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Lithodora (Lithodora diffusa) Pollen Under the Microscope

Lithodora (Lithodora diffusa) Pollen

This is pollen collected from a Lithodora flower from a yard in Redmond, Washington. 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.

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KINGDOM: Plantae /Angiosperms /Eudicots /Asterids ORDER: FAMILY: Boraginaceae GENUS: Lithodora SPECIES: diffusa

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