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Petunia (Petunia hybrida) Pollen Through the Microscope

Petunia (Petunia hybrida) Pollen

This is pollen collected from a Petunia flower in a western Washington State garden. 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 equitorial focus.

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KINGDOM: Plantae /Angiosperms /Eudicots /Asterids ORDER: Solanales FAMILY: Solanaceae SUBFAMILY: Petunioideae GENUS: Petunia SPECIES: hybrida

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