This pendant depicts the Kranz anatomy of leaves specialized for C4-type photosynthesis by monocots and some dicot plants. Shown as a cross-section of the leaf, thick layers of cells surround the vascular bundle forming a wreath ('Kranz' in German). It is in these cells surrounding the vascular bundle that the biochemical reactions of C4 photosynthesis occur. C4 photosynthesis is more efficient under certain environmental conditions, such as drought, resulting in more carbon fixation than C3 photosynthesis.
The pendant is 1.4 cm wide and 3.3 cm long below the loop.
The pendant will be shipped with a sterling silver, gold-plated silver or rose gold-plated silver anchor chain depending on whether you order the silver, brass or bronze pendant.