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Coconut (Cocos nucifera) Pollen Through the Microscope

Coconut (Cocos nucifera) Pollen

This is pollen found in a coconut honey sample from Hawaii. The mounting medium is MeltMount with a refractive index of 1.704. This is at intermediate focus.

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KINGDOM: Plantae /Angiosperms /Monocots /Commelinids ORDER: Arecales FAMILY: Arecaceae SUBFAMILY: Arecoideae GENUS: Cocos SPECIES: nucifera

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