Compound pollen grains of Gum arabic tree (Babool)

Its my privilege to explore nature using foldscope, which otherwise would have gone unnoticed by me. Babool (Acacia nilotica) is a medium-sized tree cultivated along the roadsides in Punjab. It is a multi-purpose tree with branches having a tendency to droop downwards. Presence of spines and pinnately compound leaves are characteristic of Acacia family.  …

Spores in resurrection plant – Selaginella

In vacations I was able to collect a resurrection plant – Selaginella belonging to the group Pteridophytes from Dehradun (India). Selaginella is commonly known as ‘spike moss’ or ‘club moss’. Mostly the species prefer moist and shady places, but a few species are also found growing in xerophytic conditions on rocks and are sold under the…

Endosperm cells from mature Coconut

This time I took a mature coconut. I took a chip of its fleshy endosperm using a simple blade and saw totally different type of cells under the foldscope. In green coconut (in my previous post), the cells were large in size and polygonal in shape, whereas in mature coconut they seemed to be somewhat…

Endosperm cells from green coconut

In sizzling heat of summers, I relish coconut water the most to keep myself hydrated.  Coconut water is a natural, fat-free drink. Low in sugars and calories, it is rich in essential electrolytes and vitamins. This refreshing beverage is consumed worldwide as it is nutritious and beneficial for health. There is increasing scientific evidence that…

Peel of Plum fruit

Hello all back with something healthy and nutritious – Plums. Plums have high nutritional value and antioxidant properties. Varieties of plum with darker fruits are regarded as rich in valuable antioxidants. But the major limitation to this healthy fruit is its storage due to short shelf life and softening that reduces its flavor quality and…

Pollens of sunflower

These are some of the pictures of pollen of sunflower under foldscope observed by me Rahul prasher,student of G.G.D.S.D. College,chandigarh(India) This all observation and pictures are taken under the guidance of my teachers Dr.Jasveen Dua ma’am and Dr. Samriti Dhawan ma’am.   This post is open to read and review on The Winnower.

Disc floret of Sunflower

  Plants have always fascinated me. A sunflower blooming in the garden was plucked and its disc floret placed on a slide. Some amazing things were observed when seen through a foldscope, which I am sharing with you all. Kindly tell me what are these structures? Whether these are Spicules or Trichomes or scales……….

My First experience with Foldscope

This is my first experience to work with foldscope. These are few of the clicks taken by me  in the foldscope workshop held at  SD College Chandigarh. I was amazed to see such a microscope that can work with my Phone. This post is open to read and review on The Winnower.