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Tahitian Gardenia (Gardenia taitensis) Pollen Under the Microscope

Tahitian Gardenia (Gardenia taitensis) Pollen

This is pollen from a Tahitian Gardenia on the island of Kauai. The pollen has not been acetalized and is mounted in a medium with a refactive index of 1.49. This is at high focus.

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KINGDOM: Plantae /Angiosperms /Eudicots /Asterids ORDER: Gentianales FAMILY: Rubiaceae GENUS: Gardenia SPECIES: taitensis

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