Archives for the month of: June, 2013

The Lilliputian violet is one of the smallest dicotyledonous plants in the world,  at barely one centimetre tall. Viola lilliputana has been found in only one place, in an Intermontane Plateau of the high Andes of Peru.

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The Panamanian snake Sibon noalamina eats snails, as well as slugs, earthworms and amphibian eggs.

A very rare cockroach, Lucihormetica luckae, which was found in a volcano 70 years ago, glows in the dark. It may use its luminescence to imitate click beetles, which are toxic.

Plants can do basic maths and this helps them to know how much stored starch to use overnight.

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