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Lactuceae  (Cichorieae) Pollen Under the Microscope

Lactuceae (Cichorieae) Pollen

This is pollen collected from one of the many Lactuceae flowers found in the Cascade Mountains of Washington State. It has been dewaxed with alcohol but not acetalized. The mounting medium is Melt Mount with a refractive index of 1.704. This is a polar view at cross-section focus.

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KINGDOM: Plantae /Angiosperms /Eudicots /Asterids ORDER: Asterales FAMILY: Asteraceae SUBFAMILY: Cichorioideae TRIBE: Lactuceae (Cichorieae) GENUS: SPECIES:

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