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Dissected stem tip of pond weed

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apical meristem
3  leaflets
4  veins
2  leaf primordium 

English name: Pondweed
Scientific name: Elodea sp.
Familia: Hydrocharitaceae
Classis: Monocotyledonas
Phylum: Angiospermae
Regnum: Plantae
This scanning electron microscopy view shows a dissected tip of the stem of Elodea. Visible are the apical meristem, the spiral-like pattern of leaf formation and in older leaves the midvein.

last modified: 5 Jun 2014