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Flowering plant

The flowering plants, also known as angiosperms, Angiospermae or Magnoliophyta, are the most diverse group of land plants, with 416 families, approximately 13,164 known genera and c. 295,383 known species. Like gymnosperms, angiosperms are seed-producing plants. However, they are distinguished from gymnosperms by characteristics including flowers, endosperm within the seeds, and the production of fruits that contain the seeds. Etymologically, means a plant that produces seeds within an enclosure; in other words, a fruiting plant. The term comes from the Greek words angeion ("case" or "casing") and sperma ("seed").

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This purplish flower is the Orchis Italica, but it is widely known as "The Naked Man Orchid" or the "Hanging Naked Men Flower" for its interesting and rare appearance.

Contributed by Joselyn Rojas

A very large, foul-smelling plant, that is said to smell of rotting flesh, is blooming currently and will be collapsing soon.

Contributed by Adriana Alcala

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