Found 8 Articles for Botany

Why so mangrove roots grow above the ground?

Divya Agarwal
Updated on 30-Jul-2019 22:30:24
While walking near any lake or forest around the sea, you might have seen a different and unique feature of some trees, whose roots are not under but above the ground. They are known as Mangrove trees and they have aerial roots.Now, the reason why have roots above the land is that they are the underground root type which needs and demands more oxygen. Under the ground, the soil is not able to support or provide enough oxygen to the roots and therefore this root system outgrows aerial roots which grow vertically up to the fresh air above the soil.Read More

What are some good uses of NEEM plant that you know?

Ridhi Arora
Updated on 30-Jul-2019 22:30:24
Neem is a unique tree and the neem leaf is one of the most complex leaves you can find on our planet.BenefitsIt acts as a good antibacterial cleanser.Its leaves are good for our gums and treating gum infections.Eating its leaves keeps us healthy and gives us a long and healthy life.It destroys Bacillus and other germs of deadly diseases like malaria, leprosy, syphilis, jaundice.It treats constipation.It is a boon for blood purification too.It is a good remedy for myopia.It relieves the weariness of daily activities.It is useful for cough removal.It cures even some sorts of tumors.Overall it is a wonder ... Read More

How are food and other nutrients transported in plants?

Ridhi Arora
Updated on 30-Jul-2019 22:30:24
Transport in plants occurs at three levels: cellular, absorption of water and nutrients and transportation of water and nutrients.The first level that is the cellular transport, wherein the solutes and ions are transferred from one cell to another through Diffusion and Osmosis process.The second level is the absorption of water and nutrients from the soil by the roots. It is a well-known fact that as the surface area increases, the absorption increases.The third level of transport is the transfer of water and nutrients from the root to the top of the plant for around hundred meters of length through a ... Read More

What are the trees used for furniture and which type of wood last long?

Ridhi Arora
Updated on 30-Jul-2019 22:30:24
There are various trees used for furniture, depending on their desired characteristics. For example, in order to get the durable material, some particular type of wood is used, while in order to get a luster and shine in the product, a different wood is used.Different Trees Used for FurnitureOak Trees: These trees are famous for hard-grade wood red, or white color. Its property of absorbing any color is evident from the fact that it has large annual rings inside.Maple Trees: The good thing about Maple is that it is less expensive than most of the alternatives of the same hardness ... Read More

Why the desert plants have thorns?

Knowledge base
Updated on 30-Jul-2019 22:30:24
The spiky shrubs such as Cactus are good to look at, but feels hard to maintain as the thought of sharp pain that those thorns can cause will not let most of you say we would love to have one. Desert plants like Cactus, Agave or Mesquite have to survive in deserts where the water is scarce. These desert plants have to fight many odd circumstances to survive.Other plants lose moisture through their pores which they have on their leaves and stem. So, these desert plants need to avoid those pores so as to lock the minimum levels of moisture ... Read More

What are the different types of diseases occur in plants?

sahas salguti
Updated on 25-Jun-2020 13:26:43
A plant disease is any disturbance that usually interferes with function, economic value, normal growth, development and aesthetic quality of a plant. A plant disease can be caused by two general groups of casual agents which are pathogens and antipathogens.The different types of diseases usually occurring in plants are:Blights − When plants are suffering from blight or branches and leaves suddenly start withering, they stop to grow and then they die. After this process is continued for some time the parts of the plant start to rot.Cankers − Cankers are usually formed on woody stems where the stems may crack. ... Read More

What are the benefits of wheatgrass?

Shanmukh Pasumarthy
Updated on 25-Jun-2020 15:11:48
Wheatgrass is nourishment made from the cotyledons of the basic wheat Plant, Triticum aestivum, a species in the family Poaceae. It is sold either as a juice or powder. Wheatgrass contrasts from wheat malt in that it is served solid dried or fresh, while the wheat malt is conventionally dried. Wheatgrass is permitted to develop or grow longer than malt.Like most plants, it contains chlorophyll, amino acids, minerals, vitamins etc. Claims about the medical advantages of wheatgrass range from giving supplemental nourishment to having remarkable remedial properties.Treat Skin DiseasesWheatgrass can be utilized to cure skin ailments, for example, dermatitis and ... Read More

How do plants make their own food?

siddhartha kotamraju
Updated on 18-May-2022 08:25:59
Plants are not parasitic in nature. They produce their own food with the help of their growth and nutrition. Plants make their own food by a process called Photosynthesis. Photosynthesis is a process used by plants and other organisms to convert light energy into chemical energy and stored in the form of starch which can be used later.Photosynthesis is a key process in the growth of plants.Photosynthesis is done with the help of carbon-dioxide, water, and sunlight. The end products of photosynthesis are oxygen, which the plants release, and carbohydrates, which become the plants' source of energy.Building on the basic ... Read More