Hackberry/Sugarberry (Celtis laevigata, C. occidentalis) By: H. Wayne Shew, Ph.D. NAB Certified Pollen Counter AAAC Collection Station—Birmingham, Alabama The genus Celtis is a member of the Cannabaceae (hemp) family.  This is a small family of flowering plants with...
Oral Allergy Syndrome

Oral Allergy Syndrome

Oral Allergy Syndrome (OAS) (Pollen and Food Allergies) By: H. Wayne Shew, Ph.D.NAB Certified Pollen CounterAAAC Collection Station—Birmingham, Alabama Considerably more than 100 foods have been identified as causing food allergies, but there are a limited number of...
Unique Somatic Structures

Unique Somatic Structures

The Wonderful World of Fungi Part XIV – Division Basidiomycota – Unique Somatic Structures By: H. Wayne Shew, Ph.D.NAB Certified Pollen CounterAAAC Collection Station—Birmingham, Alabama In addition to having unique reproductive bodies called basidia which produce...

The Wonderful World of Fungi

The Wonderful World of Fungi Part XIII – Division Basidiomycota – Sexual Reproductive Structures By: H. Wayne Shew, Ph.D.NAB Certified Pollen CounterAAAC Collection Station—Birmingham, Alabama The Division Basidiomycota is the second largest division of fungi, having...