Hello dear foldscopers!

I need a little of a help here.

so I started my journey by getting prepared slides. And this day I got this slide labeled as “Apple”. Sure that is apple (as seen in the picture) but what is it specifically called? Like the tissue of apple? Or just something else.


6 Comments Add yours

  1. Ronak Hati says:

    It seems like some sort of epidermal outgrowth…

    1. AliOsman says:

      But isn’t this too microscopic for such a case?

  2. laksiyer says:

    I would be very surprised if this is from an apple tree, much less an apple. These look like peltate trichomes found under a leaf. They are often found in plants related to the Olive plant. Check this. http://microcosmos.foldscope.com/?p=14517

    1. AliOsman says:

      They do look like trichomes,
      but I don’t think that they are so…
      Thanks for your comment

  3. laksiyer says:

    Hi @ALIOSMAN. I just recently saw a slide that was very similar to the one you posted. After some investigations I realized that this is a commonly provided in commercial prepared slides. It turns out that this is the scaly hair (trichome) of the silverberry plant. Just do a google search of the same and you will see several slide pictures from across the globe that looks just like this (https://www.google.com/search?q=silver+berry+scaly+hair&rlz=1C1GGRV_enUS749US749&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiI2JH8w9HaAhWinOAKHRQ1A88Q_AUICygC&biw=1920&bih=1032) .

    There is a really nice article on MICSCAPE on the plant written by Brian Johnston. Take a look.

    It makes for a very pretty slide and hope to make one for myself… now to find the silverberry.

    1. AliOsman says:

      That is the exact same! Thanks for the information.

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