EPITHALLIAL CELLS

are mostly uncalcified cells covering the meristematic cells. Click here for illustrations

RECENT FOSSIL

T
H
I
N

S
E
C
T.


from Wilks & Woelkerling, 1995: Austr. Syst. Bot., vol. 8.

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H
I
N

S
E
C
T.

Section showing flared epithallial cells (arrow heads) in Lithothamnion. Thin section image showing the brightish epithallium in the midle of the image. Owing to the diffuse appearance, higher magnifications do not provide more informations.
RECENT FOSSIL
S
E
M

from Woelkerling & Harvey, 1993: Austr. Syst. Bot., vol. 6.
S
E
M
Fracture showing epithallial cells (arrow and "e") of Mesophyllum. Owing to diagenesis, epithallial cells (E) are difficult to recognize and to separate from meristematic cells (S) and from cells subtending them (C) (Sorry, it does not look better!).

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