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Date Palm (Phoenix dactylifera) Under the Microscope

Date Palm (Phoenix dactylifera) Pollen

This is pollen collected from a Pigmy Date Palm in the Region of Palm Springs, California. The pollen has not been acetalized and is mounted in a medium with a refactive index of 1.704. This is at equitorial focus.

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KINGDOM: Plantae UNRANKED: Angiosperms UNRANKED: Monocots UNRANKED: Commelinids ORDER: Arecales FAMILY: Arecaceae GENUS: Phoenix SPECIES: dactylifera

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