Cape SundewDrosera capensis
Play: The Cape Sundew is carnivorous, but can also use photosynthesis. Therefore it can be played as a YELLOW FOOD 1 and/or RED FOOD CHAIN 3.
Fact: The Cape sundew has long, thin leaves that roll up around trapped insects.
Scalesia pedunculataScalesia pedunculata
Fact: Darwin first collected specimens of this species from Santiago Island in October 1835 on the voyage of the Beagle, and it was later named by his friend Joseph Dalton Hooker.
Fact: The age of individual plants is difficult to assess, but they are very long-lived, living 1000 years or more.
Satureja darwiniiClinopodium darwinii
Fact: Darwin writes: “Very sweet smelling, plant; with a rather biting aromatic taste; used for making tea by the seamen.”
Geonoma schottianaArecaceae geonoma schottiana
FACT: Specimens of this plant were collected by Darwin at Bahia (Salvador) in March 1832.
Fact: Desmids are a type of green algae. They assume a veriety of highly symmetrical and attractive shapes.