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The Giant Groundsels of Mount Kilimanjaro

Giant Groundsels, scientifically known as Dendrosenecio kilimanjari, are remarkable prehistoric plants that inhabit the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. These majestic plants belong to the order Asterales, which also includes daisies and sunflowers, and are part of the family Asteraceae. The Giant Groundsels found on Mount Kilimanjaro are descendants of a common groundsel ancestor, […]

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The Banana Plant is not a Tree

Banana plants, with their tall and majestic appearance, often deceive people into believing that they are trees. However, these tropical wonders are not woody plants at all. In fact, they belong to the family Musaceae, which is closely related to the ginger family or Zingiberaceae. The truth is that bananas are large herbaceous plants, exhibiting […]

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The Baobab Tree: Africa’s Iconic Tree and Its Lesser-Known Secrets

The baobab tree, also known as Adansonia, is a unique and fascinating tree that is native to the African continent. These iconic trees can be found in various parts of Africa, including Madagascar, Senegal, Tanzania, and Botswana, among others. The baobab tree is known for its distinctive appearance, with a large, swollen trunk and branches […]

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Night Sky Petunia: A Mesmerizing Flower That Seems To Hold A Constellation Of Stars In Its Petals

How many things can you think of that remind you of the galaxy when watching them? You can add flowers to the list now, as after seeing the Night Sky Petunia, you will see why. After all, it didn’t randomly obtain its common name! Known by its scientific name Petunia cultivars, this magnificent flower is […]

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14 Intriguing Orchid Species That Look Like Something Entirely Different

The Orchid family (Orchidaceae) with 25,000 to 30, 000 different species that exist, are the largest family of plants in the entire world. Orchid species vary considerably in appearance, whether in size, weight, color or shape. Although they are part of a huge family, many orchids are critically endangered and can be rarely seen in […]

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