Welwitschia

I was amazed when i heard a plant could live for more than 1000 years …. yes, its not a typo, i said over 1000 years. Read in this week’s ananda vikatan, in a short story, was curious and checked the google. YES, its true.

Welwitschia, is a plant which accordingly would have started as a small plant when jesus was alive. (Lovely comparison / correlation in the vikatan for it).

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It’s named after the Slovenuian botanis Dr. Friedrich Welwitsch who discovered it in 1860, it is generally considered to be one of the oddest plants in existence.

……… you are generally surprised to hear such informations and this gives you a perspective how small we are 🙂

picture courtesy : google image search 

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