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2015-04-14 16:20:42

WASHINGTON, April 14, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is three months from returning to humanity the first-ever close up images and scientific observations of

fish and chips
2015-04-14 17:06:36

The British still love their fish and chips, and for most it has to be cod or haddock. But warming seas might mean the cod-hungry Brits might have to widen their culinary horizons. In future, they may have to accept that a trip to the local "Chippie" will see them choosing from the less popular species. Who’s for John Dory, sardines, red mullet, maybe gurnard, cuttlefish, squid or even anchovies?

2015-04-14 12:24:50

Growing Cost-Competitiveness Drives Market Opportunities LONDON, April 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Renewable energy has made strong advances in the power generation fuel mix in many developed

2015-04-14 12:24:47

LONDON, April 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- REPORT HIGHLIGHTSThe global market for hazardous waste management reached $23.8 billion in 2013 and nearly $25.9 billion in 2014.

2015-04-14 12:24:14

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 14, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the approach of Pennsylvania's traditional statewide trout season opener on April 18, and a rash of recent wildfires, the Department

2015-04-14 12:24:13

NEW YORK, April 14, 2015 /CNW/ - The Honourable Greg Rickford, Canada's Minister of Natural Resources, today delivered keynote remarks during the Bloomberg Future of Energy Summit 2015, where he reinforced

2015-04-14 12:24:06

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 14, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- PennFuture today issued an updated version of its Fossil Fuel Subsidy Report, which indicates that the dollar amount of subsidies

2015-04-14 12:23:33

DUBLIN, April 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/3jw3xx/china_coal_tar) has announced the addition of the "China

2015-04-14 12:23:25

Nonprofit celebrates #EarthMonth and says "Thank You" to early funders of Container #3 (C#3) TAOS, N.M., April 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The


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Ipomopsis polyantha
2014-12-13 15:16:45

Ipomopsis polyantha is a flowering plant species. The species may also be commonly referred to as Pagosa skyrocket and Archuleta County standing-cypress. The plant is a member of the Polemoniaceae family. I. polyantha can be found growing naturally only in the United States, specifically in Colorado. It can be found in one county, Archuleta County. It is found only in Ponderosa pine and oak forests, growing in soil derived from Mancos Shale. As recently as 2011, the plant was listed as...

Ipomopsis aggregata
2014-12-13 14:49:47

Ipomopsis aggregata is a flowering plant species. The plant’s Latin scientific name, “Ipomopsis”, means similar to Ipomoea or Morning Glories, referencing the species similarities. The species may also be commonly referred to as the Scarlet Gilia, Scarlet trumpet and Skyrocket. I. aggregata is indigenous to western North America. It can be found growing from British Columbia all the way south to Mexico. Ipomopsis aggregata is a member of the Polemoniaceae family. Ipomopsis aggregata...

Elingamita
2014-12-13 14:45:59

Elingamita is a genus consisting of one single tree/shrub species. The single species is the Elingamita johnsonii plant. Elingamita is a member of the Myrsinaceae family. Elingamita johnsonii plants can be found growing naturally only on the Three Kings Islands of New Zealand. The plant may grow as a small tree or as a shrub in forest and coastal scrub habitats. Due to the species limited areas of growth the genus is vulnerable to extinction due to fire or unforeseen events. Elingamita...

Laysan Rail, Porzana palmeri
2014-12-09 12:15:35

The Laysan Rail or Laysan Crake (Porzana palmeri) was a flightless bird native to the Northwest Hawaiian Island of Laysan. This small island was, and still is, an important seabird colony, and sustained numerous native species, including the rail. It became extinct because of habitat loss and by domestic rabbits, and eventually, World War II. Its scientific name is in honor of Henry Palmer, who collected in the Hawaiian Islands for Walter Rothschild. It was a rather small bird, measuring...

Hawaiian Rail, Porzana sandwichensis
2014-12-09 12:12:23

The Hawaiian Rail (Porzana sandwichensis), known also as the Hawaiian Crake or the Hawaiian Spotted Rail, was a rather enigmatic species of minuscule rail that resided on Big Island of Hawaii, but is currently extinct. A dark form and a lighter form are known. There is considerable confusion by the existence of two distinct forms. While it can’t be completely excluded that early specimens were collected on another island, only O’ahu and Kaua’I seem plausible given the history of...

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cespitose
  • Growing in low tufty patches.
The word 'cespitose' comes from a Latin word meaning 'turf'.
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