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Latest Bromeliaceae Stories

2014-02-14 23:25:36

Say “I Love You” with just the right plant for your sweetheart. Miami, Fl (PRWEB) February 14, 2014 Flowering plants provide a breath of fresh air on Valentine's Day, which happens to be in the dead of winter. While a dozen red roses is the standard floral gift to say “I Love You,” there are other options that keep the show going on longer. “Cut flowers are certainly beautiful, but they only last so long," says Costa Farms’ garden expert Justin Hancock. “When you...

New Endangered Tarantulas Discovered In Brazil
2012-10-31 04:39:58

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A few tropical habitats in Asia, Africa, South and Central America, and the Caribbean are known for being home to arboreal tarantulas, which are generally lighter in build, have thinner bodies and longer legs. This allows them to better climb different surfaces and makes them more agile than land based spiders. The core area for arboreal tarantulas is in the Amazon where most of the species are known and relatively common, living in...

2008-08-06 00:00:20

By JACOB BENNETT Courier & Press staff writer 464-7434 or bennettj@courierpress.com Inside Mesker Park Zoo's new Amazonia rain forest are 50 species of bromeliads, brilliant bloomers that adorn tree trunks, branches and even the rooftop of the research station. There are tall trees and small plants that grow on trees, ferns that like shade, and cactuses that live in the treetops to grab the sun. Real strangler figs will soon wind their way around a concrete fig. There are more than...

2005-07-12 23:35:00

A new way to monitor the effects of climate change on rainforests is being investigated at Cambridge University. Researchers are using biomarkers in the shape of epiphytes ('air-plants' which grow on other plants) to find out how their photosynthesis and water evaporation have been affected by climate change over the last 50 years. Using types of epiphytes known as bromeliads, Monica Mejia-Chang from Professor Howard Griffiths' lab in Cambridge has been measuring the levels of two stable...