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Geranium (Geranium sp.) Pollen Under the Microscope

Geranium (Geranium sp.) Pollen

This is pollen collected from an ornimental Geranium flower. It has been dewaxed with alcohol but not acetalized. The mounting medium is Shuremount with a refractive index of 1.49. This is at intermediate focus.

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KINGDOM: Plantae /Angiosperms /Eudicots DIVISION: Magnoliophyta ORDER: Geraniales FAMILY: Geraniaceae GENUS: Geranium SPECIES:

Significance in the Environment:

Characteristic Features:

Triporate, baculate and clavate, them forming a reticulum

Associated Particles:


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