The Ozoroa dispar stem-tips presented at different angles here, display downward curvature in the upper parts of the leaves. The leaves ascend slightly on their short, sturdy stalks that continue conspicuously in their creamy yellow midribs. The leaves are more scattered than spiralling up the thick upper stems.
The shine of the leaves helps to reflect heat, while the dark green colour retains some. Temperature extremes common in this tree’s habitat make both features beneficial to its wellbeing, albeit at different times. Trees can’t switch useful characteristics on and off to meet prompts from the environment as modern humans can do in their electronic devices.
O. dispar has been around for longer than Homo sapiens, never supported by mod con or gizmo for regulating its lifestyle. Those inventions are produced in human society by some brainy individuals, the way in which human society capitalises on the prowess of their peak performers for solving problems and maximising comfort in lifestyle.
Plants meet their survival challenges via solutions crafted by all specimens that manage to reproduce. This is a species-wide, collective strategy that gradually but continually shapes evolutionary outcomes as the environmental demands change.