Category: Botany

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Merits and Demerits of Takhtajan’s Classification

Armen Takhtajan significantly contributed to the field of taxonomy by proposing a phylogenetic classification system. He was a Russian taxonomist who worked at the Komarov Botanical Institute in Leningrad which...

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Mushroom farming in India

Mushrooms have always fascinated humans since prehistoric times. People found it interesting, a beautiful young bud beautifying this earth by its presence. Mushrooms are fleshy and particularly rich in protein,...

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Merits and Demerits of Bentham and Hooker classification

Two English botanists, Bentham and Hooker gave the most well-known natural system of classification for seed plants. Their classification was published in 3 volume work Genera Plantarum (1862-83). In this...

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Difference between Heliophytes and Sciophytes

Ever wondered if plants can also be divided into sun-loving and shade-loving? Well, yes just like humans have likes and dislikes based on their priorities to grow in life, so...

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Difference between Indented Key and Bracketed Key

Hola Taxonomists! Let’s get to know taxonomic keys better! Rapid identification of unknown plants is possible with the help of specialised tools called taxonomic keys. Significant taxonomic literature like flora,...

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Types of tea based on processing

Ever wondered how many types of tea exist? Let’s find out! It is rightly said, “Tea time is a chance to slow down, pull back and appreciate our surroundings”. Tea...

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Cycas- Overview, Habit, Morphology and Anatomy

Cycas belongs to cycads. About 300 million years ago, cycads appeared in the Carboniferous period. Due to the significant evolutionary position between ferns and angiosperms, Cycads have some incredible unique...