April 10, 2020

Dandelion Pollen

Macro and Micro Picture of the Day 2020-04-10

Here is dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) pollen at 400x magnification. Hexagonal symmetry can be seen in some of the pollen grains. These grains are 45-48 micrometers in size. Of course the grains are 3-dimensional, and possess a cage-like structure.

Equipment used: AmScope M150C microscope with Raspberry Pi camera module V2 (8MP).

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