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SONYNUT



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:27 am    Post subject: POLLEN? Reply with quote

Shot this a long time ago and left it sitting on my rig.reshot last night..are the spheres pollen or something else?

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In the second image, the little yellow spheres dotted with spikes look like pollen.

In the first image, I don't recognize the big fluffy orange spheres. Is that the style and stigma of some flower?

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Cactusdave



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree with Rik. The second image is pollen on dried up flower stigmas. It looks like mallow family, maybe hollyhock? The first image I can't place at all. It's plant for sure, as Rik says; the fluffy balls could be stigmas I suppose, but they are distinctly odd. With a bit of imagination, there's maybe pollen sticking to them in places. Knowing the magnification would help.
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SONYNUT



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes the first pic is the flower center part..there was
some pollen on them ..but they were all over months later (second shot)...

at least it isn't some other infestation


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 2017 1:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is most definitely some variety of hibiscus. The first image depicts the stigma, and the second image shows individual pollen grains attached to the anthers. This genus is known for having a distinctive and prominent reproductive part, with relatively large pollen grains. Here are examples at varying magnifications.




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PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 2017 2:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like you have it spot on there Hero. Hibiscus is in the Mallow family (Malvaceae) so that also confirms my suspicion. Nice pictures by both posters BTW Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 5:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yup.. one of those..can't even remember where I got it..I just left it on my rig to shrivel up. I wasn't expecting all the pollen
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