Epidermal Peel and Flower Petal of Jasmine Flower

A flower and leaf from a star jasmine plant was obtained at 10:00 pm on May 8th, 2019 at the bushes outside of the Gates-Thomas building at Caltech. This is a picture of a slice from the jasmine leaf, taken with Samsung S5 Galaxy and Foldscope lens. I obtained this sample by using a razor blade to scrape off the top portion of the leaf, gently peeling off a thin layer, and wet-mounting it to a glass slide. You can see the epidermis (clear part towards the left) as well as the spongy mesophyll cells with a hexagonal/circular structure.
This is a picture of the Jasmine flower petal. A thin slice of the flower petal was obtained by scraping a razor blade across the petal. The slice was wet-mounted to a glass slide. In this picture, you can see the hexagonal/circular structure of the cells in the flower petal. They bear much similarity to the cells in the leaves, upon comparing the two pictures.
The two pictures are of the petal and leaf of the same star jasmine plant, retrieved from this bush outside of Gates-Thomas at May 8th, 2019 at 10:00 pm.

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  1. Manu Prakash says:

    What a beautiful series of observations. Fantastic post.


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