Caption: Stomata of a scouring rush leaf (Equisetum spp.). The "leaf" is reduced to a scale on the joint of the stem. Stomata (singular = stoma) are tiny openings in the epidermis of a plant that are surrounded by pairs of crescent-shaped cells, called guard cells, that facilitate gas exchange.
Magnification*: x365
Type: SEM
Copyright 1995 Dennis Kunkel Microscopy, Inc.
Keywords: 92503B,plants,Equisetum,horsetail,leaf,plant,scale,scouring rush,stomate,SEM,gas exchange,guard cell,guard cells,stoma,stomata,stomates,plant cell