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Plants are all around us.
You have probably heard of photosynthesis, the process that plants use to turn just water, carbon dioxide and glorious sunlight into useful energy and sugars. This is a remarkable process that provides the plant with all the energy it needs (and in some cases some to spare) while also providing us with the incredibly useful waste product of oxygen so that we can breathe and continue with our own processes. But the intricacies of how plants do this have been hidden from scientists for quite some time, and only with advancements in the mysterious field of quantum physics have some answers become decipherable, if not complete. So just how do plants use quantum physics and why is this so amazing?
Indigenous tree flowers to look out for
A small tree up to 13 m tall, young stems brownish. Leaflets are oblong and
glabrous, except on the margins and midribs. The leaf base is asymmetric, while the tip is acuminate.
Flowers are purple-white.
It is an important tree for soil conservation and improvement (nitrogen-fixing).
The tree is intercropped with tea in order to provide shade and improve the soil. The leaves are a good mulch material and manure.
An evergreen tree growing up to 10m height, found mostly in wet upland forests.
All parts of the tree produce a sticky white latex.
It has a glossy green leaf with rough grey-brown bark.
The flowers are creamy-white with fragrance and the fruits are large fleshy drupes in rounded pairs.
The tree is uniquely ornamental when in full flower and can be used as fuel.
A decorative tree with a rounded crown growing from 10-30m, with a pale smooth bark that roughens with age. This tree has hairy compound leaves.
The flowers are in bright orange-red clusters that have frilly petals edged with yellow and spathe-like buds containing a watery liquid.
The fruits are a large boat-like elliptical pod with winged seeds that are dispersed by wind.
The tree is ornamental and has softwood used for making carvings and fuel.
The bark cures liver disorders when boiled.
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