Scanning electron microscope image of cross-section through a Solenostemon scutellarioidesi (coleus) stem. The image shows the outer epidermal layer, cortex, vascular bundles in a ring, and a central pith. This image is part of a group on botanical stems (CIL:40378-40395).
Biological Process: Plant stem organization
Image collected on a Zeiss DSM 962 SEM. Complete specimen preparation protocol available at:
Author: Louisa Howard
Source: The Cell: An Image Library