This Plant Spontaneously Combusts | David Attenborough's Kingdom of Plants | Nature Bites
David Attenborough ventures into Kew Gardens and unearths the shocking story of a plant that, at the right temperature, can spontaneously combust!
Eucalyptus oil is highly flammable; ignited trees have been known to explode. Bushfires can travel easily through the oil-rich air of the tree crowns. Eucalypts obtain long-term fire survivability from their ability to regenerate from epicormic buds situated deep within their thick bark, or from lignotubers,or by producing serotinous fruits.
Kingdom of Plants 3D is a natural history documentary series written and presented by David Attenborough, which explores the world of plants. It was filmed over the course of a year at the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew.
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