Thursday, 27 October 2011
looking down the microscope
The cell pattern in the stem leaf is distinctive for Spagnum skyense so I have taken some photographs with a friend on Skye http://www.robertarnold.co.uk/ at different enlargements through a microscope. These are really inspiring, the wonderful patterns and botanical systems at work in these simple organisms is mesmerising.
Interesting fact - Sphagna have a distinctive animal life which is solely associated with them, living both on the watery surface and within the water filled cells.