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Geyer’s Onion (Allium geyeri) Pollen Under the Microscope

Geyer’s Onion (Allium geyeri) Pollen

This is pollen collected from a flowering Geyer's Onion. It has been dewaxed with alcohol but not acetalized. The mounting medium is Melt Mount with a refractive index of 1.704. This is at cross-section focus.

Transmitted Brightfield Illumination


KINGDOM: Plantae /Angiosperms /Monocots ORDER: Liliales FAMILY: Liliaceae GENUS: Allium SPECIES: geyeri

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