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Cattail (Typha latifolia) Pollen Under the Microscope

Cattail (Typha latifolia) Pollen

This is pollen collected from cattail found in the Cascade Mountains of Washington State. 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 /Monocots /Commelinids ORDER: Poales FAMILY: Typhaceae GENUS: Typha SPECIES: latifolia

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