By: Amanda Mittra
Photosynthesis is a process by which plants utilize carbon dioxide and water in the presence of sunlight to produce glucose and oxygen. It is in fact a process that is very simple to understand. The roots of plants absorb water from the soil. This water...
By: Judy Evans
The Blandfordia genus is commonly known as Christmas bells. There are only four species in this genus and all are from eastern Australia. Although once part of the lily (Liliaceae) family, they have been moved to the Blandfordiaceae family. They are perennial, erect, lily-like herbs...
By: Judy Evans
Most of the 30 odd species of the genus Brachychiton are endemic to Australia. Most species are more commonly known as kurrajongs of one sort or another. They are found chiefly in northern tropical and subtropical areas with a few appearing in arid zones. They...
Overview of the Australian Bauhinia species
By: Judy Evans
There are only six species of the genus Bauhinia which are endemic to Australia. Most of the 300 odd species are confined to the tropics. It is not found in Europe but can be found just about everywhere else. It is part of the legume...
By: Judy Evans
All 13 species of the Baeckea genus are endemic to Australia, although one extends to tropical Asia. The genus is part of the myrtle family Myrtaceae. They are evergreen, erect to spreading shrubs with small, neat leaves. The flowers are similar to those of the...
Overview of the Australian Backhousia species
By: Judy Evans
Backhousia is a small genus of some seven evergreen species of trees and shrubs. They are all endemic to the subtropical and tropical rainforests of coastal eastern Australia. All species have white or cream flowers with prominent stamens. The leaves are smooth-edged and appear in...
By: Amanda Mittra
Poaceae is commonly known as the Grass Family. It is peculiar of its genera having the familiar grass-like appearance. It belongs to the Class Monocotyledonae and is represents by around 620 genera and about 10,000 species. It falls under the taxonomic classification: Kingdom: Plantae...
Family fabaceae
By: Amanda Mittra
Family Fabaceae also known as Family Leguminosae is the very famous family of legumes. They constitute vegetables that are rich in protein and cover three sub families based on slightly varying traits. Taxonomic position of Family Leguminosae / Fabaceae: Division: Angiospermae Class: Dicotyledonae Sub Class:...
Arguments for and against stem cell research
By: Dyson Wells
Stem Cells- A Moral Dilemma The world we live in is an era of constant discovery. Science has made many groundbreaking discoveries capable of vastly contributing to the world around us, from splitting atoms to manufacturing vaccines for some of the deadliest diseases on Earth...
By: Judy Evans
The genus Hardenbergia is a member of the legume (Fabaceae) family. The genus was named after Countess von Franziska Hardenberg. Hardenbergia consists of only three species all native to Australia. They are evergreen climbing shrubs or trailers and highly adaptable. The glossy leaves are the...

 

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