PLASTID DIMORPHISM IN LEAVES OF THE TERRESTRIAL ORCHID, OPHRYS SPHEGODES MILLER

Authors


Summary

The leaves of the terrestrial orchid Ophrys sphegodes Miller possess two entirely different types of plastid. Mesophyll cells contain chloroplasts with well-developed grana and scattered plastoglobuli. By contrast, vascular parenchyma cells have plastids which lack thylakoids. Their shape varies from spherical to irregularly cup-shaped.

Ancillary