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NEW Plant World
by Plant World Association

NEW Plant World

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: with these very interesting forests. A careful study of them has never been made, and they will present problems to the scientists for many generations to come. To the casual observer, the most striking features of these forests are the epiphytes which festoon the trees everywhere. The predominating plants among these epiphytes belong to the families Bomeliaceae Fig. 28. " Wild Pines " and other Epiphytes. and Orchidaceae. To the family Bromeliaceae belong the so- called Florida moss, Tillandsia nsneoides, and also that luscious fruit of the tropics, the pineapple. Many of these tropical epiphytes resemble miniature pineapple plants perched upon the branches of the trees. The Orchidaceae is one of the most interesting families of plants, since it includes some of the most interesting and beautiful of our flowering plants. It is not restricted to the tropics, but reaches its greatest perfection there. Bletia nerecunda is said to have been sent from the West Indies to England as early as 1731 and since then, from time to time, various species of orchids have been sent by officers and missionaries to northern countries where they have been grown in glass houses. Their value as ornamental plants was early recognized and men were tempted by the high prices to take great risks of health and life in exploration in search of them. One of the most interesting . lines of study has been the special devices of these plants for insect pollination. Aside from their ornamental value the only one of commercial importance is the Vanilla planifolia or the vanilla plant of Mexico which is now cultivated more or less in tropical America. MICROSCOPIC AQUATIC PLANTS AND THEIR PLACE IN NATURE. Every piece of water, besides containing large plants and animals which are readily visible to t...


  • ISBN 1115616455
  • ISBN-13 9781115616454
  • Title Plant World
  • Author Plant World Association
  • Format Paperback
  • Year 2009
  • Pages 480
  • Publisher BiblioLife
  • Dimensions8 in. x 5 in. x 5 in.

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