Category Archives: microscopy

Oca: Seeds up close

Ten freshly minted oca (Oxalis tuberosa) seeds awaited me this morning, the results of cross OC13-S10x04-05, Hopin x Unknown Orange.  Although I’m sure this will soon lose its thrill, it was nearly as exciting as the first few seeds that I collected.  Ten seeds seems like a pretty respectable yield, although, according to my research, […]

Oca: Short-styled flower up close

I’ve noticed that pollen doesn’t seem to mature at the same time for the different tiers of anthers in oca (Oxalis tuberosa) flowers.  Sometimes the longer stamens seem to have loose pollen, while the shorter stamens don’t.  I spent some time looking at oca flowers under the microscope to see if I could find a […]