Botany Research - Amplus Folium

Zoe Nelson

Description

Amplus Folium translates directly to "Large Leaf", in correlation to the single big leaf found on the plant. This plant gives off almost double the amount of oxygen than a normal flower would, because of its large leaf and thick stem that gives it the ability to produce more oxygen. It's flowers are what lets it reproduce, and are colored purple or red so it won't be mistaken as grass and eaten by organisms as much.

Picture of the Amplus Folium:

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Reproductive System

Amplus Foliums contain both male and female reproductive parts. The plants are fertilized through pollination, when the anther is transferred and lands on a different AF's stigma and then merges with the egg to complete fertilization and reproduce. The anther is transferred to different plants by small bug like organisms or wind.

Adaptations

The Amplus Floium has one large thick leaf to catch a lot of sunlight so it can photosynthesize quickly, in order to create oxygen. It has 2-3 flowers that are very similar to the flower on earth known as a "Lilly". However, they are thicker and shaped to catch rainfall and pour it towards the stem and roots. The plant has a very thick stem and structure to withstand wind conditions. The AF is covered in very small hairs that when eaten become sticky due to a glucose filled liquid that is secreted whenever the plant feels threatened, protecting them from predators.

Environment

The Amplus Folium is found in flat areas in groups of 5-6. They strive in sunlight with an average amount of rainfall, but not too wet. They can withstand mild/serious winds due to their thick skin skin and structure.