Nature-Singapore: 2. Killer fig trees

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Weeping Fig (Ficus benjamina), Peradeniya Botanic Gardens, Sri Lanka. Of the many fig species found in Singapore, three are common stranglers that cause problems to our wayside trees.  These are the Weeping Fig (Ficus benjamina) (above), the Bodhi Tree (F. … Continued

Sex in the corn field

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A row of corn plants bearing tassels at the top and silks below. Corn or maize (Zea mays) is a single stemmed plant that grows to a height of about 2 metres. The plant bears both male and female flowers, … Continued