Pollen of white Hibiscus – my first post

Using Foldscope to observe pollen from a white coloured Hibiscus is beyond description. The fact that a microscope built of paper can be used to capture images is really amazing and seems unrealistic till you really try it.

I recently attended a workshop on usage and assembly of foldscope @GGDSD College, Chandigarh. The team incharge asked us to pick up random samples from the campus. I was fascinated by a white coloured Hibiscus growing on the back side of Botany department.

  

I plucked the flower and dusted its pollen on to a slide and observed it through the foldscope. I was able to see bright golden yellow coloured pollen with spiny exine walls. I am excited to explore more samples from nature and would soon be sharing them with you.

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