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Lilac (Syringa vulgaris) Pollen Under the Microscope

Lilac (Syringa vulgaris) Pollen

This is pollen collected from a lilac tree. It has been dewaxed with alcohol but not acetalized. The mounting medium is Shurmount with a refractive index of 1.48.

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KINGDOM: Plantae /Angiosperms /Eudicots /Asterids ORDER: Lamiales FAMILY: Oleaceae GENUS: Syringa SPECIES: vulgaris

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