Pollen of Tagetes erecta

Commonly known as Mexican marigold or Aztec marigold, is a species of the genus Tagetes native to Mexico. This plant reaches heights of between 50 and 100 cm.  It is widely cultivated and there are many cultivars used in gardening as an ornamental plant. This plant has been used for medicinal purposes .The essential oil…

Pollen of Pseuderanthemum reticulatum

Commonly known as Eranthemum, Golden Pseuderanthemum. Pseuderanthemum is a genus of about 60 species of herbs and shrubs native to the tropical regions of the world. The name is from the Greek pseudo, false, and Eranthemum, the genus in which these plants were formerly placed. So, they are commonly called false eranthemums. The variety Yellow-Vein…

Pollen of Chrysanthymum

Commonly known as mums or chrysanths.  They have alternately arranged leaves divided into leaflets with toothed or occasionally smooth edges.  Chrysanthemums were first cultivated in China as a flowering herb as far back as the 15th century BC .

Bacteria observed in home made idli

Idli sample was dissolved in 1 ml of water and loopfull of sample placed on a slide and applied grams staining Acid fast staining images of bacteria in idli sample

Bacteria were observed in coconut chutney under foldscope

Bacteria were stained with grams staining and acid fast staining. Grams staining images through foldscope.Pink colour bacteria are gram negative bacteria and blue colour bacteria are gram positive bacteria. Acid fast staining images.Red colour bacteria are acid fast bacteria and blue colour bacteria are non acid fast bacteria.

Bacteria observed in sugarcane juice under foldscope

Bacteria were observed with acidfast staining Acid fast bacteria are appear in red colour because they have a thick , waxy lipid layer and blue colour bacteria are non acid fast bacteria . Bacteria were observed with Grams staining under foldscope. Pink colour bacteria are gram negative bacteria and blue colour bacteria are gram positive…

Observed bacteria under Foldscope

Observed  Gram positive  bacteria in sugandhi sample by Gramstaining. I found staphylococci and Streptococci bacteria in this sample.

Pollen of Caesalpinia Pulcherrima by using foldscope

Commonly called as red bird of paradise ,peacock flower,and pride of barbados  etc.It is a shrub growing to 2cm tall.This species is more sensitive to cold than others .The leaves are bipinnate ,20 to 40 cm long,bearing 3 to 10 pairs of leaflets.The flowers are borne in racemes up to 20 cm long ,each flower…

Pollen of Tridax daisy under foldscope

The plant bears Daisy like yellow centered white or yellow flowers with three toothed ray florets.Commonly called as coat buttons.The leaves are toothed and generally arrowhead shaped.It is native to the tropical Americas.This plant can be found in fields ,meadows ,croplands,disturbed areas,lawns and roadsides in areas with tropical and semitropical climates.Traditionally Tridax procumbens has been…

Pollen of Portulaca Oleracea under foldscope

Commonly called as red root,pursley,verdolaga etc.It has smooth ,reddish,mostly prostrate stems and the leaves which may be alternate or opposite are clustered at stem joints and ends.The flowers are five regular parts and are up to 6mm wide.Depending upon rainfall,the flowers appear at any time during the year.It may be used fresh as a salad…

Pollen of Duranta Erecta under Foldscope

Commonly called as Golden Dewdrop,pigeon berry.It is a sprawling shrub or small tree.It can grow to 6m tall and can spread to an equal width.Mature specimens possess axillary thorns ,which are often absent on younger specimens .The leaves are light green ,elliptic to ovate ,opposite and growup to 7.5cm long and 3.5cm broad,with a 1.5cm…

Pollen of Hibiscus schizopetalus

Commonly called as fringed rosemallow,coral hibiscus and spider hibiscus etc.Flowers with finely dissected petals having a range of colours ,the most common being the red form.

Fungi on coconut shell

Fungi is stained with lactophenol cotton blue ,when I observed this fungi under foldscope i found aspergillus with spores,it’s really very nice ,i enjoyed a lot.

Pollen of Abutilon indicum observed under foldscope

Commonly called as indian mallow,country mallow and indian abutilon etc.This is the small shrub in the malvaceae family,native to tropic and sub tropical regions and sometimes cultivated as an ornamental.It is often used as a medicinal plant.Its roots and leaves are used for curing fever.

Pollen of Combretum Indicum observed under foldscope

Commonly called as Rangoon Creeper and also known as Chinese honey suckle.It is a vine with red flowers clusters and is found in Asia.It can reach from 2.5 to 8 mt.The flowers are fragnant and tubular and their colour varies from white to pink to red .It is used as herbal medicine .The flowers change…

Pollen of Datura observed under foldscope

It is an annual shrubby plant that typically reaches a height of 0.6 to 1.5 mt .It’s stems and leaves are covered with short and soft grayish hairs,giving the whole plant a grayish appearance.The flowers are trumpet shaped.

Pollen of Pomegranate observed under foldscope

It is a fruit bearing deciduous shrub or small tree growing 6 to 10 mt hight.It has multiple spiny branches and is extremely long-lived.The flowers are bright red with 3 to 7 petals.

India foldscope phase 1

Onion cells observed under fold scope  onion cells were stained with methylene blue and iodine