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2009-06-24 11:05:00

A team of scientists that reviewed the size and locations of more than 7000 species of plants have determined a global pattern of plant height, BBC News reported. They've found that tropical plants like to grow tall, while temperate zone plants are much smaller in comparison. And plant species growing at the equator are around 30 times taller on average than those at higher latitudes. Rainfall seems to have a bigger influence on plant height than temperature or soil fertility and the...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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