Fig. 10.4-3. Transverse section of wild ginger (Asarum canadense in the Aristolochia family, not a real ginger). The cells of this uniseriate trichome are slightly collapsed, probably an artifact. Notice the alignment of the cells: this trichome developed by cell divisions in which all new walls were perpendicular to the long axis of the trichome. That orientation though is at right angles to the divisions that occurred as the protoderm was developing into the epidermis. About nine trichome cells are visible in just this micrograph, and probably each would have lengthened greatly during maturation, creating a long trichome.