Anther. From the Greek antheros or anthos, meaning flower. The anther sits atop the stamen of a flower, housing the pollen (red cells) which are the male spores of the flower. Pollen are surrounded by nourishing tapetal cells seen as green strips.

Image by Heiti Paves, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia


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12 Responses to Anther.

  1. Jaz Emminger says:

    That’s an amazing image.

  2. Rajini Rao says:

    A bon bon wrapped in a bow?

  3. I love the blue gas emissions from the central singularity and the plasma jet coming out at the lower left end. This must be some sky object 😉

  4. Rajini Rao says:

    Cellular or Cosmic? Ralf Muschall 🙂

  5. Rajini Rao finds the coolest images/ideas/animations. And then she teaches us something interesting.

    She should be a teacher. But then I guess for me she already is!

  6. This is difficult to describe, I will do my best. That looks like an excellent approximation of what energy centers feel like to me. Its like the red energy. The base. The green is the expression of the 4th. I feel like that. That’s why it has meaning. Its something to think about while I’m doing the dishes.

  7. Rajini Rao says:

    Per David Sannes , I’m delighted to have inspired you to do the dishes 😀

  8. Rao Gobburu says:

    Rajini Rao Stunning. Enlighten us on how this was taken/created? Microscope?

  9. This looks like a Gyre, as described in this paper.

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