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Deltoid Balsamroot (Balsamorhiza deltoidea) Pollen Under the Microscope

Deltoid Balsamroot (Balsamorhiza deltoidea) Pollen

This is pollen collected from a deltoid balsamroot flower found in the Cascade Mountains of Washington State. It has been dewaxed with alcohol but not acetalized. The mounting medium is Shurmount with a refractive index of 1.49. This is at high focus.

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KINGDOM: Plantae /Angiosperms /Eudicots /Rosids/Asterids ORDER: Asterales FAMILY: Asteraceae TRIBE: Heliantheae GENUS: Balsamorhiza SPECIES: deltoidea

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