Thursday, July 15, 2010

pineapple 100715

Steadily growing... It takes 1.5-2 years for pineapples to flower and fruit! Tagal pa! This one has not yet even been in existence for 6 months.

Some information from Wikipedia: "The pineapple is a herbaceous (has leaves and stems that die down at the end of the growing season to soil level) perennial (lives for more than 2 years) plant which grows to 1-1.5 meters (3.3-4.9 feet) tall with 30 or more trough-shaped and pointed leaves 30-100 centimetres (1-3.3 feet) long, surrounding a thick stem. The pineapple is an example of a multiple fruit: multiple, helically-arranged flowers along the axis each produce a fleshy fruit that becomes pressed against the fruits of adjacent flowers, forming what appears to be a single fleshy fruit. The fruit of a pineapple are arranged in two interlocking helices, eight in one direction, thirteen in the other, each being a Fibonacci number."

Earlier today pala I saw a moth-like insect by the MRT station.

Is this a moth?

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