10 interesting facts about forests, spices and trees

10 interesting facts about forests, spices and trees

  1. Biogeography – today’s distribution of plants and animals is the result of the action of several factors. Among them, the most important are continental drift, i.e. the movement of continents and volcanic activity. Both factors constantly shift and change the appearance of the Earth’s surface.
  2. Pioneer communities of plants – on almost barren terrains or lands after forest fires (or some other degradation) are the first plant species that inhabit such areas. These plant species are called “pioneer communities”. They play an important role in the formation or improvement of land so that other plant and animal species can later inhabit that area.
  3. Since ancient times, humans have used plants for food, for making shelters, houses, dishes, tools, weapons, clothes, musical instruments, ornaments, paper, etc. The healing properties of plants have been known for a long time. In modern times, people are increasingly turning to this tradition.
  4. Spices – spices decorate every food and drink, cakes and desserts. Spices were the reason for long journeys, during which one reached the previously unknown parts of the world. For example, Europeans traveled en masse due to the discovery and procurement of spices towards the end of the Middle Ages and the beginning of the new century.
  5. Sunlight – hundreds of different types of plants live in the understory of tropical rain forests where only about 1% of direct sunlight reaches the ground.
  6. Banana fiber – the banana family (Musaceae) has about 150 species of semi-woody plants. There are numerous well-known types of bananas that are grown for their fruits, which are used as fruit. There is also a type of banana “Musa tetilis” in the Philippines, which is cultivated for obtaining “manila” fibers from the leaf stalks. They are used in the textile industry and for the production of ropes and ropes.
  7. Aquatic plants-many terrestrial plants have subsequently adapted to living in an aquatic environment again. There are different ways of changing the structure. The water hyacinth (Eichornia crassipes) has adapted by creating large air chambers in the petioles of the leaves. This is how it is maintained on the surface of the water.
  8. Palm trees – palm trees are the most characteristic monocotyledonous plants of the tropical flora. Among the nearly 4,000 species of palm trees, coconut, date, oil palm, rattan and nipa palm are the most cultivated.
  9. Mangrove forests – mangrove forests are a type of vegetation that develops on the muddy terrain of bays, lagoons and mouths of rivers and seas in tropical areas. They are built by around 50 woody species from 16 botanical families. All of them have similar solutions for overcoming the conditions of the environment in which they live and are hundreds of years old.
  10. Forest litter – one of the richest micro-habitats in the world is forest litter in temperate forests. A large number of microorganisms, fungi, invertebrates and smaller vertebrates live in the deep layer of deposits of dry leaves and decaying matter.


    • Dear Maryam,

      Many thanks for your comment. Yes, mountains are great source of “ozone” the cleanest air and nice memories stays with us all way we live. Wishing you all the best. Amela.


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