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Phlox (Phlox diffusa) Pollen Under the Microscope

Phlox (Phlox diffusa) Pollen

This is pollen collected from a phlox flower from the Cascade Mountains in Washington State. 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 intermediate focus.

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KINGDOM: Plantae /Angiosperms /Eudicots /Asterids ORDER: Ericales FAMILY: Polemoniaceae GENUS: Phlox SPECIES: diffusa

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