In your article on Welwitschia
mirabilis, you state that "botanists have classified it with conifers.
Como puede una planta, la Welwitschia
mirabilis, sobrevivir, germinar durante sesenta anos, ofrecer humedad a rumiantes que mastican sus hojas, y como se ha convertido en un simbolo de vida en medio de lo que la humanidad considera la muerte?
Within the context of the structurally diverse female gametophytes of seed plants, it has long been recognized (Coulter 1914) that some of the most anomalous seed plant female gametophytes are found in species of Gnetum, which with Welwitschia
and Ephedra comprise the Gnetales.
acid phosphatase, was detected in the pollination drop of Welwitschia
, it is not known whether it was secreted into the drop by nucellar tissue, or it arrived in the drop after degenerative formation of the pollen chamber.
I've always wanted to see Welwitschia
in the wild," says Jernstedt.
2007), Gnetum (Camiel, 1966), and Welwitschia
(Zavada & Gabarayeva, 1991).
On 03 May 2014, approximately 20 adults and 20 children will start cycling from Buitepos to Swakopmund as part of a fund-raising effort by Huis Maerua and Welwitschia
The tour will also consider the remarkable adaptations possessed by the desert fauna and flora, including the bizarre underground tree Welwitschia
Welwitsch initially gave the strange plant the Latin name Tumboa (n'tumbo means a stump in the local language), but it is now known as Welwitschia
mirabilis in honor of its discoverer.
Even so, you may see herds of gemsbok cantering over the gravel plains, and a creepy-looking desert plant, the welwitschia
, which can survive for 1,000 years.
In the coastal desert of Namibia, which can be considered a cold desert because of the humidity and the almost total lack of rain, the vegetation consists of succulent plants and acacias; in the granitic areas, spiny euphorbias, succulent members of the geranium family (Sarcocaulon), and aloes (Aloe dichotoma) are dominant; there are extensive stony areas without vegetation, and where there are sand dunes, the leaves of the very bizarre welwitschia
Isak Katali, the Director of Welwitschia