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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?
Thionin
Elaterium
Piperazine
Mycoherbicide

Question 2:


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

Question 3:


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

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 dew-drop appearance
By its colours
By its sweet smell

Question 5:


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

Question 6:


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

Question 7:


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

Question 8:


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

Question 9:


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

 


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