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
When writing the scientific names for organisms, which are written in Latin, the name for the organism must contain two parts. The first part, genus name, is written in italics and is capitalized. The second part, epithet, or a specific description of the species, is italicized, but not capitalized.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 >