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Horse Chestnut (Aesculus hippocstanum) Pollen Through the Microscope

Horse Chestnut (Aesculus hippocstanum) Pollen

This is horse-chestnut pollen, the second most common pollen type in the pollen packets of the third row collected near Palleau, France. This is at equitorial focus.

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

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