Why do different plants look the same?

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    lvwyd New Member

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    I came here to find an answer from experts. Why does an alocasia stingray, which is an alocasia, look like an epipremnum skeleton key?
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    It's called 'convergent evolution'. The same environmental pressures on different unrelated plants (and animals) can push them towards evolving very similar features that happen to perform well in those conditions.
     
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    Thank you for that answer!

    Funny enough, that must explain why Marvel Cinematic Aliens look like human beings..... lol
     

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