Conservatory Walk. ppt

download report

Transcript Conservatory Walk. ppt

1. Oak leaf fern
(Drynaria quercifolia; outside Wertheim Conservatory)
Questions and concepts to know
1)Evergreen (what does that mean?)
2) Is epiphytic
3) Find two leaf types
Nest leaves (brown)
Fertile fronts
4) What do you think is the function of the
Nest leaves?
7. Selaginella- Peacok or Rainbow Fern
(Selaginella uncinata)
Questions and concepts to know:
1) Native to China
2) What color is it?
How does its color relate to the
environment in which it is found?
3) Where is it mostly found?
21. Australian tree fern
(Sphaeroptis cooperi)
Questions and concepts to know:
1) Exotic - what does it mean?
Australia native, but cultivated in S. FL
2) How is the trunk different from other
plants that you’ve seen?
3) Is it really a trunk?
23. Maidenhair fern
(Adiantum capillis-veneris)
Questions and concepts to know:
1) Used to make drinks and for medicinal
purposes
2) Mostly found on rocks
3) Is it similar or different in structures to
other ferns? How?
27. Mosses and liverworts
(Hepaticophyta and Lycophyta)
Questions and concepts to know:
1) Where are these plants normally found?
2)
3) Is it similar or different in structures to other ferns? How?
24. Tripartita fern
(Pteris tripartita 3 parted fronds)
Questions and concepts to know:
1) Why is it called tripartita?
2) It’s an exotic - what does it mean?
Native to Africa, Indonesia and
Marquesas
29. Cacao
(Theobroma cacao)
Questions and concepts to know
1) This is where chocolate comes from!!!
2) Native to South America, especially the
Andes
1)
2)
3)
Theobroma means “Food of the Gods”
So precious the seeds were used as currency
Brought back to Europe by the Christopher Columbus
3) Used for medicinal purposes
1)
2)
3)
As a diuretic
As an emolient (good for dry skin)
Causes release of endorphins and serotonin---> Feels good
4) Its flowers are pollinated by midges, tiny
flies
Resurrection fern
(outside Wertheim Conservatory)
Questions and concepts to know:
1) Epiphyte- but what does it mean?
What plant is it on?
2) Locate the sori
3) Why is it called a resurrection fern?