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Indian Paintbrush (Castilleja miniata) Through the Microscope

Indian Paintbrush (Castilleja miniata) Pollen

This is pollen collected from an Indian Paintbrush 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 equitorial focus.

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KINGDOM: Plantae /Angiosperms /Eudicots /Rosids/Asterids ORDER: Lamiales FAMILY: Orobanchaceae GENUS: Castilleja SPECIES: miniata

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