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Orange Honeysuckle (Lonicera ciliosa) Pollen Under the Microscope

Orange Honeysuckle (Lonicera ciliosa) Pollen

This is pollen collected from an Orange Honeysuckle flower 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 cross-section focus.

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KINGDOM: Plantae /Angiosperms /Eudicots /Asterids ORDER: Dipsacales FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae GENUS: Lonicera SPECIES: ciliosa

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