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Quince (Cydonia oblonga) Pollen Under the Microscope

Quince (Cydonia oblonga) Pollen

This is pollen collected from a Quince flower. It has been dewaxed with alcohol but not acetalized. The mounting medium is Melt Mount with a refractive index of 1.704. This is at high focus.

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KINGDOM: Plantae /Angiosperms /Eudicots /Rosids ORDER: Rosales FAMILY: Rosaceae SUBFAMILY: Amygdaloideae TRIBE: Maleae SUBTRIBE: Malinae GENUS: Cydonia SPECIES: oblonga

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