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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?
Piperazine
Elaterium
Mycoherbicide
Thionin

Question 2:


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

Question 3:


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

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 smell of rotting meat
By its sweet smell
By its colours
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.
Clivia miniata
The Comet Orchid
Sundew
Stargaser

Question 6:


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

Question 7:


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

Question 8:


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

Question 9:


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

 


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