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Bee Pollen Through the Microscope

Bee Pollen

The four grains here are horse-chestnut pollen, the second most common pollen type in the pollen packets of the third row collected near Palleau, France. The grain at upper right is a dandelion pollen, the most common pollen in this row. This is at high focus.

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KINGDOM: Plantae /Angiosperms /Eudicots /Rosids ORDER: Sapindales FAMILY: Sapindaceae GENUS: Aesculus SPECIES: hippocstanum

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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