Equisetum arvense (Field/Common Horsetail)

Dublin Core

Title

Equisetum arvense (Field/Common Horsetail)

Subject

Phytoliths viewed under 200-400x

Description

Stomata and epidermal phytoliths.

Stomata and epidermal cells are diagnostic at the genus level (Equisetum). Epidermal cells feature "granulate surfaces and elevated projections along the edges" (Morris et al. 2009: 346; Piperno 2006).

Supporting literature:
Piperno, D.R. 2006. Phytoliths: A comprehensive guide for archaeologists and paleoecologists. AltaMira Press. pg 190.

Morris, L.R., Baker, F.A., Morris, C., and Ryel, R.J. 2009. Phytolith types and type-frequencies in native and introduced species of the sagebrush steppe and pinyon-juniper woodlands of the Great Basin, USA. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 157: 339–357.

Source

MPERF - modern sample

Collected by Royal Botanic Garden (Burlington, Ontario, Canada)

Creator

S. Prado

Date

Processed November 11 2021

Type

Phytolith

Identifier

Phytolith

Files

equi_arv_epidermal_sheet-20x.jpg
equi_arv_epidermal_sheet2-20x.jpg
equi_arv_epidermal1a.jpg

Collection

Citation

S. Prado, “Equisetum arvense (Field/Common Horsetail),” McMaster Microbotanical Research Database, accessed December 4, 2022, https://macmicrobot.omeka.net/items/show/10.