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Botany

Types of Compound Leaves

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Leaves occur in various arrangements in plants. All plants seem to have leaves on branches to normal folks. We, botanists should see it different though. Many plants have several leaves in a branch which called leaflets and the whole branch is called as a leaf!
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Botany

Life cycle of Ferns

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Ferns are just wonderful plants that we see in our daily lives. They live a secret reproductive life that is not visible to us unless we have a keen observation. This is because, they do not produce bright flowers or attractive fruits as the angiosperms
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Dicksoniaceae

Dicksonia antarctica – Tree Fern

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Dicksonia antarctica The tree ferns or Dicksonia antarctica is the most popular of the tree ferns species that are found naturally in the Oceania. Unlike the other ferns of their type, they grow upto 10 meters in height. Walking through a forest of Dicksonia antarctica, one
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Sapotaceae

Mimusops elengi – The Bullet Wood Tree

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Mimusops elengi This is a tropical evergreen tree found mostly in south-eastern Asia and some parts of Northern Australia. It is known by different names, மகிழம் or வகுளம் in Tamil, Bullet Wood or Spanish Cherry in English. Mimusops elengi was quite popular in Tamil Nadu during
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