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Eastwood Manzanita (Arctostaphylos glandulosa) Under the Microscope

Eastwood Manzanita (Arctostaphylos glandulosa) Pollen

This is pollen collected from Eastwood Manzanita (Arctostaphylos glandulosa) in the San Bernardino National Forest in California. The pollen has not been acetalized and is mounted in a medium with a refactive index of 1.49. This is at equitorial focus.

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KINGDOM: Plantae /Angiosperms /Eudicots /Asterids ORDER: Ericales FAMILY: Ericaceae SUBFAMILY: Arbutoideae GENUS: Arctostaphylos SPECIES: glandulosa

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