Norfolk Island Pine

Araucaria mirabilis
Scale 9 Diat: photosynthetic , Hierachy 1
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Fact: Araucarian conifers were dominant during the Jurassic period. They were found in tropical rain forests.

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Araucaria mirabilis is an extinct species of coniferous tree from Patagonia, Argentina. It belongs to the section Bunya (the only living species of which is Araucaria bidwillii from Australia) of the genus Araucaria. A. mirabilis are known from large amounts of very well preserved silicified wood and cones from the Cerro Cuadrado Petrified Forest, including […] read more

Williamsonia Gigas

Williamsonia gigas
Scale 8 Diat: photosynthetic , Hierachy 1
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Fact: This is a seed plant that resembled cycads and belonged to the group, Bennettitales.It produced flowers up to 10 cm in length

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Williamsonia is an extinct genus of plant belonging to Bennettitales, an order of seed plants which bore a resemblance to cycads. Fossilized specimens of Williamsonia have been discovered worldwide.[1][3]   (From: Wikipedia, February 2017) read more

Cycads

Cycads
Scale 8 Diat: photosynthetic , Hierachy 1
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Fact: This type of plant is one of the first colonizers of terrestrial habitats, known to have lived in the Permian era over 200 million years ago.

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Cycads /ˈsaɪkædz/ are seed plants with a long fossil history that were formerly more abundant and more diverse than they are today. They typically have a stout and woody (ligneous) trunk with a crown of large, hard and stiff, evergreen leaves. They usually have pinnate leaves. The individual plants are either all male or all […] read more

Brachyphyllum

Brachyphyllum
Scale 9 Diat: photosynthetic , Hierachy 1
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Fact: These coniferous trees lived all over the globe during the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods.

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Brachyphyllum is an extinct genus of plants belonging to Araucariaceae. They were found around the globe during the Carboniferous to the Cretaceous period.[1] (From Wikipedia, February 2017) read more

Baobab Tree

Adansonia digitata
Scale 9 Diat: photosynthetic , Hierachy 1

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Fact: During the voyage, the observation of this tree (which can grow to be 6000 years old), is thought to have made Darwin ponder the long timescales in the Earth’s geology.

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Adansonia digitata (baobab) is the most widespread of the Adansonia species on the African continent, found in the hot, dry savannahs of sub-Saharan Africa. Common names for the baobab include dead-rat tree (from the appearance of the fruits), monkey-bread tree (the soft, dry fruit is edible), upside-down tree (the sparse branches resemble roots), cream of […] read more

Sicyos villosus

Cucurbitaceae Sicyos villosus
Scale 7 Diat: photosynthetic , Hierachy 1
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Play: This plant is EXTINCT.
Fact: Darwin’s single dried specimen of Sicyos villosus, collected during the Beagle voyage, appears to be the only piece of evidence that showed this plant ever existed.

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Sicyos is a flowering plant genus of the family Cucurbitaceae. Members of the genus are commonly known as burr cucumbers.[2] (From Wikipedia, August 2015) read more