Pollen grain, common morning glory (Ipomoea purpurea)

  • Stefan Eberhard
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Pollen grain, common morning glory (Ipomoea purpurea). Stefan Eberhard. Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0). Source: Wellcome Collection.

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Scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a single common morning glory (Ipomoea purpurea) pollen grain, still sitting on the anther. Plants in the genus Ipomoea are annual climbers with heart shaped leaves and trumpet-like flowers. A traditional Chinese medicine with some varieties having hallucinogenic properties similar to LSD. Magnification 600x.


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