Under the microscope: Cordyline Palm

Cordyline Palm, Cordyline australis (Tree no. 214).

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Above image: microscopic image of fibers

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Above image of Cordyline trunk sample

Of interest: internal structure of the trunk, fibrous hairs bunching.

There are also some lovely small round lenticles that we would like to further investigate.

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All images: Dr. Clodagh Dooley

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