Welwitschia mirabilis

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Noun1.Welwitschia mirabilis - curious plant of arid regions of southwestern Africa having a yard-high and yard-wide trunk like a turnip with a deep taproot and two large persistent woody straplike leaves growing from the base; living relic of a flora long disappeared; some may be 700-5000 years old
gymnosperm - plants of the class Gymnospermae having seeds not enclosed in an ovary
genus Welwitchia, genus Welwitschia - type and sole genus of Welwitschiaceae
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Being arid for 55 million years, nowhere in the world can one find "welwitschia mirabilis" - a shrub-like plant with two long leaves still growing to this day.
Look at that Welwitschia mirabilis, that Baobab tree, let them talk to you; listen to a TED talk about drought-tolerant crops.
parvifolium, AB022665.1), and WmMADS (71%, Welwitschia mirabilis, KC899694.1), indicating the gene we cloned is a member of MADS-gene family.