Fern spore catapult

I planted a fern in my garden a couple of months ago and ferns have been taking over! I’m not sure about the species — Ostrich fern (Matteuccia orientalis)? I remember learning about fern reproduction involving some strange alternation of generations with ‘spores’ that grow on the underside of leaves. Sure enough, there were a…

Pollen list

Here’s a list of pollen I have looked at (with links to some detailed posts): Eudicots Pride of India (Lagerstroemia speciosa) Poovarasi (Thespesia populnea) Thoonga Moonji (Samanea saman or Albizia saman) Neem (Azadirachta indica) Jamun (Syzygium cumini) Thenpoochi Maram (Guazuma ulmifolia)   Ixora coccinea   Desi Badam (Terminalia catappa) Murangai (Moringa oleifera) Papaya (Carica papaya) Nagalingam…