Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum Wallisii) Pollen

My Peace Lily has flowered and is scattering pollen everywhere. I think might even be giving me mild hayfever.

Clearly the only thing to do is investigate! I happen to have this microscope slide equipment in the cupboard.

So I put some pollen on a slide and mounted the cover glass (I spread the pollen out with a small paintbrush)

The result at 40x magnification is this:

Looks like they’re tiny spheroids with a sort of ribbed structure. I wonder if staining them would reveal the insides better.

Lots of blotches in the background as well. hmm, need to clean the slides better I guess.

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