Pollen grains of lime tree

Pollen grains of lime tree

B786/0570 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator

This image is part of the feature Pollen: a closer look


Caption: Lime tree pollen grains. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of several pollen grains from the European lime tree (Tilia cordata). The grains have a hard outer coating (exine) which protects them from damage. The rough, holed surface of these grains is useful for helping the pollen stick onto insects which feed on the tree's flowers. The movement of insects from one flower to another helps disperse the pollen. Pollen carries the male reproductive cells of the plant. European lime trees are common in most of western Europe. They produce excellent timber and the flowers can be dried to make tea. Magnification: x520 at 4x5 inch size.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: botany, lime, nature, plant, plants, pollen, pollen grains, reproduction, reproductive, tilia cordata, type

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.