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Strawberry (Fragaria vesca) Pollen Under the Microscope

Strawberry (Fragaria vesca) Pollen

This is pollen collected from a wild strawberry flower 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 intermediate focus.

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KINGDOM: Plantae /Angiosperms /Eudicots /Rosids ORDER: Rosales FAMILY: Rosaceae SUBFAMILY: Rosiodeae GENUS: Fragaria SUBGENUS : Rubus SPECIES: vesca

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