Category: Plants

Kingdom plantae

Gram Seed Properties Gram seed (Cicer arietenum) is a dicotyledonous, and non-endospermic seed. The seed is heart-shaped – being rounded and blunt at one end, and pointed at the other end. A notch begins at the rounded end of the Read more…

The African Baobab Tree (Adansonia digitata) is known as a true tree of life. The Baobab is one of the oldest among the trees and it looks not only very impressive with its height of 15 to 20 meters but Read more…

Basil Description Basil plants belong to two closely related genera called Basilicum and Ocimum; and Labiatae family. The common name is basil and this plant can be grown from seed indoors in a pot. The Basilicum americanum L. species is Read more…

Ground Orchid Biology Ground Orchid, also called Philippine ground orchid or large purple orchid is a common plant with a swollen stem base and adventitious roots. Ground Orchid belongs to Orchidaceae family and its botanical name is Spathoglottis plicata Ground Read more…

Jerusalem artichoke is commonly referred to as sunchokes, Indian tuber, Brandy potato, Ross potato, or diabetic potato. It is now a very popular tuber that’s grown for food and medicinal uses. Sunchoke is a good of protein minerals, rich in Read more…

Butterfly Pea, botanically called Clitoria ternatea, belongs to the Fabaceae family. Some of its local names are Darwin pea, Butterfly pea, Blue pea, Bluebellvine, etc. Clitoria ternatea is a weak-stemmed twiner and has the ‘habit’ of twining on fences or Read more…

The Rattlebox plant, scientific name – Crotalaria retusa is an ornamental plant that’s also medicinal. While many don’t know it as Crotalaria retusa, its common names are rattleweed, showy rattlebox, cat’s bell, etc. The reason its name is likened to Read more…

Characteristics of Entomophilous flowers All entomophilous flowers share a few common characteristics. Some of the features are discussed below.   Size of Entomophilous Flowers The Entomophilous flowers are usually large and conspicuous. Examples of Entomophilous flowers Clitoria, Stenolobium stans, and Read more…

Yeasts belong to the genus Saccharomyces. They are well known for the role they play in bakeries and breweries. They are also important because they have a high content of vitamin B. Thus, yeast preparations are available commercially. Structure of Read more…

Coriander is a plant that’s cultivated mostly for spice and cooking in the kitchen. Coriander was used thousands of years ago; this is confirmed by archaeological findings from different countries. Coriander’s scientific name is Coriandrum sativum and the common name Read more…