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2009-07-21 19:35:00

The party was over more than 4,000 years ago, but the remnants still remain in the gourds and squashes that served as dishware.

2006-03-01 13:09:25

LONDON (Reuters) - Maize was grown and eaten by people living in the Andes in Peru about 1,000 years earlier than previously thought, researchers said on Wednesday. The crop, known as corn in some countries, was first used in Mexico about 10,000 years ago.

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Coontie, Zumia pumila
2009-06-17 12:42:42

The Coontie (Zamia pumila) is a species of woody plant native to the West Indies and Cuba. It was the first species described for the genus. It is found in a variety of habitats that has well-drained sands or loamy soils. It prefers filtered light to partial shade. It is now isolated to central Cuba and the Dominican Republic. It was once abundant in southern Puerto Rico and Haiti, but are now extinct due to extensive land use. This plant has reddish seed cones with a unique sharp tip. The...

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