Comparing stomata & epidermal cells between different species of plants

Collecting & Preparing a sample After reading the post by KAVITHA (https://microcosmos.foldscope.com/?p=160084) about stomata, I had a question: Do all stomata look the same? So over the weekend, while visiting my sister and parents, we went on a Stomata Expedition! We collected a several different sorts of leaves, placing them in a plastic tub to…

Magnolia leaf

Are leaves as smooth as they look like? This leaf was taken from a Magnolia tree from garden Lagunita Court. It is a budding new leaf, and was cut into thin pieces before mounted onto slices. Taking an ideal picture was hard because some parts of the leaf were too thick, and block the light…

Anatomy of a fern

These are some first images of reproductive structures from a fern in my yard in Charleston, SC.

Aquatic Fern found at Loktak Lake, Manipur

Student Name: Anjali Manoj College/School: CMR National PU College, ITPL, Bangalore. Specimen: Salvinia sp. Specimen collected from: Loktak Lake, Manipur  on 2nd December, 2018 Specimen observed at:  CMR National PU College at ITPL, Bangalore on 7th December, 2018 On the 2nd of December, I had collected a leaf and root hair of floating aquatic plant specimen near one…

Unknown Algal Specimen from Loktak Lake, Manipur

Student Name: Anjali Manoj College/School: CMR National PU College, ITPL, Bangalore. Specimen: Unknown specimen of Kingdom Plantae Division Thallophyta Specimen collected from: Shell of snail found at Loktak Lake, Manipur  on 2nd December, 2018 Specimen observed at:  CMR National PU College at ITPL, Bangalore on 6th December, 2018

spirogyra

Spirogyra is collected from the Bijni college campus

Coleus Flower

My first two Foldscope images! These two are parts of a single structure from a Coleus flower.  Since I have minimal training in botany, I’m not sure of what this is called — I welcome any input from other folks on this site.