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Black Twinberry (Lonicera involucrate) Pollen Under the Microscope

Black Twinberry (Lonicera involucrate) Pollen

This is pollen collected from a black Twinberry 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: involucrate

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