Can we use electron microscopy and statistical analyses to better classify the trichomes of the large plant genus Solanum?
Edible floral trichomes discovered in bee-pollinated Pinguicula species show carnivorous plants can feed insects as well as feed on insects.
This study highlights the potential importance of the combined thickness of the cuticle and epidermal cell wall in the absorption of foliar-applied nutrients.
Kazuo Yamazaki and Simcha Lev-Yadun suggest reflect that the production of white trichomes by some plants might mimic arthropod silk.
A survey of flowers of 16 species of Lockhartia determines that all have elaiophores (oil glands) of the trichomal type.
Trichomes (from the Greek for “hair”) are fine outgrowths on plants such as hairs.