Weird. Plans are loose with their genomes.
For a taster, Georgia Ray argues There’s no such thing as a tree (phylogenetically). Or a Lime, upon closer inspection. Lemons are real though.
Now cite Lynn Margulis.
Welwitschia lives for a thousand years with 2 leaves (and is on the national coat of arms of Namibia).
Hydnora! Amophophallus, a.k.a. corpse flower.
Sexual relations of
See plant sex.
George, Sam. 2017. “‘Unveiling the Mysteries of Vegetation’: Botany and the Feminine.” In Botany, Sexuality and Women’s Writing 1760–1830. Manchester University Press.
Kerner von Marilaun, Anton, Francis Wall Oliver, Mary Frances Ewart Macdonald, and Marian Balfour Busk. 1902. The natural history of plants, their forms, growth, reproduction, and distribution; London, Blackie.
Scopece, Giovanni, Salvatore Cozzolino, Steven D. Johnson, and Florian P. Schiestl. 2010. “Pollination Efficiency and the Evolution of Specialized Deceptive Pollination Systems.” The American Naturalist 175 (1): 98–105.
Thorogood, Chris. 2019. “Hydnora: The Strangest Plant in the World?” PLANTS, PEOPLE, PLANET 1 (1): 5–7.
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