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Victoria amazonica
2014-01-14 17:25:27

Victoria amazonica is large species of water lily plant. In fact, the species is the largest known plant in its family, the Nymphaeaceae family. V. amazonica is native to the Amazon River basin. The plant flourishes in shallow waters, specifically oxbow lakes and bayous. The very first publication of the plant’s classification was in 1837. John Lindley named the species from specimens brought...

Phyla nodiflora L Greene turkey tangle fogfruit
2012-06-14 13:14:17

Symbol: PHNO2 Group: Dicot Family: Verbenaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N HI    I PR    N VI    N Synonyms:   LIIN6 Lippia incisa (Small) Tidestr.   LINO2 Lippia nodiflora (L.) Michx.   LINOR Lippia nodiflora (L.) Michx. var. reptans (Kunth) Kuntze   LIRE9 Lippia reptans...

Paper Flower Bougainvillea glabra
2009-04-28 13:32:41

The Paper Flower (Bougainvillea glabra), is the most common species used for bonsai.A Brazilian native, it features glossy green leaves with fine hairs and fuchsia colored stalks. It is an evergreen climbing vine whose trunk is typically twisted amid narrow stems with deep green foliage and prickly thorns. Clusters of small white flowers bloom among vividly colored paper like bracts. It is...

Grugru Palm Acrocomia aculeata
2009-02-28 22:56:54

The Grugru Palm (Acrocomia aculeata) also known as Macaúba Palm, Coyol Palm, and Macaw Palm, is a species of palm native to the tropical regions of the Americas. It is found from southern Mexico and the Caribbean south to Paraguay and northern Argentina. Its habitat is a wide variety of climates and situations. It is the only species in the genus Acrocomia. The Grugru Palm grows to...

Giant Salvinia Salvinia molesta
2008-06-15 19:39:07

Giant Salvinia (Salvinia molesta), also known as kariba weed after it infested a large portion of the reservoir of the same name, is an aquatic fern, native to south-eastern Brazil. It is a free floating plant that does not attach to the soil, but instead remains buoyant on the surface of a body of water. The fronds are .25 to 1.5 inches long and broad, with a bristly surface, and produced...

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  • Good cheer; viands.
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The word 'bellycheer' may come from 'belle cheer', "good cheer".
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