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The Yellow-striped Caecilian Ichthyophis beddomei
2014-01-28 12:46:46

The Yellow-striped caecilian (Ichthyophis beddomei) is an amphibian species and a member of the Ichthyophiidae family. It may also be referred to as Beddome’s caecilian. The species is native to Cambodia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam. The Yellow-striped caecilian inhabits forest, marshes, scrub, agricultural land and gardens. This amphibian spends most...

Qantuta Cantua buxifolia
2014-01-17 14:18:16

Cantua buxifolia is a flowering plant species. The species may also be commonly referred to Qantu, Qantus or Qantuta or Magic-flower, Magic flower of the Incas, Magic tree and Sacred-flower-of-the-Incas. The plant is a member of the Polemoniaceae family. C. buxifolia can be found in Peru, Bolivia and northern Argentina, specifically in the Yungas. This evergreen shrub species grows...

Mexican Water Lily Nymphaea mexicana
2014-01-17 13:39:59

The Nymphaea mexicana is a flowering plant species. The aquatic species may also be referred to as the Yellow water lily, the Mexican water lily or the Banana water lily. N. mexicana is a member of the Nymphaeaceae family. The plant can be found in the southern US and Mexico. In some cases Nymphaea mexicana has been introduced to non-native, wetland areas out of its normal range and it has...

Santa Cruz Water Lily Victoria cruziana
2014-01-14 17:40:04

Victoria cruziana is a tropical water lily species. The species may also be referred to as the Santa Cruz water lily, the Water platter or the Yrupe. V. cruziana is a member of the Nymphaeaceae family. The plant is found in South America, specifically Argentina and Paraguay. The very first known V. cruziana species was discovered in Bolivia. Specimens were collected and sent to France where...

Victoria amazonica
2014-01-14 17:25:27

Victoria amazonica is large species of water lily plant. In fact, the species is the largest known plant in its family, the Nymphaeaceae family. V. amazonica is native to the Amazon River basin. The plant flourishes in shallow waters, specifically oxbow lakes and bayous. The very first publication of the plant’s classification was in 1837. John Lindley named the species from specimens brought...

Pygmy Rwandan Water Lily Nymphaea thermarum
2014-01-14 16:38:56

Nymphaea thermarum is a small species of water lily plant. The species is actually the smallest known species in its genus. N. thermarum belongs to the Nymphaeaceae family. The plant is native to the muddy waters of an overflowing freshwater hot spring in Mashyuza, Rwanda. Up until recently the plant was considered extinct in its native habitat; however, it has been cultivated from seed at The...

Hairy Water Lily Nymphaea pubescens
2014-01-14 16:22:59

Nymphaea pubescens is an aquatic water lily species. The plant may also be referred to as the Hairy water lily of the Pink water lily. N. pubescens can be found throughout Asia and in northeastern Australia. N. pubescens plants are bottom rooted and grow to the water’s surface. Its leaves float on the water and typically grow between 5.9 to 10.2 inches. The undersides of the plant’s...

Fragrant Water Lily Nymphaea odorata
2014-01-14 16:11:48

Nymphaea odorata is an aquatic plant species. The species may also be referred to as the Fragrant water lily or the Beaver root. N. odorata is a member of the Nymphaeaceae family. N. odorata prefers shallow lakes and ponds; slow moving waters allow the plant to flourish. The species can be found throughout Canada, North America and Central America. The species roots itself at the bottom...

Star Lotus Nymphaea nouchali
2014-01-14 15:58:53

The Nymphaea nouchali species is a flowering water lily. The species may also commonly be referred to as the Star lotus, the Red and blue water lily or the Blue star water lily. The plant belongs to the Nymphaeaceae family. Nymphaea nouchali can be found from the Indian subcontinent to Australia. It has been cultivated in Thailand for decorative purposes and both Sri Lanka and Bangladesh...

Tiger Lotus Nymphaea lotus
2014-01-14 15:40:44

The Nymphaea lotus is an aquatic flowering plant. The species may also be referred to as the Tiger lotus, the White lotus or the Egyptian white water-lily. This plant is a member of the Nymphaeaceae family. N. lotus grows throughout East Africa and Southeast Asia. Nymphaea lotus roots itself at the pond or stream bottom, while its leaves are found floating at the water’s surface. Its...

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virgule
  • A punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information.
  • A little rod; a twig.
This word comes from the Late Latin 'virgula,' accentual mark, a diminutive of 'virga,' rod.
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