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Camas (Camassia quamash) Pollen Under the Microscope

Camas (Camassia quamash) Pollen

This is pollen collected from a Camas 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 cross-section focus.

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KINGDOM: Plantae /Angiosperms /Monocots ORDER: Asparagales FAMILY: Asparagaceae GENUS: Camassia SPECIES: quamash

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