10 most difficult trees riddlesTrees quiz
Where is the gutta-percha trees growing?
from South America
from New Zealand
Known for its latex, Gutta-Percha or Palaquium gutta is a tree found in Sumatra, Malaysia, Singapore, and Borneo.It grows up to 40 - 45 m in height. The bark is cracked and reddish brown. The leaves are thickly papery, oval, and have reddish-brown hairs underneath.
How deep is the root system of a giant sequoia?
4 meters (13 feet)
20 meters (60 feet)
40 meters (130 feet)
80 meters (260 feet)
The sequoias root system is wide spreading, but shallow. There is no taproot. A mature sequoia's roots can occupy over 1 acre of earth and contain over 90,000 cubic feet of soil.
What tree is considered to be the most dangerous in the world?
The manchineel tree is native to tropical southern North America and northern South America. All parts of the tree contain strong toxins and even the merest contact with human skin causes a breakout of blisters, and blindness can occur if it touches a person's eyes. In some parts of its range, many trees carry a warning sign, while others are marked with a red "X" on the trunk to indicate danger.
What tree species has the widest trunk girth in the world?
The Tree of Tule is one of a number of old Montezuma cypress trees that grow in Santa Maria del Tule, Mexico. It is one of the oldest and largest in the world and has the widest girth. It has a height of forty meters, a volume of between 700 and 800m3, an estimated weight of 630 tons and a circumference of about forty meters.The trunk is so wide that thirty people with arms extended joining hands are needed to encircle it.
What tree is that?
Mediterranean dwarf palm
Cuban royal palm
giant windowpane palm
Ravenala, commonly known as traveller's tree is a palm resembling tree native to Madagascar. At the top of the tree are banana-like leaves, with pale midribs that give a fanlike appearance. It is named so because the water it accumulates in its leaf bases can be used in emergencies for drinking. However, the water inside the plant is murky, black and smelly and should not be consumed without purification.
What kind of fruit is that?
Mamey sapote is a large and highly ornamental evergreen tree that can reach a height of 15 to 45 meters at maturity. In Florida, the fruit is harvested from May to July with some cultivars available all year. The fruit's texture is creamy and soft, the flavor is a mix of sweet potato, pumpkin, honey, prune, peach, apricot, cantaloupe, cherry, and almond. The fruit is eaten raw or made into milkshakes, smoothies, ice cream and fruit bars. It can be used to produce marmalade and jelly.
What is the name of a plant with such fruits?
Averrhoa carambola is a species of tree in the family Oxalidaceae; it has a number of common names, including carambola and star fruit. The tree is cultivated in tropical and semitropical regions for its edible fruits and for its medicinal uses. Like several other plants of the family Oxalidaceae, its fruits are rich in oxalic acid, which is toxic in high concentrations.
Which palm is called the tree with 800 uses?
The palmyra palm is widely exploited in areas where it grows and has a very wide range of applications. Indeed, in India it is called the tree with 800 uses. It is cultivated in many tropical areas for its fruit, sap and many other items. It is one of the most important of the cultivated palms, though it is falling out of favour because of the long time taken to bring a crop from seed to maturity (12 years or more)
What is the name of the holy Mayan tree?
The tree plays an important part in the mythologies of pre-Columbian Mesoamerican cultures. The Ceiba, or ya’axché, symbolised to the Maya civilization an axis mundi which connects the planes of the Underworld (Xibalba) and the sky with that of the terrestrial realm. This concept of a central world tree is often depicted as a Ceiba trunk.