How I am learning BOTANY, a thread: I had studied botany in school and college but never found it as interesting as microbiology. So ultimately did masters in microbiology. I have been exploring microscopic world with the @TeamFoldscope, I always carry it with me. (1/n) I put anything I find interesting under the Foldscope and…
Pollens of Commelina diffusa as observed through the Foldscope. This is the second Commelina species I have seen in Mumbai. Approximate size of the pollen is 73 microns. #microscope #scicomm #science #sciencetwitter #ecology
Pollens of Senna tora as seen through the Foldscope. Approximate size of the pollens is 26 microns.
Pollens of Sadafuli or Catharanthus roseus and some Solanum species. Photos of the pollen taken with the Foldscope. 140x magnification.
Pollens of Cochliasanthus caracalla. Photographed with the Foodscope. Approximate size of the pollens is 64 microns.
Pollens of Indian Almond (Terminalia catappa), the tree is my neighbour. I just have to open my window and its there. Pollens look rectangular, approximate size is 30 microns.
Noticed a strange flower in TISS campus, tried to find its name but couldn’t. Can someone help me identify it? Photographed its pollens with d Foldscope, they look beautiful! Pollen size is ~60 microns. Need help in identifying name of plant.
Pollens of Firebush (Hamelia patens) look like water droplets through the Foldscope. Approximate size of the pollen is 38 microns. Firebush is a commonly found plant in gardens.
Photographed and measured the pollens of a Lagenaria siceraria plant using the Foldscope. The plant also called as calabash, bottle gourd, or white-flowered gourd. Pollen size around 60 microns and beautiful!
Photographed and measured the size of the pollens of the Rain tree (Samanea saman) using the @TeamFoldscope. It is the most common tree in #Mumbai. The size of the pollen is around 119 microns and it is polyad of 24 to 32 grains.
When we observe objects under Foldscope, sometimes we want measure the size of the objects we are observing for various purposes. In this post I’m describing a method with which we can measure the size of the object.With the Foldscope deluxe kit, there are few grid slides with different grid sizes. I used a 0.5…
Pollens of of my favourite tree-Neem (Azadirachta indica). I have lot of childhood memories associated with this tree, we used spend summer vacation around this tree. Photo taken with the Foldscope with reflected light.
Pollens of Tamarind (Tamarindus indica) or इमली. Pictures taken with three Foldscope using both reflected and transmitted light.
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.
Polyad is a type of pollen arrangement in which many pollens are joined together to create round structure. Pithecellobium dulce pollens are polyad. In Mumbai, near my house, Madras Thorn or Manila Tamarind is flowering right now. I collected its flowers and took pictures using Foldscope. Pollens look beautiful, each polyad must be around 30-50…
The Cannonball (Couroupita guianensis) tree flower has two types of pollens. The bigger one of in triads, called as fodder pollens and smaller one is singular, known as fertile pollen.
Gulmohar (Delonix regia) tree is flowering in Mumbai and many other parts of India. I photographed its pollens using the Foldscope.