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Pollen from Hawian Wililaiki Honey Through the Microscope

Peruvian Pepper (Schinus molle) Pollen from Hawaian Wililaiki Honey

This is pollen found in a wililaiki honey sample from Hawaii. The mounting medium is MeltMount with a refractive index of 1.704. This is at intermediate focus.

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KINGDOM: Plantae /Angiosperms /Eudicots /Rosids ORDER: Sapindales FAMILY: Anacardiaceae GENUS: Schinus SPECIES: molle

Schinus terebinthifolius is known as the Peruvian pepper tree.

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