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Many ornamental cherries are grown on a hardier root stock, that is, they are propagated by grafting onto hardy wild cherry saplings. This is because the ornamental variety will not produce offspring that are true to the parents, if they produce offspring at all. All are grafted plants and mainly on wild cherry (gean) rootstock. Such trees should be ...


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I'm no expert on plants but it could be a kalanchoe. That's based mainly on the leaf characteristics and size. There's some 120 or so species mainly originating from the old world. These are quite drought tolerant as yours seems to be. They are a common houseplant and there are ways to stimulate reflowering so that also makes it a good candidate. Image ...


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This is called "Red Powder Puff" or botanically Calliandra haematocephala. See the images (from the Wikipedia article): What you identified as the fruit appears to be the buds: Some more information can be found here.


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Meiosis does not determine sexual form. Eukaryotes use meiosis and fertilization to recombine genes to form new combinations. Meiosis does produce haploid cells from diploid cells, but that has nothing much to do with the sexual forms involved. In the case of the algal genus Chara, the organism's life cycle is entirely haploid except for the ...


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It looks like this could be Lotebush, Ziziphus obtusifolia. The thorny branchlets and blue-green color (at least, as it appears in the photos) suggest Ziziphus to me, although you could compare it with the photos or description here. If it is in the buckthorn family, it does seem to key out to Ziziphus using the Christie et al. key. If you wanted to be ...


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As Saxon Druce has pointed out it looks very much like a eucalypt. Specifically a desert or savanna species such as the ghost gum (Corymbia aparrerinja). Other eucalypts (Eucalyptus and Corymbia spp.) have similar growth forms. The silhouette is obviously stylised and appears to have less foliage than a real eucalypt in order to make the profile neater. ...



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