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Adiantum pedatum Spore Under the Microscope

Adiantum pedatum Spore

This is the spore of the Northern Maidenhair Fern (Adiantum pedatum).

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KINGDOM: Plantae DIVISION: Pteridophyta CLASS: Pteridopsida ORDER: Pteridales FAMILY: Pteridaceae (Adiantaceae) GENUS: Adiantum SPECIES: pedantum

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