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Hibiscus schizopetalus anther. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of an anther from the flower of a Hibiscus schizopetalus plant, showing the pollen grains (spherical). The pollen is located in the locule.

Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of an anther from the flower of a Hibiscus schizopetalus plant, showing the pollen grains (spherical). The pollen is located in the locule.

Image: Saint Verde Digest A hard coat covering the pollen grain like a Hell’s Angel’s studded leather jacket protects the sperm cells as they are travelling from the man part, or stamen, of one flower to the lady part, or pistil, of the next.

Pollen grains contain apertures in their walls. They serve as an exit point for the pollen contents to bust out, and also allow the shrinking and swelling of the grain caused by changes in moisture content

Sycamore pollen grain (Acer pseudoplatanus) Science Image

Science Image of Sycamore pollen grain (Acer pseudoplatanus) from PS MicroGraphs. Specialists in Science Images.

A stigma of a sunflower plant, which is curled over here, holding the orange pollen grains

The invisible beauty of flowers: Images of petals, leaves and pollen captured by electron microscope

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