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Posted 08/21/09 - 2:53 AM:

This herb is also known as Pennywort. It is often confused with the herb known as Bramhi,which is also used for improvement of memory . It is also known as 'Saraswathi Plant' in some regions of India because of its medicinal benefits such as increment of attention span,concentration and memory. 'Saraswathi' is Goddess of wisdom in Indian mythology.
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Posted 08/21/09 - 3:22 AM:

Thinker13 wrote:


They grow as much as 16 meters. An interesting question is,is it necessary to have a size above 3ms, for a plant, to be classified as a 'tree' or trunk size is more important? In Bonsai culture,they call plants as 'miniaturized trees',now,having sizes in the range (1 to 39) inches long,are they trees or plants,only with a shape of trees?




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If I remember correctly, in order to classify a plant as a tree, it has to have - er, i know this sounds silly, but I think it's true - wood.
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Posted 08/21/09 - 3:56 AM:

Wood is an organic material; in the strict sense it is produced as secondary xylem in the stems of trees (and other woody plants). In a living tree it conducts water and nutrients to the leaves and other growing tissues, and has a support function, enabling woody plants to reach large sizes or to stand up for themselves. However, wood may also refer to other plant materials with comparable properties, and to material engineered from wood, or wood chips or fiber.



A tree is a perennial woody plant. It is most often defined as a woody plant that has many secondary branches supported clear of the ground on a single main stem or trunk with clear apical dominance. A minimum height specification at maturity is cited by some authors, varying from 3 m to 6 m; some authors set a minimum of 10 cm trunk diameter (30 cm girth). Woody plants that do not meet these definitions by having multiple stems and/or small size, are called shrubs. Compared with most other plants, trees are long-lived, some reaching several thousand years old and growing to up to 115 m (379 ft) high.



Every woody plant has 'xylem',so it seems that there needs to be some other criterion by way of which discretion ought to be done.




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Posted 08/21/09 - 4:58 AM:

Ah, it's true, I forgot about shrubs. smiling face
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Posted 08/21/09 - 11:39 AM:

smokinpristiformis wrote:
Ah, it's true, I forgot about shrubs. smiling face




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Posted 09/17/09 - 12:02 AM:



Lucky shot! Captured a leaf cutter bee as it landed on some Passiflora laurifolia. Didn't know there was such a thing until I saw it with a little cut of leaf.
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Posted 09/17/09 - 12:20 AM:

beautiful shot, great depth of field going there. bees are so fascinating.
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Posted 09/18/09 - 5:40 AM:

It is so alive and fresh Nihilthumb up
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