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Arranged slides of fern scales
by Brian Darnton and Tony Wills, UK
approaches, this is a good time of year to study ferns, their
spores and scales. The photograph below shows an arranged circle
of scales of the Rusty Backed Fern (Ceterach officinarum).
The microscope slide was prepared by Brian Darnton and
photographed by Tony Wills.
arranged slide showing scales of an un-named fern, is shown
below. Photographed by Tony Wills.
Images © Brian Darnton, Tony Wills 1998.
Read the Micscape article 'The Rusty Backed Fern' by Brian Darnton, which describes this fern and the general preparation and arrangement of fern scales.
Published in October 1998 Micscape Magazine.
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