The longest tree in the world

The Ténéré tree (fr. Arbre du Ténéré) is an acacia, which was once considered the longest tree on earth. She grew up in the Tener desert (northeast of Niger, on the border of the Sahara); within a radius of 400 km from it there was not a single other tree.


Linnaeus, Sigisbeck and Buffon

... Linnea was surrounded not only by friends. "Prince of Botany" had a lot of enemies, opponents and direct enemies. In the name of one of them - Johann Georg Sigezbek - Linna called a nondescript hemispheric plant from the compositae family - Oriental Sigezbekia (Siegesbeckia orientalis) received from Siberia.