Cacao tree

Theobroma cacao
Scale 9 Diat: photosynthetic , Hierachy 1
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• The seeds of Theobroma cacao are used to make cocoa powder and chocolate.

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Theobroma cacao also cacao tree and cocoa tree, is a small (4–8 m (13–26 ft) tall) evergreen treein the family Malvaceae,[1] native to the deep tropical region of America. Its seeds are used to makecocoa powder and chocolate. Leaves are alternate, entire, unlobed, 10–40 cm (3.9–16 in) long and 5–20 cm (2.0–7.9 in) broad. The flowers are produced in clusters directly on the trunk and older branches; this is […] read more

Apple Tree

Malus domestica
Scale 9 Diat: photosynthetic , Hierachy 1
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• Different Malus domestica trees produce more than 7,500 known types of apples.

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The apple is the pomaceous fruit of the apple tree, species Malus domestica in the rosefamily (Rosaceae). It is one of the most widely cultivated tree fruits, and the most widely known of the many members of genus Malus that are used by humans. Apples grow on small,deciduous trees. The tree originated in Western Asia, where its wild ancestor, Malus sieversii, is […] read more

Pedunculate Oak

Quercus robur
Scale 9 Diat: photosynthetic , Hierachy 1

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Fact: Quercus robur is extremely long lived, and specimens as old as 1500 years are known to exist.

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Quercus robur (synonym Q. pedunculata) is commonly known as the English oak orpedunculate oak or French oak. It is native to most of Europe, and to Anatolia to the Caucasus, and also to parts of North Africa. Quercus robur is a large deciduous tree, with circumference of grand oaks from 4 m (13′) to exceptional 12m (40′).[citation needed] Majesty Oak with the circumference of […] read more

Himalayan Blackberry

Rubus armeniacus
Scale 6 Diat: photosynthetic , Hierachy 1
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Play: Rubus armeniacus is an INVASIVE species of Plantae cards of identical scale.

Fact: Rubus armeniacus is native to Armenia and northern Iran, but is now widespread across most of the temperate world.

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Rubus armeniacus Himalayan Blackberry Shoot with immature fruit Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae (unranked): Angiosperms (unranked): Eudicots Order: Rosales Family: Rosaceae Genus: Rubus Subgenus: Rubus Species: R. armeniacus Binomial name Rubus armeniacus Himalayan Blackberry, is a species of Rubus in the blackberry group Rubus subgenus Rubus series Discolores (P.J. Müll.) Focke. It is native to Armenia […] read more

Salal

Gaultheria shallon
Scale 5 Diat: photosynthetic , Hierachy 1
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Fact: Gaultheria shallon has edible berries and is also an important medicinal plant for Aboriginal peoples.

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Gaultheria shallon Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae (unranked): Angiosperms (unranked): Eudicots (unranked): Asterids Order: Ericales Family: Ericaceae Genus: Gaultheria Species: G. shallon Description Gaultheria shallon is 0.2 to 5 m tall, sprawling to erect. Evergreen, its thick, tough, egg-shaped leaves are shiny and dark green on the upper surface, and rough and lighter green on the […] read more

Unscented Dendrobium

Dendrobium anosmum
Scale 5 Diat: photosynthetic , Hierachy 1

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• Dendrobium anosmum has a SPREAD of 2.

• Dendrobium anosmum is epiphytic: it grows on top of other plants.

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Dendrobium is a huge genus of orchids. It was established by Olof Swartz in 1799 and today contains about 1,200 species. The genus occurs in diverse habitats throughout much of south, east and southeast Asia, including the Philippines, Borneo, Australia, New Guinea, Solomon Islands and New Zealand. The name is from the Greek dendron (“tree”) and bios (“life”); it means “one who lives on trees”, or, essentially, […] read more