By: Judy Evans
The she-oak family has the scientific name of Casuarinaceae. In 1982, the Casuarina genus was divided into four. The true Casuarina now has about 17 species, six of which are confined to Australia. She-oaks are tough and hardy. The genus Casuarina is a shapely, evergreen...
By: Judy Evans
Acacias are from the mimosa subfamily, which is itself part of the Fabaceae family. Fabaceaes are legumes and acacias have the typical pods which split to release hard seeds. The greater percentage of acacia species are found in Australia but acacias are also found in...
By: Judy Evans
The Hakea is endemic to Australia with the greatest number of its 150 odd species occurring in Western Australia. The genus is part of the protea family (Proteaceae) and arguably the most hardy of the family. Although closely related to the Grevilleas, the fruits of...
Plant profiles: Grevilleas
By: Judy Evans
Grevilleas are sometimes known as spider flowers due to the flower form of some of the species. The genus Grevillea are over 300 species and belongs to the protea family (Proteaceae). Most are endemic to Australia with some occurring in New Guinea, New Caledonia, Sulawesi...
By: Amanda Mittra
Bryophytes are the amphibians of the plant world. They resemble Thallophytes in many ways and they are the precursors of the Pteridophytes. In Greek, Bryon means 'moss' and Phyton means 'plant' and hence they are generally termed as mosses, liverworts or hornworts or collectively as...
By: Amanda Mittra
Thallophytes are essentially 'algae' and Bryophytes are generally termed as 'moss' . Both have similarities like, the plant body being thalloid (branching, flat, ribbon-like) , they are auto-trophic, chloroplast pigments are similar, reserve their food material as starch, devoid of vascular tissues, are devoid of roots, gametophyte...
How the dodo became extinct
By: Joyce Ann Mallare - 541627
It’s so sad to know that these animals existed many years ago, and then suddenly they are gone. They once walked this earth to live and survive just like the human beings. It’s so sad to know that the reasons for the extinction...
An overview of the apterygote insects
By: Joyce Ann Mallare - 541627
Insects existed long, long time ago. They existed during the dinosaur’s reign in planet earth. There are a lot of different species of insects. There are those that live under the ground, others live under the stones and rocks. There are insects that eat...
Life cycle of a flowering plant
By: Amanda Mittra
Irrespective of the type of flowering plant, the season it fertilizes or germinates in, or the number of years it may take before it bears seeds or sprouts, most flowering plants (with exceptions) follow a simple basic pattern. They all go through a series of...
By: Amanda Mittra
Anatomy is the branch of science which deals with the study of the internal organisation of plants and animals. Plant anatomy deals with the detailed study of plants, such as the cell structure, cross sections of root, leaf and stem, etc. While it is supported...

 

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