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Washington Palm (Washingtonia robusta) Pollen Through the Microscope

Mexican Fan Palm (Washingtonia robusta) Pollen

This is pollen collected from a Mexican Fan Palm (Washingtonia robusta) flower found in western Washington State. It has been dewaxed with alcohol but not acetalized. The mounting medium is Cargille Melt Mount 1.704 with a refractive index of 1.704. This is at high focus.

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KINGDOM: Plantae /Angiosperms /Monocots /Commelinids ORDER: Arecales FAMILY: Arecaceae GENUS: Washingtonia SPECIES: robusta

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