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Convergent evolution

November 8th, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

Images from two different tree species (A and B), from different Families (and different Orders), taken in different continents…

A1
tree1sm
A2
treebark1sm
A3
bark1sm
B1
tree2sm
B2
bark2sm

The thick bark offers protection to fire and thus these species are both adapted to live in fire-prone ecosystems [1].

Can you guess the species name of A and B?    [ Answer: A | B ]

Notes

[1] See also: The ecology of bark thickness | The ecology of bark thickness (2): another twist

 

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