Apollen 11.

Group Members: Tayla-Jane Riley, Alex Peponis, Robina Kohansal

Genus: Pelargonium

Species: Pelargonium hortorum


Variability and Floral Morphology:
The flowers cluster together as shown in images below.
  • Small anthers
  • Flat Shape
  • Open access
  • Colour variated from Pink, White, Peach, Orange
  • Under UV conditions no fluorescence was found

Measurement of flower bunches:
Flower Bunch
Length (mm)
Width (mm)
1
46.0
69.0
2
56.0
89.0

Flower
Average Petal Length (mm)
Carpel Length (mm)
Stigma Length (mm)
Colour
Netar Volume (mm)
1
20.6
9
4
Pink/Orange
0
2
16.6
9
3
Pink/Orange
0
3
19.1
9
3
Pink/Orange
0
4
16.7
9
3
Pink/Orange
0
5
16
9
3
Pink/Orange
0
Average
17.8
9
3.2
n/a
n/a
Standard Deviation
1.963415392
0
0.447213595
n/a
n/a



Images of Pelargornium hortorum:
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Image 1. Side view of Pelargonium Bunch
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Image 2. Top View of Pelargonium Bunch
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Pollen Under Digital Microscope x40 Magnification