The “big octopus” of African desert appears in a pitiful number, but attracts people’s attention!
Desert and oasis are two extremes. One is humid all year round, and everything is full of vitality. The other is arid and barren, where few creatures live. It has to be said that the desert is one of the worst ecological environments in the world. If you go to the desert for exploration, you must prepare sufficient water. If you lose water on the way, you will lose your life anytime and anywhere. There are countless explorers buried in the desert, and there are few animals and plants living here.
Many people are eager to turn the desert into an oasis, so its environment will certainly be improved, but the existence of all things is reasonable. Our understanding of the desert is one-sided. Someone once found a magical plant in the arid desert. It has a history of thousands of years, and it is rare to survive. Even if the cactus vitality of such a tenacious plant in the desert, it may not be able to survive, but it can easily do, it is the Millennium orchid. The “big octopus” of African desert appears in a pitiful number, but attracts people’s attention!
Cymbidium in desert
When explorers were in the desert, they found this plant by accident. From a distance, it looked more like a giant octopus, with luxuriant branches and leaves, like many tentacles. Its distribution range is small. It is usually not possible to see this plant in African deserts. It was not discovered by human beings until the 19th century. It is obviously different from ordinary plants. Due to the lack of water in the desert all year round, in order to reduce evaporation, it evolved huge leaves, some of which are hidden underground, and some of which are exposed to the surface, with thick and long stems.
The most amazing thing is its tenacious vitality, rain or shine, both sides grow long and wide leaves. So why does it survive so long without water? The main reason is that it is located close to the seaside. This special climate condition can occasionally encounter some light rain, which is also the reason why it has a history of thousands of years. According to the estimation of scientists, it has a history of at least 2000 years. Since the discovery of this plant, more and more explorers are eager to have a look at its true features, which has won the favor of countless people.
The reason why Cymbidium can’t be transplanted artificially
It covers a very small area, obviously not conducive to transplantation, so the possibility of artificial propagation is too small. Even if there is the idea of transplantation, in the process of transplantation, its roots are easily damaged and eventually die. Desert is its best destination. At present, it is on the verge of extinction and is listed in the list of protection. Many animals and plants on the earth are going extinct because of human selfishness.
If you don’t want to make Cymbidium extinct, you should not disturb its living environment. It has gradually adapted to various desert environments after long-term survival in the desert. If it is suddenly transplanted to a humid place all year round, it will have more than a little impact on it, and its elimination will be accelerated anytime and anywhere. Scientists are very surprised to find this big plant, which reflects from the side that there are many unknown secrets in the desert. What do you know about the desert? You can leave a message for interaction.