Pollen of white cherry @ Kansal Forest area

The area around the log hut of the Kansal forest is well maintained and showed beautiful landscaping. Clusters of racemes bearing pure white coloured flowers adorned the medium-sized Prunus (Family – Rosaceae) trees and were a part of landscape horticulture.

The white cherry tree is of great ornamental value and is usually vegetatively propagated. The sepals green in color compose a cup-shaped calyx. Petals are white in color, delicate and caduceus, falling with a gentle touch or breeze. Flowers enclose numerous stamens (20-30 in number) hat are curved inwards bearing bithecous anthers at the tip.

The students teased the anthers to release the ellipsoidal and ovate pollen to catch a view under foldscope.

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