Welcome to our new site about Plants
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Until then we have added links to a variety of wikipedia articles you can check out, just in case you're not into Air Plants.
Aaron's rod Aaron's rod is the popular name given to various tall flowering plants (hag taper, goldenrod, etc.). In architecture, the term is given to an ornamental rod with sprouting leaves, or sometimes with a serpent entwined round it (from the Biblical references in Exodus vii. 10 and Numbers xvii. 8). Based on an article from a well-known encyclopedia published in
Taro Several small lo'i or pondfields in which taro (or kalo) is being grown in Hawai'i (). Taro (possibly a Maori word, it is kalo in Hawaiian) is a tropical plant (Colocasia esculenta in the Family Araceae) grown for its edible stem or corm and leaves. Flowers are also eaten. The word kalo refers to the corm. Taro is closely related to elephant ear and Caladium, plants commonly
Ichthyothere Ichthyothere Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae Division: Magnoliophyta Class: Magnoliopsida Order: Asterales Family: Asteraceae Genus: Ichthyothere Species Ichthyothere agrestis Ichthyothere granvillei Ichthyothere latifolia Ichthyothere macdanielii Ichthyothere rufa Ichthyothere scandens Ichthyothere terminalis Ichthyothere is a genus of plants found in parts of South America (the Amazon). The name ichthyothere literally translates as fish poison -- the active constituent ichthyothereol is a polyacetylene compound so toxic to fish that they will jump out of the water if I. terminalis leaves are used as bait. Ichthyothereol 3-hydroxy-2-(trans-non-1-ene-3,5,7-triynyl)tetrahydropyran
Jujube Jujube, Chinese Date, or Tsao(棗) is a small deciduous tree of the Buckthorn family that can reach 30 or 40 feet in height. It originated in China, where it has been grown for over 4,000 years. The tree is ornamental, with shiny-green leaves, and sometimes thorns. The many inconspicuous flowers are small, greenish or white, and produce an olive-sized fruit that is a drupe. The early-picked fruit is smooth-green, and resembles the consistency and taste of
Welwitschia Welwitschia is a monotypic genus of succulent plant, consisting exclusively of the very odd Welwitschia mirabilis Hook. f. Welwitschia is the only genus of the family Welwitschiacae, in the order Gnetales, in the class Gnetopsida. This is a desert plant which grows from a short, thick trunk, with only two leaves that continuously grow from their base, and a long, thick taproot. Shortly after germination, the apex of the plant dies, leaving
Gloriosa Gloriosa is a genus of five species of the Liliaceae, from tropical Asia and Africa. They are tuberous rooted deciduous perennials, adapted to a monsoon climate with a dormant dry season. They climb or scramble over other plants, with the aid of tendrils at the ends of their leaves, and can reach 3 meters in height.
Bromeliaceae Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae Division: Magnoliophyta Class: Liliopsida Order: Bromeliales Family: Bromeliaceae Bromeliads include epiphytes, such as Spanish moss, and ground plants, such as the pineapple. Many bromeliads have a "cup" formed by their tightly-overlapping leaves, in which they store water. However, the family is diverse enough to include the cup-type epiphytes, grey-leaved Tillandsias (which gather water only from leaf structures called trichomes), and even a large number of desert-dwelling
can be striking. They have five sepals, five petals about 3 mm long, twelve stamens about 1 cm long in two rings of six, and two pistils or a pistil with two styles. The ovary is superior and has two carpels, whose wings elongate the flowers, making it easy to tell which flowers are female. Within a few weeks of blooming, the trees drop large numbers of seeds. The leaves in most species are palmately veined, with 3-9 veins, one of which is in the middle. Several species, including the paperbark maples, Acer griseum, Manchurian maple, Acer mandshuricum, Nikko maple, Acer
Breadfruit Breadfruit (Artocarpus altilis, Family Moraceae) is a tree â and its fruit â native to East Indian and Pacific islands that has been widely planted in tropical regions everywhere. It was first collected and distributed by Lieutenant William Bligh as one of the botanical samples collected by HMS Bounty in the late 18th century. Breadfruit is an attractive shade tree with large leaves deeply cut into pinnate lobes.
Evergreen This article is about plant types. For other uses see Evergreen (disambiguation) Evergreen has two meanings in relation to plants: Evergreen means a plant retaining its foliage year-round (a botanist would say the leaves are persistent or not deciduous). Most tropical plants are naturally "evergreen" in this sense, the main exceptions being species growing in arid climates or climates with an extreme dry season.