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Madake Bamboo Longitudinal Section Through the Microscope

Madake Bamboo (Phyllostachys bambusoides) Longitudinal Section

This is a rotated and magnified image of the branching structure in the preceding photograph.

Transmitted Brightfield Illumination


KINGDOM: Plantae UNRANKED: Angiosperms UNRANKED: Monocots UNRANKED: Commelinids ORDER: Poales FAMILY: Poaceae SUBFAMILY: Bambusoideae TRIBE: Bambuseae SUBTRIBE: Shibataeinae GENUS: Phyllostachys SUBGENUS: SPECIES: bambusoides

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