Sycamore pollen grain (Acer pseudoplatanus) Science Image
Sycamore pollen grain (Acer pseudoplatanus)Ref: sycamor2u
Description:Pollen grain. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a pollen grain of the Sycamore tree, Acer pseudoplatanus. They are slightly triangularly shaped with coat ornamentation. When a Sycamore pollen grain lands on the stigma of a Sycamore flower, it germinates. A pollen tube will grow out of the pollen grain into the stigma, and down this tube the male "nuclei" will travel towards the ovaries. When an ovule in the ovary is then fertilized, a seed is formed. Magnification: x2360 at 5x7cm size.