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Eucalyptus and Clover Pollen from Australian Honey Under the Microscope

Eucalyptus and Clover Pollen from Australian Honey

This is pollen found in a honey sample from Australia. This is an polar view of the Eucalyptus pollen (center) and an equitorial view of the red clover pollen (upper left)

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KINGDOM: Plantae ORDER: FAMILY: Myrtaceae GENUS: Eucalyptus SPECIES:

Eucalyptus is a common source of nectar in Australia, California, Argentina and many similar environments for honeybees.

KINGDOM: Plantae /Angiosperms /Eudicots /Rosids ORDER: Fabales FAMILY: Fabaceae SUBFAMILY: Faboideae GENUS: Trifoium SPECIES: pretense

Red clover is a common source of nectar for bees worldwide.

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