Forget-me-not flower, SEM
Forget-me-not flower. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a forget-me-not (Myosotis arvensis) flower. The petals (blue) are covered by numerous projections called papillae. Collectively the petals are known as the corolla. At the centre of the flower are the male and female reproductive structures. The stamens (yellow), which produce male gametes in the form of pollen grains, are fused to the corolla. The female reproductive structures (not seen) are located in the hole at the very centre of the flower. Magnification: x39 when printed 10cm high.
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Red bowled anemone (Anemone bucharica) with dark stamens and patterns on petal bases
Red bowled anemone (Anemone bucharica) with dark stamens and patterns on petal bases to attract Scarab beetle (Eulasia sp) pollinators. Beetles pick up pollen on hairy bodies but can damage petals, Tajikistan.
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Crinum Pedunculatum (Swamp Lily), with butterflies
Crinum Pedunculatum, also known as Swamp Lily, River Lily and Mangrove Lily, with two butterflies, Papilio Antenor and Papilio Menelaus, drawn by Mrs Edward Bury, nee Priscilla Susan Falkner (1799-1872). One of several plates, engraved by R Havell, in a book entitled A Selection of Hexandrian Plants belonging to the natural orders of Amaryllidae and Liliacae from drawings by Mrs Edward Bury. Date: 1831
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