BIOLOGY : Parts of Gumamela and its Functions

May 20th, 2015
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The Gumamela flower is also commonly known as the hibiscus flower. Its composition is a lot like every other flower whose sole purpose is to help a plant reproduce.

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BIOLOGYPLANTS are defined as multicellular organisms that carry out photosynthesis. Anymemberoftheplant kingdom, comprising about 260,000 known species of mosses, liverworts, ferns, herbaceous and woody plants, bushes, vines, trees, and various other forms that mantle the Earth and are also found in its waters. Plants range in size and complexity from small, nonvascular mosses, which depend on direct contact with surface water, to giant sequoia trees, which can draw water and minerals through their vascular systems to elevations of more than 100 m.Plants have laid down the fossil fuels that provide power for industrial society, and throughout their long history plants have supplied sufficient oxygen to the atmosphere to support the evolution of higher animals.Organisms that had previously been called plants, however, such as bacteria, algae, and fungi, continue to be the province of botany, because of their historical connection with the discipline and their many similarities to true plants, and because of the practicality of not fragmenting the study of organisms into too many separate fields.HISTORYTheGreeksbelievedthat plants derived their nourishment from the soil only. Not until the 17th century did the Belgian scientist Jan Baptista van Helmont show that, although only water was added to a potted willow, it gained nearly 75 kg, whereas the soil it stood in lost only about 60g of weight over a period of five years. This demonstrated that the soil contribu

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