1. Mathematics isn’t boring and confusing equations only, maths is intricately bonded with the beauty of nature. Galileo Galilei wrote in his IL Saggiatore, “The universe is written in the language of mathematics, and its characters are triangles, circles, and other geometric figures.” Which is this plant?
a) Spiral cactus
b) Aloe Polyphylla
c) Agave spiralis
d) Heavenly Agave

2. This is a kind of carnivorous plant aka insectivorous plant. This genus has a single species, D. lusitanicum. In appearance, it is similar to the related genus Drosera.
a) Drosophyllum
b) Baristacone
c) Nepenthes
d) Brittlestar

3. This species is an eye-catching succulent with leaves densely stacked and folded up at the edges, forming a usually square-shaped column.
a) Tsuga columna
b) Crassula ‘Buddha’s Temple’
c) Szuka Heaven’s cone
d) Dzuka cacti

4. It is a vine that is endemic to Christmas Island, an Australian territory in the north-eastern Indian Ocean, where it is a common epiphyte in the shrublands having attractive waxy foliage.
a) Geophila spp
b) Naregamia spp
c) Hoya aldrichii
d) Hemis paniculate

5. These broadleaved evergreen shrubs have durable, glossy foliage and of course bright, colourful gorgeous flowers.
a) Barringtonia spp
b) Rosa spp
c) Rubus spp
d) Camelia spp

6. These are edible flower buds, first documented in the 16th century in Italy. Plant scientists believe that this plant was developed through cross-breeding, and its naturally occurring pattern was reinforced by human selection over many generations.
a) Romanesco broccoli

b) Macaranga cabbage
c) Pusa drumhead
d) Burnswick cabbage

7. This flower is a stunning example of sacred geometry in plant forms, particularly the flowers of this plant; it’s Nature’s Sacred Geometrical Mandalas.
a) Aster spp
b) Dahlia species
c) Tagetes spp
d) Zinnia spp

8. This is a perennial plant that forms attractive rosettes of spirally arranged, semi-succulent leaves. This exquisite plant isn’t easy to cultivate but its unique qualities of pattern make it well worth the struggle.
a) Viola sacculus

b) Viola sacculus
c) Viola abissinica
d) Viola olivia

9. This famous mathematical sequence is seen all around us. Let’s explore this weird spiral design; it’s in the cross-section of a red cabbage. Make a cross section and see, it turns out cabbage isn’t as ‘boring’
as you might have thought earlier.

a) Balanitii
b) Hydnocarpusi
c) Fibonacci
d) Myristican

10. There’s very complex architectural design seen in the underside of these aquatic plant leaves. Such intricate patterns reinforce the magic of geometry in nature.
a) Victoria amazonica

b) Nymphaea spp
c) Nelumbo grandiflora
d) Euryalea spp

11. Flying from US across Southwest, you may find striking geometric patterns of the desert shrubs, Larrea tridentate, which usually grow in mysterious circles and continue their survival nearly 12,000 years. Some people believe that these awesome patterns provide signals to the extraterrestrials’
a) the Crazy bushes
b) the Mexican bushes
c) the Costas bushes
d) the Creosote bushes

12. This is a genus of herbaceous flowering plants in the daisy family. It has ten species, which are commonly called the coneflowers.
a) Echinacea spp

b) Tagetes spp
c) Cosmos spp
d) Calendula spp

13. Have you ever carefully observed the centre of these majestic composite flower-heads? It’s an important oil-seed crop too. There is a radiant symmetry in it.
a) Thistle
b) Goldeneye
c) Sunflower
d) Wormwood

14. This plant is commonly known as the “Hatchet Cactus” and it is among the most famous of all cacti for its uniquely designed stem.
a) Astrophytum myriostigma
b) Parodia species
c) Pelecyphora aselliformis
d) Gymnocalycium species

15. The Mammillaria Elongata ‘Cristata’ cactus is native to _______. It’s a rare form of cactus with a unique, crested shape. Its growth pattern looks like worms or brain, which is how it got the nickname ‘Brain Cactus’.
a) Central Bolivia
b) Central Peru
c) Central US
d) Central Mexico

16. This is a woody vine with unusual blossoms. Roman Catholic priests of sixteenth century named it for the passion, suffering & death of Jesus Christ. They said the circle of hairlike rays above petals is the crown of thorns that Jesus wore.
a) Royal beauty
b) Passion Flower
c) Crisscross flower
d) Royal passion



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