Videos tagged with "fertile"

Exotic Plants at Botanic Garden, Dublin [01:01]
© DeadlyTeaParty Property I took this video on Wednesday 22nd August 2012 Platycerium is a genus of about 18 fern species in the polypod family, Polypodiaceae. Ferns in this genus are widely known as staghorn or elkhorn ferns due to their uniquely-shaped fronds. This genus is epiphytic and is native to tropical and temperate areas of South America, Africa, Southeast Asia, Australia and New Guinea1. Platycerium sporophytes (adult plants) have tufted roots growing from a short rhizome that bears two types of fronds, basal and fertile fronds. Basal fronds are sterile, shield or kidney shaped and laminate against the tree and protect the fern's roots from damage and desiccation. In some Platycerium species the top margin of these fronds forms an open crown of lobes and thereby catches falling forest litter and water. Fertile fronds bear spores on their undersurface, are dichotomous or antler shaped and jut out or hang from the rhizome. The spores are born in sporangia clustered in large sori that are usually positioned on the lobes or at the sinus between frond lobes. Some species of Platycerium are solitary having only one rhizome. Other species form colonies when their rhizomes branch or when new rhizomes are formed from root tips. If the conditions are right the spores will germinate naturally on surrounding trees. Platycerium gametophytes are a small heart shaped thallus. Platycerium have diverged into four natural groups. Several Platycerium are strongly adapted to xeric ...
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De Leeuwenhof Estate in Paarl, Cape Winelands (South Africa) [03:38]
Paarl - the pearl in the Cape Winelands. Beautiful mountains with huge granite boulders and a fertile valley with famous vineyards. Here - at the foot of the Drakenstein mountains - we find the De Leeuwenhof Estate, a small wine and fruit farm and one of the finest family-run guesthouses in the Winelands. The homestead has a history of more than 300 years. - Accommodation is elegant and luxurious. All rooms and apartments are comfortably appointed - with individual furnishings, airconditioning and private terraces. Guests enjoy the beautiful lush gardens under huge old oaks trees and two large swimming pools. A separate building houses the spacious lounge and dining room - where a sumptuous breakfast is served in the morning. Yes, Daan and Yvonne stand for a great atmosphere. A comfortable stay, good food, good wine and good company, that is what guests will always find on De Leeuwenhof. Address: Sonstraal Road, Klein Drakenstein, Paarl, Western Cape 7646, South Africa Email: Tel: +27-21-862 1384 Fax: +27-86 505 0235
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Shumba Safaris South Africa [10:46]
South Africa is a game rich country with a wide variety of trophies to choose from. Shumba Safaris offers plainsgame hunting safaris in the malaria free areas of the Eastern Cape. Shumba's basecamp lies in the fertile Gamtoos Valley - which is also famous for citrus orchards and vegetable crops.
Tags: shumba safaris, hunting safaris, south africa hunting, samvandenberg

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