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Hazel (Corylus) Pollen Under the Microscope

Hazel (Corylus) Pollen

This is pollen collected from a Hazel catkins in Western Washington State. It has been dewaxed with alcohol but not acetalized. The mounting medium is ShurMount with a refractive index of 1.49. This is at intermediate focus.

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KINGDOM: Plantae /Angiosperms /Eudicots/Rosids ORDER: Fagales FAMILY: Betulaceae GENUS: Corylus SPECIES:

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