Interesting Trees & Plants's Journal

September 22, 2020

Lab 2 Journal - Caroline Guo

1) The following was the phylogenic placement I found for the Freeman's Maple using OneZoom:

Eukaryotes > Plants, alveolates, brown algae, and more > Plants > Green plants > Pentapetalae > Rosids > Sapindales > Freeman's Maple

This looks a bit longer than my other group members' phylogenic trees suggesting that my species might have more types of close relatives.

2) An adaptation that all our plants share is that they are all green, from having chlorophyll which allows the plants to absorb energy from the sun, especially blue light.

3) A unique adaptation of the Thicket Creeper I observed are that there are 5 leaflets on each leaf that are equally spaced apart in a "star" pattern.

Posted on September 22, 2020 02:49 by caroline_guo caroline_guo | 0 comments | Leave a comment

September 21, 2020

Lab 2 Journal post

The roundleaf greenbrier, which I had observed at Manasquan Reservoir belongs to the 'common greenbriers', which fall under ' petrosaviidae', which are members to 'monocotyledons' under 'seed plants' which fall under 'land plants' which are a subcategory of 'plant, alveolate, brown algae and more' all of which fall under ' Eukaryotes'.

What all of the observed species have in common is the fact that they are all located somewhere in nature and have relied on the weather for its growth and nourishment ( as opposed to human watering). All of the species use rain for its transportation of important nutrients like dissolved sugar, to help them grow and flourish.

The round leaf greenbrier species that I had seen is unique to all the other species as in it has green vines with thorns whose leaves are typically glossy green, heart shaped and on average 5-3 cm long.

Posted on September 21, 2020 17:19 by dahlialewi dahlialewi | 0 comments | Leave a comment

September 16, 2020

LAB 2 - Journal Entry

1) On the phylogenic tree I found that the Gingko trees (one of the ones I observed) are members of "Acrogymospermae" and that those are a part of "Seed plants" (or Gymospermae!) which is under "Land plants", under "Plants alveolate, brown algae and more" and obviously all under "Eukaryotes".

2) One similarity between all of our tree types is that they all have some kind of coarse bark that protects the core of the tree and allows it to grow taller to get more sunlight and that they all have some leafy areas that act as electron receptors to start photosynthesis!

3) One primary difference between my Willow tree and all the others' trees that I learned through research about them is that Willow trees are abnormally good at hybridizing (breeding with others in the same Genus of Willows but in a different Species than themselves). Supposedly, this makes them more resistant to disease and in some cases grow faster!

Posted on September 16, 2020 14:01 by rachelhornung rachelhornung | 0 comments | Leave a comment

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