLANT HAIRS, Gebruder Borntraeger, Berlin, 1962.