Some Philippine plants that have scientific names are rafflesia, orchid, zingiber and thelypterid. There are various species of these plants. Some species' scientific names are Hedychium philippinense, Chingia ferox, Rafflesia philippensis, and Phaius callosus.Know More
One of the latest plant species found in the Philippines by international botanists is a hyperaccumulating plant, as reported by Sci-News in 2014. Found in Luzon Island, it has been given the scientific name Rinorea niccolifera. It has the capability to hyperaccumulate 18,000 ppm of nickel in its leaves, making it valuable for green technology development.
With a height of 1.5 to 1.8 m, Rinorea niccolifera can be found growing along sloping landscapes. This shrub's stem diameter is from 3 to 13 cm.Learn more about Botany
There are several rules to remember when writing scientific names; the two main rules are to write the name of a plant or organism with two names, a genus or generic name first, followed by an epithet or species name. These rules govern the proper naming of plant and animals, regardless of species or kingdom. The act of assigning names to various organisms in a structured manner dates back to the 1700s, when scientist Linnaeus developed a precise method for identifying and classifying all living beings.Full Answer >
Flowering plants are scientifically classified as angiosperms. Angiosperms vary in size, habitat and appearance, but share several common characteristics. All members of this plant group are seed-bearing vascular plants, and house their reproductive structures in flowers.Full Answer >
The scientific name of the most common cultivated mushroom is Agaricus bisporus. Mushroom cultivation in the United States began in the late 1800s. Although there are more than 30,000 species of mushrooms, very few are eaten by humans. Some species are so rare they cost $200 per pound, as of 2014.Full Answer >
A deciduous leaf's structure is divided into two categories, internal and external, with external structures including the blade, the petiole and the stipules and internal structures including the epidermis, the palisade layer, the spongy mesophyll, the vascular bundle, the stomata and the guard cells. Leaf composition differs from tree to tree but adheres generally to these overarching categories.Full Answer >