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Palearctic Ecozone
2009-07-01 13:55:01

The Palearctic or Palaearctic is one of Earth's eight ecozones. This region is the largest ecozone on Earth. It includes the regions of Europe, Asia (north of the Himalayan foothills), northern Africa, and the northern and central regions of the Arabian Peninsula. The Palearctic includes mostly boreal forest and temperate climate regions, which are found throughout Eurasia from western Europe...

Fishing Spider
2009-06-26 17:54:54

The Fishing Spider (Thalassius albocinctus) is a species of arachnid found in tropical Asia from India to the Philippines. It gets its name from the habit it has of catching small fish. It is found near water. This spider is easily identifiable by the presence of a black, glossy, broad band and white lateral band that runs along the cephalothorax (conjoined head and thorax) and abdomen. It...

Boxwood Buxacae
2009-04-28 16:14:01

Buxus sempervirens or Boxwood is indigenous to western and southern Europe, northwest Africa and southwest Asia. This small slender evergreen tree grows from 3 - 30 feet in height with a narrow trunk reaching less than 8 inches in diameter. Yellowish green oval shaped leaves grow from just over half an inch to just under one and a quarter inches in length and less than half an inch wide....

Flame of the Forest Butea monosperma
2009-04-28 16:08:40

Butea monosperma, Flame of the Forest or Parrot Tree is indigenous to tropical areas of southern Asia. This deciduous tree grows to nearly 50 feet in height with leaves that feature 3 smaller leaflets that are approximately 4 - 8 inches in length growing symetrically along a center stem that is approximately 3 - 6 inches long. Small colorful reddish orange flowers less than an inch long,...

Orchid Tree Bauhinia variegate
2009-04-23 11:25:46

The Orchid Tree (Bauhinia variegate) or Mountain-ebony, is a species of flowering plant native to southeastern Asia, from southern China to west India. It is categorized in the family Fabaceae. The small to medium-sized tree reaches heights between 10 to 12 yards and is deciduous in the dry season. The rounded leaves are double-lobed at the base and apex, and reach lengths and widths...

Dwarf White Bauhinia Bauhinia acuminata
2009-04-23 11:23:00

The Dwarf White Bauhinia (Bauhinia acuminata), also commonly known as the White Orchid-tree and Snowy Orchid-tree, is a native species of flowering shrub in the tropical southeastern Asia. It is hard to pinpoint the exact native range due to extensive cultivation, but it is believed to be from Malaysia, Indonesian islands, and the Philippines. Similar to other Bauhinia species, the leaves...

Keyaki Zelkova serrata
2009-04-17 15:01:27

Keyaki or Japanese Zelkova (Zelkova serrata) is a species of plant native to Japan, Korea, eastern China, and Taiwan. It is also grown in Europe and North America. The first cultivation outside of its native Asia was by Philipp Franz von Siebold, who introduced it to the Netherlands in 1830. There are two different varieties. This plant is a medium to large deciduous tree that grows from 65...

Eurasian Wryneck
2009-04-07 16:02:40

The Eurasian Wryneck (Jynx torquilla) is a species of bird that is part of the family of woodpeckers. It breeds in the temperate regions of Europe and Asia. It is a migratory species and winters in tropical Africa and southern Asia. Its habitat is open woodland and orchards. It can also be seen in sandy areas along its migration route as it forages for ants. The wryneck gets its name from...

Aaronsohn Aaron
2013-03-16 00:00:00

Aaron Aaronsohn (1876-May 15, 1919) was a renowned Romanian-born Jewish agronomist, botanist, traveler, entrepreneur, and Zionist politician. He was born in Bacău, Romania, and brought Palestine, then part of the Turkish Ottoman Empire, at the age of six, when his parents were among the founders of Zichron Yaakov, one of the pioneer Jewish agricultural settlements of the First Aliyah....

Wood Sandpiper
2009-02-28 22:28:58

The Wood Sandpiper (Tringa glareola) is a species of wading bird that breeds in sub-Arctic wetlands from the Scottish Highlands across Europe and Asia. It is migratory and winters in Africa and southern Asia, including India. Its preferred winter habitat is fresh waters. This bird has a short fine bill, brown back and long yellowish legs. It has a small white rump patch. It is closely...