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in ancient times the plant was thought to be effective against infections caused by childbirth – Aristolochia Elegans

The Lollipop plant, sometimes known as a Shrimp plant (Pachystachys lutea), very happy in the artificial environment.

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The Rain-forest Balloon

The Rain-forest Balloon is a research tool invented by scientists for safe, non-destructive access to the rainforest canopy. Since 1999 it has been used in Gabon, Madagascar, Panama and French Guyana also at Eden during 2004 and 2005.

What is it?

The Balloon is filled with helium and has a harness to carry one person. It slides along a rope, which can be run at any angle through the canopy, or used with a ground based winch for vertical access.

The passenger moves through the canopy by pulling him or herself along the rope by hand, so it is possible to stop from time to time in order to conduct the desired experiments (observations, sampling, setting insect traps, and conducting analyses, filming or taking photographs) through a simple man-oeuvre.

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Huge palms covered in ferns.

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The India section together with Sugarcane

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Flowers from Mimosa pudica

The species is known by numerous common names including

  • sensitive plant
  • humble plant
  • shameful plant
  • sleeping grass
  • touch-me-not
  • chuimui
  • ant-plant

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Mimosa pudica is well-known for its rapid plant movement.

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