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Bee Pollen Through the Microscope

Bee Pollen

This is dandelion pollen, the most common pollen type in the pollen packets of the third row collected near Palleau, France. This is at high focus.

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KINGDOM: Plantae /Angiosperms /Eudicots /Asterids ORDER: Asterales FAMILY: Asteraceae SUBFAMILY: Cichorioideae TRIBE: Lactuceae (Cichorieae) GENUS: Taraxacum SPECIES: officinale

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Faegri, Knut and Johs Iversen, TEXTBOOK OF POLLEN ANALYSIS, Hafner Publishing Company, 1964.

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