As a tropical country Sri Lanka receives high sunlight that distribute throughout the year and high rainfall. Due to the geographical formation of the country it has three peneplains that reaches up to 2524 meters from the sea level and middle of the country central highlands occurs. Two major monsoons flow through the country from South-West and North East directions in May-September and December-February periods respectively. Complex combinations of these factors cause to create numerous habitats that suitable for large number of different flora and fauna species. As a result of this, Sri Lanka has a large number of plants and animal species that have evolved over a considerable period of time. This is the reason that Sri Lanka along with the Western-Ghats region of India has declared as World biodiversity hotspot. But with the alarming rates our biodiversity gradually decreasing mainly due to anthropogenic activities. For protect them, first of all we need to make identification accurately. This web site will help you to improve your identification capability of the plant species found in Sri Lanka and make easy to find the information about plants.
A Strobilanthes species from Peak Wilderness Sanctuary.Read more
Angiosperm or flowering plants are the dominant and most diverse plant group in the kingdom of Plantae since 40 million years ago on earth. Now it represents about 369,000 species.
Angiosperms represent approximately 80 percent of all the known green plants now living. The angiosperms are vascular seed plants in which the ovule (egg) is fertilized and develops into a seed in an enclosed hollow ovary. The ovary itself is usually enclosed in a flower, that part of the angiospermous plant that contains the male or female reproductive organs or both. Fruits are derived from the maturing floral organs of the angiospermous plant and are therefore characteristic of angiosperms. By contrast, in gymnosperms (e.g., conifers and cycads), the other large group of vascular seed plants, the seeds do not develop enclosed within an ovary but are usually borne exposed on the surfaces of reproductive structures, such as cones.
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