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by Frieda Christie, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

SEM photos of plants

Aeschynanthus oxychlamys

Aeschynanthus sp.
Ovary surface showing hairs
and sessile glands

Selago sp.
Seed internal view

Streptocarpus sp.
Seed surface

Images Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh 1999.

The micrographs were taken by Mrs Frieda Christie using a Zeiss DSM 962 Scanning Electron Microscope. They are reproduced with the permission of The Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh who retain their copyright.

Editor's note: Micscape thanks Mrs. Frieda Christie of the Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh for submitting and allowing us to share these beautiful images. Aeschynanthus and Streptocarpus are genuses of the Gesneriaceae (Gesneriad) family of flowering plants. The family includes popular house plants like the 'African Violet' and the 'Lipstick Plant'.

Visit the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh web site and learn about the garden and the work carried out there.

Visit the Gesneriad Reference Web site a beautifully illustrated web site showing examples of and information on this plant family.

For more of Frieda's pictures, come to the exhibition

MicroGraphicArtist: Beaming down on Botany

The exhibition runs from 8 July to 3 September 2000 at North Berwick Museum, School Road, North Berwick. The museum is open from 11.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. every day, and admission is free.

Find out more by visiting the museum's website. The exhibition will also feature a number of interactives and it is hoped to run workshops in conjunction with the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.



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