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Pingao, Ficinia spiralis is a vcoastal sedge

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Pingao, Ficinia spiralis is commonly known as golden sand sedge. It is coastal sedge.

Overview of P?ngao or Ficinia spiralis

• It is native to New Zealand. • This plant is used for its leaves for weaving by people of Maori. • When dried the leaves, […]

Mistletoe – a popular name for obligate hemi-parasitic species

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Mistletoe is the popular name for obligate hemi-parasitic species. • These types of plants adhere to and permeate the branches of a tree or shrub by a framework referred to as the haustorium, by which they consume water and nutrition from the host plant. • The name mistletoe was […]

Melianthus Major – also known as Giant honey flower or Kruidjie-roer-my-nie

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Melianthus Major is also known by the names Giant honey flower or Kruidjie-roer-my-nie. It is a species of flowering plant belonging to the family Melianthaceae.

Overview of Melianthus major or Honey Flower

• It is an evergreen suckering shrub. • It is endemic to: – […]

Echium Pininana is also known as Pine Echium

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Echium Pininana is a plant that is indigenous to La Palma in the Canary Islands.

Overview of Echium Pininana

It is commonly known as: – Tree Echium – Pine echium – Giant Viper’s Bugloss • It is presently cultivated in gardens of Britain as well as Ireland. • […]