I made a surprising discovery while eating dinner today. My mom mounted some flowers on the dinner table; which she had plucked from the street. They are beautiful – and although everyone is eating dinner, I can’t focus on my food since something is bothering me about this flower. See for yourself!!
I quickly transferred this white material on my slide; while nobody has as yet noticed that I am not eating (I am sure they soon will). And the moment I put this on my Foldscope – I am shocked!! This is no fungus – but a “pollen rope”
I have seen so many flowers; never seen such a structure only made out of pollen. What could be its use/function.
One crazy idea I am exploring is May be this is how they are secreted from cells which become pollen. So I will now look closely at how pollen is actually made.
What a wonderful diversion from dinner. But I better get back to eating before anyone notices.
Ps: if you know the species of flowers; please leave that in the comment. And eat your dinner friends.