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Mojave Yucca (Yucca schidigera) Pollen Under the Microscope

Mojave Yucca (Yucca schidigera) Pollen

This is pollen collected from a Mojave Yucca in the Region of Palm Springs, California. The pollen has not been acetalized and is mounted in a medium with a refactive index of 1.704. This is at intermediate 2 focus.

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KINGDOM: Plantae CLADE: Angiosperms CLADE: Monocots ORDER: Asparagales FAMILY: Asparagaceae SUBFAMILY: Agavoideae GENUS: Yucca SPECIES: schidigera

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