This monocot was viewed under a biological microscope and captured with the MW5CCD microscope camera.
There are over 59,000 species of monocots. The largest family in this group is the orchid family. A distinctive property of a monocot's flower is that it is trimerous - meaning the flower parts in threes or multiples of three. For example, a monocot flower typically has three, six, or nine petals. Many monocots also have leaves that have parallel veins in them. For example, look at the slice of an onion - it has parallel veins in the cross section.
The tallest monocot in the world is the wax palm, shown below.
Image courtesy of Diego Torquemada.