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African violet

Saintpaulia ionantha




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5 Comments

Dixie
Dixie 7 years ago

Wow, Goncalo! I just read your comment from three months ago. Very detailed. I'll learn a lot from you!

MeredithNudo
MeredithNudo 7 years ago

Clever concept :-)

GonçaloFerreira
GonçaloFerreira 7 years ago

Basically, what you can see are zoomed one-cell layers of petales. Common to every picture, are the purple cells. The pigments are in the cell's vacuole, which is also turgid, meaning that this was a healthy plant, as vacuoles fill with water as they are filled with minerals and pigments, through osmosis. In the most zoomed pictures you can see the floemic tubes that carry the organic molecules derived from photosynthesis, like glycose. If there is anything else you wish to know, just ask. :)

The MnMs
The MnMs 7 years ago

Wow! very nice! Tnaks for the explanation ;-)

The MnMs
The MnMs 7 years ago

Pretty! can you explain us a bit more about this organism? Thanks!

GonçaloFerreira
Spotted by
GonçaloFerreira

Madrid, Madrid, Spain

Lat: 40.50, Long: -3.72

Spotted on Nov 11, 2012
Submitted on Nov 11, 2012

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