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Hong Kong Orchid Tree Bauhinia blakeana
2009-04-23 11:22:08

The Hong Kong Orchid Tree (Bauhinia blakeana), is an evergreen tree with a unique endemic flower of Hong Kong. It is categorized in the genus Bauhinia and is even referred to as this name in non-scientific literature. These pinkish purple orchid-like flowers are typically 4 to 6 inches across, and have fragrant blooms from early November to the end of March. The large, thick, double-lobed...

de Candolle Alphonse
2013-03-16 00:00:00

Alphonse Louis Pierre Pyrame de Candolle (Paris October 28, 1806 - Geneva April 4, 1893) was a French-Swiss botanist, the son of the Swiss botanist A. P. de Candolle. Early in his studies he devoted himself to law. He gradually drifted to botany and finally succeeded to his father's chair at the University of Geneva. He published a number of botanical works, including continuations of the...

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jument
  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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