By: J. Lang Wood
Ferns are among the most primitive types of plants in that they reproduce through the dispersion of spores instead of seeds like more evolved plants. Ferns are traditionally considered plants of moist shaded woodlands, but they have adapted to many different kinds of habitats from...
Plant profile: Umbrella Palm
By: Lane Olinghouse
Somehow two species of palm, neither looking anything like the other, acquired the appellation Umbrella. One needs to ferret out the Latin or botanical name for each of these palms to begin the differentiation process. The Umbrella Palm tree, botanists have named Hedyscepe canterburyana; the...
Plant family: Apocynaceae
By: Kimberly Napier
The Apocynaceae family is also known as the dogbane family. It was names after the American dogbane or Apocynum cannabinum. This group of plants include over 2000 tropical and subtropical plants, including lianas, herbs, shrubs, and trees. Many popular ornamental plants are part of this...
By: Janet Grischy
Tulip poplars, Liriodenron tulipifera, and tulip magnolias, Magnolia soulangeana and similar cultivars, are members of the magnoliaceae family. Neither tree is at its best when crowded, nor are some of the cultivars tidy trees. Nevertheless, many gardeners find their ethereal beauty worth the trouble. Tulip...
Importance of vascular tissue in plants
By: Maria_Williams
Vascular tissue is a complex type of tissue found in plants, which allows nutrients and water to be transported throughout the plant via two main transporting tissues – the phloem and the xylem. This conduction of water and nutrients enables plants to grow healthily with...
By: Amanda Mittra
The vascular tissue in plants are a major, continuous and unified system in a plant right from the root tip to the upper-most leaf. It's importance cannot be more justified as it performs the function of conduction of matter from one end of the plant...
By: Julie Thomas-Zucker
The term krummholtz refers to trees showing deformity in some way. Often, they have branches that curve usually in a specific wind direction. The dwarf forest of the treeline is not necessarily one made of trees unless the trees also show deformity, not all do...
General description of Psilotum species
By: Maria_Williams
Psilotum, more commonly known as whisk ferns due to the nature of their appearance and their use in the making of brooms in the past, is a genus of fern-like vascular plants. This "vascular" description implies that the plants that fall within this genus have...
Botany: How to make laboratory drawings
By: Maria_Williams
Making accurate and detailed drawings of the specimens you observe in the laboratory is a necessary part of any course in botany or biology. Every student of botany should have a lab book that will generally consist of a number of lined pages for writing...
General features of Equisetum species
By: Maria_Williams
Equisetum species, also known by multiple names including horsetails, scouring rushes, candock, puzzlegrass and snake grass, is a family of ancient vascular plants. These primitive plants have rhizomes, underground stems, as well as above ground stems, and show a close relationship to ferns. The vascular...

 

1 68 69 70 71 72 85