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Jade vine
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Scientific Classification
Binomial Name

Strongylodon macrobotrys

The Jade Vine is a species of vine known by the scientific name strongylodon macrobotrys, which can be found in the Philippines (Luzon, Mindoro and Catanduanes Islands)[2] It is usually located in a rainforest or somewhere close to a ravine or a stream. The jade Vine is a tropical plant that is in the family of plants that grow peas, beans, sweet peas, and flower like plants such as Wisteria and Laburnum[3] It is mostly a greenish blue color but can be a red or more of a blue color[4] The Bats pollinate the plant and spread the pollen all over when it flies and lands in different places. [5] [6] [7] [8]

Body Design

You can see the flower behind the rock, also the beautiful colors on the flower, and the woody vine that it is attached to.

The Jade Vine, strongylodon macrobotrys, is a tropical plant that is in the family of plants that grow peas, beans, sweet peas, and flower like plants such as Wisteria and Laburnum.[2] . The stem of the Jade vine is woody and can grow up to 18-20 meters long. The leaf of this plant has three leaflets (one of the separate blades or divisions of a compound leaf, a small leaf-like part or structure) that are up to 25 cm long. The ways that the Jade Vine is pollinated is by bats[9]. They hang upside down on the vine and suck on the vines nectar inside of the flower. The pollen from the bat falls into the short oblong or rounded fleshy pods[10] that can grow up to 15cm long; they can also grow up to 3 m and 6 cm across. Those flowers have many different colors, such as luminous blue-green, pink, purple, teal, and many more aqua colors.[7]

Ecology

these are all the different places that the Jade Vine can be found. The yellow dots indicate the different places.
The Jade Vines can grow in many places like in houses and in the forests. It's mostly in california [11] and different gardens throughout the United States with people taking care of them since they are considered endangered. The homeland of the Jade Vine is located in the rain forests of the Philippines[7] (Luzon, Mindoro and Catanduanes Islands). The vine grows beside ravines and streams in damp forests.

colors

The colors of the Jade vine are like no other colors seen in any other plant.
The colors of the Jade vine are like no other plant in the world. They are very unique. The Jade Vine is mostly a greenish blue[12] color but can be a red or more of a blue color. This plant is very similar the wisteria because they both have a huge vine that climbs on everything and they have droopy flowers that have amazing colors. Most people say that the Jade Vines colors are like none other. The unnatural aqua blue makes it one of the most beautiful plants in the world. Just like humans the pigments in the flower changes. It can get darker or lighter depending on the light.

life cycle

The Jade Vine is first pollinated by bats that land on their vines and suck the nectar inside of the little bowls that the flowers produce.[10]When the bats fly onto the vine and suck the nectar, the flower places their pollen onto the bat and the bat[11]flies off and lands somewhere else and spreads the first flowers pollen onto that flower. The plant uses a special type of photosynthesis so that it can survive throughout long droughts.[13]the plant only blooms for a short period of time. in the months of April thru May.[2]

References

  1. Strongylodon ruber Vogel USDA Plants Database. Web. Date-of-last edited 06/07/2013 03:05 PM.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 The Jade Vine Cambridge University Botanic Garden . Web. Date-of-access 5/27/2013
  3. . Rare jade vine brings spring colour to Eden's rainforest Web. Date-of-publication 3/25/2009.
  4. Folia. Jade vine Strongylodon macrobotrys . Web. Date-of-publication or access (specify which).
  5. Schrire, Brian. [1] Kew. Web. Date-of-access 5/27/2013.
  6. Folia. Jade Vine Strongylodon macrobotrys . Web. Date-of-access 5/27/2013.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Strongylodon macrobotrys: Common names Jade Vine, Green Jade Flower Biodiversity Warriors. Web. Date-of-access 5/27/2013.
  8. EOL. Jade Vine. Web. Date-of-access 5/27/2013.
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  12. Jade Vine Strongylodon macrobotrys . Web. Date-of-access 5/27/2013.
  13. Rare jade vine brings spring colour to Eden's rainforest. Web. Date-of-publication 3/25/2009.