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Necessary for Life: Plants

written by: silveto
 
Did you know that tens of thousands of the 350,000 estimated species of plants are still unidentified? Play this game and learn more about these mysterious living things, vital to our existence!

Question 1:


Which drug consists of a sediment, extracted form the fruit of the squirting cucumber, that is native of the the Mediterranean region?
Mycoherbicide
Elaterium
Thionin
Piperazine

Question 2:


Rafflesia, a parasitic plant found in southeastern Asia, has flowers, which smell like what?
Garlic
Rotting meat
Mushrooms
Sweet perfume

Question 3:


This tree, which grows mainly in Australia, is the tallest of all flowering evergreen plants.
Acacia cultriformis
IIIawarra
Sugar brother
Eucalyptus

Question 4:


Drosera, an insectivorous plant that grows in South Africa, South America and Australia, attracts the insects to its tips in what way?
By its colours
By its smell of rotting meat
By its sweet smell
By its dew-drop appearance

Question 5:


This type of orchid, discovered by Charles Darwin, is pollinated by the hawkmoth, an insect with a long tongue.
Stargaser
Sundew
Clivia miniata
The Comet Orchid

Question 6:


Which tree, that grows on the Canary Islands, Cape Verde and Madeira, secretes a reddish juice, called Dragon's blood?
Castanopsis
Para rubber tree
Dracaena draco
The Canary Island Pine

Question 7:


This plant, native to the shallow waters of the Amazon River basin, is the largest representative of waterlilies.
Sacred Lotus
Red lily
American Lotus
Victoria waterlily

Question 8:


Which plant, that grows in the equatorial rainforests of Sumatra, Indonesia, has the largest unbranched inflorescence in the world?
Titan arum
Rafflesia amoldii
Talipot palm
Tillandsia

Question 9:


The German word edelweiss, referring to one of the most famous European mountain flowers, means what in English?
Noble and white
Beautiful and white
Frost and noble
Frost and white

 


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