A kaleidoscopic masterpiece
Dr Renner said that like many bryophyte species, Dendrolembidium tenax is an architectural masterpiece that comes to life under the micrscope in 'kaleidoscopic' fashion.
"The pattern of glistening cells at the base of the shoot progressively change to regular patterns formed by the four-lobed leaves," Dr Renner said.
"This becomes more closely set toward the shoot tips and the depth of this patterning itself changes as the leaves decrease in size as you move up the stem," said Dr Renner.
Dendrolembidium tenax along with 1.4 million other herbarium plant specimens will be available for the whole world to access online when the digitisation project is complete in 2021.
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