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Open and closed stomata in Crassula ovata

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open stoma
3  guard cells
subsidiary cells
5  wax platelets
2  closed stoma

English name: Jade plant, money tree
Scientific name: Crassula ovata
Familia: Crassulaceae
Classis: Dicotyledonas
Phylum: Angiospermae
Regnum: Plantae
In these epidermis strips of Crassula ovata both open (right) and closed (left) can be observed. The guard cells and subsidiary cells can be clearly recognized. Some (greenish) chloroplasts in the underlying cell layers can be discerned.

last modified: 5 Jun 2014