Trichomes of a wild leaf with purple margins

  • Kanwar Singh

A wild member of Malvaceae family growing along roadside in Chandigarh was plucked for Foldscope explorations. It is a wild woody shrub with leaves having serrated, purple margins and veins.

  

Foldscopy of the epidermal peel of the leaf revealed presence of stellate trichomes and glandular hairs.

 

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