Capitate-stalked trichomes are a type of glandular trichome found on the surface of cannabis flowers and leaves. These trichomes consist of a stalk and a head, with the head containing the highest concentration of cannabinoids, terpenes, and other compounds. Capitate-stalked trichomes are the largest and most visible type of trichome, with an average size of around 50-100 micrometers. They play a crucial role in the production of the potent and desirable compounds that make cannabis so valuable, such as THC, CBD, and terpenes.
In addition to their role in producing plant compounds, capitate-stalked trichomes are also believed to have protective properties, deterring herbivores, and protecting the plant from environmental stressors. Their unique structure and importance in the cannabis plant make them a fascinating subject of study for scientists and enthusiasts alike.