Pollen and anther of Crown of Thorns!

College name: CMR National PU College, ITPL

Sample name: Euphorbia milii. ‘Katie’s Crown’. Euphorbiaceae, Spurge family.

Common English Name.—Crown of Thorns.

Sample collected from and date: Its captive/cultivated in a garden in Bangalore, IN-KA and it was collected on 7th march 2019.

Sample observed at and date: CMR National PU College, ITPL on 8th march 2019.

Students involved: Vedant, Chiranth, Siddarth, Shashank, Nandish, Arun

Its a perennial plant with upright bushy habit. The new cultivar is compact and bushy, with multiple offshoots coming from single stems, where a fallen leaf had been attached to a stem a new branch will form. Multiple flower shoots, as many as 9 or 10, arising from single stems. Stems are generally round about 1.3 cm in diameter. Plants will grow about 30 cm in one summers growth period, holding leaves about 20 cm down the stem which adds to its bushy appearance. Single silver gray thorns about 1 cm in length extend from stem.

Anther’s color is red and from the above image one can clearly see that there is a light amount of bright yellow pollen.

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