Latest Emmenopterys henryi Stories

2009-08-13 06:15:00

A Belgian arboretum's curator said Wednesday that an endangered Chinese tree has flowered in the garden, which is an event seldom seen anywhere in Europe. The Emmenopterys henryi, which is considered "one of the most strikingly beautiful trees of the Chinese forests," has brought flower lovers to the Kalmthout Arboretum in the northern province of Antwerp, according to the garden's curator Abraham Rammeloo. He told the AFP that the greeny-white trumpet-shaped blooms are "a bit like climbing...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.