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Blue Palo Verde (Parkinsonia florida) Pollen Under the Microscope

Blue Palo Verde (Parkinsonia florida) Pollen

This is pollen collected from a Blue Palo Verde tree 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 equitorial focus.

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KINGDOM: Plantae UNRANKED: Angiosperms UNRANKED: Eudicots UNRANKED: Rosids ORDER: Fabales FAMILY: Fabaceae SUBFAMILY: Caesalpinioideae TRIBE: Caesalpinieae GENUS: Parkinsonia SPECIES: florida

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Kapp, Ronald O., HOW TO KNOW POLLEN AND SPORES, Wm. C. Brown Company, 1969.

Moore, P.D., J. A. Webb, and M. E. Collinson, POLLEN ANALYSIS, Blackwell Scientific Publications, 1991