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Josephines Lily Brunsvigia josephinae
2009-04-28 15:46:45

Brunsvigia josephinae or Josephine's Lily is often referred to as Candelabra lily and was named after Josephine de Beauharnais. Josephine de Beauharnais was Napolean's empress. This deciduos species is indigenous to South Africa and features dark pinkish red leaves measuring 12 - 15 inches in length. Blooming from bulbs in early Spring, it thrives best in moderately humid climates. Although...

Red empress
2007-03-28 20:40:19

Protomelas taeniolatus (often sold under various trade names: Haplochromis Red Empress, Red Empress or Spindle Hap) is a cichlid endemic to Lake Malawi in Eastern Africa. The fish is popular in the aquarium hobby due to the bright rainbow-like colors of adult males and its relatively peaceful temperament. Juvenile and female P. taeniolatus, like many Haplochromines, do not display bright...

Word of the Day
omphalos
  • 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.
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