pneumatophore

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pneumatophore

the bladder-like polyp of SIPHONOPHORES which enables them to float.It is usually the uppermost polyp of the CORMIDIUM.
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Indian natives use its strong aerial roots for tent poles and cart yokes.
The complex aerial roots of increased surface area of physical barrier might have caused turbulence facilitating sedimentation.
For puerperal fever resulting in excessive loss of weight in women, the ojhas administer to women a concoction made from the flower buds of Hibiscus rosa sinensis, aerial roots of Ficus benghalensis, clove and gum from Acacia arabica along with a small amount of ginger juice.
There are plants you recognise - bananas, cannas, rubber plants - but magnificent strangers, too, like the mammoth fig, with a huge tangle of aerial roots big enough to walk under.
There was a variety of trees, such as the banyan trees, which were ideal for climbing and whose aerial roots provided many happy hours of swinging fun.
They obtain oxygen in the poorly aerated muddy substrate through an elaborate system of stilt roots and through specially adapted pneumatophores, aerial roots that bear more than a passing resemblance to asparagus.
Ficus is a wide-spreading evergreen tree with curtains of aerial roots, shiny grey-green and white-splashed leaves that does extremely well in the UAE heat.
It is covered in slime mold, it has aerial roots hanging from the ceiling, cave creatures called troglobites can often be found, and most importantly, our group is usually the only one in the cave.
These walls can have plants that grow vertically up steel structures or plants that use their tendrils or aerial roots to attach themselves to walls.
In general, oil enters mangrove forests at high tide and is deposited on aerial roots and sediment surface when the tide goes down.
After an overview of the Ficus genus, they discuss in turn fruits; leaves; latex; bark, wood, stems; roots, including aerial roots and root bark; fig wasps; and figs and humans.