Picture of the Day

Authors: Stefan and Richard Hollos

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October 2, 2020

Blue Spruce Needle

Macro and Micro Picture of the Day 2020-10-02

Here is a Blue spruce (Picea pungens) needle at 40x magnification. Just like yesterday's picture of a mugo pine (Pinus mugo) needle, it has periodic white dots which are presumably stomata (breathing pores). The blue spruce is a conifer native to western North America from New Mexico north to Alberta and British Columbia.

Equipment used: AmScope M150C microscope with Raspberry Pi camera module V2 (8MP).