SOME algal plants like Botryococcus braunii they will
accumulate hydrocarbons.normally they will accumulate alkenes.
these alkenes are extracted from these plants and used as
source of fuel in industries and automobiles.
Like this another plant namely Calotropis procera also
accumulates petrol products.
such plants are called Petrol crops.
some plants or algae produce hydrocabon,ethnol etc which
can act as actual and potential source of energy.
these plants are known as petrocrops.
example of some petrocrops are Jatropha curcas,Pedillanthus
macrocarpus, Copifera langsdorfii,Calotropis procera
The plant and algal species which accumulate the photo synthetic products as hydrocarbons of high molecular weight are commonly known as petroplants . They have Lactiferous canals and secrete a milky latex in their stem .