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Image 1 - Chromosome Analyses Of Prickly Pear Cacti Reveal Southern Glacial Refugia
2012-02-15 04:21:46

Analysis of chromosome number variation among species of a North American group of prickly pear cacti (nopales) showed that the most widespread species encountered are of hybrid origin.

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2011-05-04 06:40:00

The cactus, stalwart of the desert, has quite a story to tell about the evolution of plant communities found the world over.

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2010-11-26 09:19:01

How a certain species will potentially handle global warming.

2010-08-26 17:39:00

ST. JOHN'S, Antigua and Barbuda, Aug. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Blanca Games, Inc. (Blanca), led by e-gaming entrepreneur Stuart Gordon, today announced that Blanca has acquired the Cereus Poker Network (Cereus), one of the largest poker networks in the world.

2010-08-23 13:29:54

In prehistoric times farmers across the world domesticated wild plants to create an agricultural revolution.

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2009-08-20 13:25:58

Scientists have worked out how some species of desert cactus manage to grow on nothing but bare rock.

2009-01-04 14:19:02

An 85-pound Labrador retriever named Timber endured cactus spines and a cut to hunt down his California family 2 miles away at a house he'd only visited by car. Timber had been staying with Justin Murrietta's parents because Murrietta's landlord in Yorba Linda does not allow dogs, the Orange County (Calif.) Register reported Sunday. On Dec.

2008-10-28 09:00:10

GroundWork Open Source, Inc. (www.groundworkopensource.com), the leader in commercial open source systems and network management software, today announced the release of Network Management Suite (NMS) 2.1.

2008-08-11 21:00:25

By BECKY WERN My apple trees are about 5 years old, but I haven't had any fruit on them yet. How long does it take? All fruit trees have to reach a certain stage of maturity before they can grow fruit. Your trees should be at the point where they can begin setting and growing fruit.


Latest Cacti Reference Libraries

2012-06-18 04:20:07

Symbol: CYACT Group: Dicot Family: Cactaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Shrub Native Status: L48    N Synonyms:   OPACT Opuntia acanthocarpa Engelm. & J.M. Bigelow var. thornberi (Thornb. & Bonker) L.D. Benson   Thornber's buckhorn cholla   OPTH2 Opuntia thornberi Thornb. & Bonker   Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:AZ Classification:       Kingdom  ...

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2012-06-18 04:20:09

Symbol: CYACC2 Group: Dicot Family: Cactaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Shrub Native Status: L48    N Synonyms:   OPACC Opuntia acanthocarpa Engelm. & J.M. Bigelow var. coloradensis L.D. Benson   Colorado buckhorn cholla Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:AZ, CA, NV, UT Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta –...

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2009-04-23 11:39:16

The Golden Cereus is a species of cactus, and the sole member of the genus Bergerocactus. It is named after Alwin Berger. Other common names are golden spine cereus or snake cactus. Sometimes the name snake cactus also applies for Echinocereus pensilis. The plant is small and frail compared to other cacti. It only reaches heights of up to 3 feet, and a diameter of 2 inches. It appears in clusters and has up to 20 ribs and ramifications. Tiny, tunnel-shaped yellow flowers grow near the...

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2007-12-21 13:41:52

The Mearns Coyote (Canis latrans mearnsi), is a subspecies of coyote native to the American Southwest. Its range extends from extreme southern Utah and Nevada in the north, southeastern California and northeastern Baja California on the west, west of the Rio Grande in New Mexico on the east, and northern Sonora and Chihuahua in Mexico on the south. It is one of the smaller sub-species of coyote, measuring 18-21 inches tall, 42-50 inches long, and weighing 15-25 pounds. It ranges in color...

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2005-07-12 11:49:45

The Arizona Queen of the Night is a cactus originally from Arizona (USA) and Sonora (Mexico). It is also known as the night blooming cereus or Reina de la noche (Latin Peniocereus greggii, also called Cereus greggii) This cactus has stems about 1/2-1 inch wide with 6-9 edges. Its flowers are white, up to 30 centimetres in diameter with a scent redolent of vanilla. The flowers open after sundown, closing and wasting after a few hours.

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tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.
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