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Narrow Leaf Plantain (Plantago lanceloata) Pollen Under the Microscope

Narrow Leaf Plantain (Plantago lanceloata) Pollen

This is pollen collected from a Narrow Leaf Plantain spike found in a yard in Redmond, Washington. 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 /Eudicots ORDER: Lamiales FAMILY: Plantaginaceae SUBFAMILY: Plantagineae GENUS: Plantago SPECIES: lanceloata

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