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Mexican Honeysuckle (Justicia spicigera) Pollen Through the Microscope

Mexican Honeysuckle (Justicia spicigera) Pollen

This is pollen collected from a Mexican Honeysuckle flower found in Arizona. 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 UNRANKED: Angiosperms UNRANKED: Eudicots UNRANKED: Asterids ORDER: Lamiales FAMILY: Acanthaceae GENUS: Justicia SPECIES: spicigera

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