Pollens of the Thespesia populnea (Portia tree )

The pollens of Thespesia populnea (Portia tree ) look beautiful. There is variation in size, smaller one is around 70 microns and bigger one is 95 microns in size. Very common tree in Mumbai region. Photographed pollens using Foldscope.

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  1. Puchina says:

    Beautiful, especially with dark field.

    How did you measure them?

    1. edurafi says:

      Thanks. I did not measure them, I found the size from the literature but with Foldscope one can measure the size of the object. Next time I’ll try measuring and share.

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