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Student Project 3: Botany on Victoria Peak
Tung Wah Group of Hospitals
Chang Ming Thien College
Cheung Pik Ying
Lam Hoi Yee
Wong Hang Yu
Yeung Shuk Ching
Chiu King Ching
1) People use lichens as air quality monitors.
2) Certain lichens are raw material of litmus papers.
Characteristics: No true roots, stems, or leaves and lack
of lignified vascular tissue.
Bryophytes are small. They commonly live in humid and shaded
Climbers ascend by clinging to other objects for support.
Climbing vines may use aerial roots, twining tendrils, twining
leafstalks, tendrils tipped with adhesive disks, or some variation
of these structures.
A compound leaf is composed of two or more distinctly separate
Function: Prevent accumulation of water on the leaf surface.
(e.g. Lantana camara)
A leaf with a single blades is termed simple.
Thorns or spins
Function: Prevent being damaged by animals.
(e.g. 棕葉狗尾草 Setaria palmifolia)
Adaptation: Their seeds are very small and light. Thus, suitable
1) Woody plant
2) With several stems
(e.g. 紅花酢醬草 Oxalis corymbosa)
Definition: Weed is an aggressive plant which colonizes disturbed
habitats and cultivated lands.
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