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Date: 15 May 2004
Place: The Peak
School name: SKH Lam Kau Mow Secondary School
Students names: Ngai Chun Lam,
Leung Yin Yung,
Lam Wing Yan
Alocasia macrorrhiza (L.) Schott 海芋
It is poisonous because of the needle-shaped oxalate crystals.
Protection: Spiny or thorny
Citrus reticulate Blanco 桔樹
Thorns help ward off herbivores.
Callicarpa kochiana Makino 枇杷葉紫珠
Hairy young leaves to prevent its leaves from being damaged
Insect pollinated flower
Plant name: Ficus spp. 榕屬植物
e.g. Ficus pumila L. 薜荔
Ficus fistulosa Reinw. ex Blume 水同木
Flowers arranged in a fig.
Fig wasps serve as pollination agents.
Acer sino-oblongum Metc. 濱海槭
Winged fruits help wind dispersal
Reduce competition in space and nutrients
This is a compound leaf.
Scheffera heptaphylla (L.) D. G. Frodin 鴨腳木
A compound leaf composed of many leaflets
It prevents accumulation of water on the leaf surface