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New Species Of Oak Hidden Away In Ton Pariwat Wildlife Sanctuary
2014-02-12 15:38:17

Pensoft Publishers An international team of scientists from Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden (China) and the Forest Herbarium (BKF - Thailand) discovered a new species of Stone Oak in the Ton Pariwat Wildlife Sanctuary in Thailand. This isolated sanctuary is popular for its rich bird- and wildlife such as the Blue-banded Kingfisher and Whitehanded Gibbons, as well for its rare and beautiful flora like Rafflesia's - known to hold some of the largest flowers on earth. The wildlife...

Iconic Australasian Tree Fossils Found In South America
2014-01-09 15:06:30

Penn State Today in Australia they call it Kauri, in Asia they call it Dammar, and in South America it does not exist at all unless planted there; but 52 million years ago the giant coniferous evergreen tree known to botanists as Agathis thrived in the Patagonian region of Argentina, according to an international team of paleobotanists, who have found numerous fossilized remains there. "These spectacular fossils reveal that Agathis is old and had a huge range that no one knew about --...

Parasitic Plants Are Stealing Genes From Their Hosts
2012-06-08 07:41:04

New research published today in BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Genomics reveals that the Malaysian parasitic plant Rafflesia cantleyi, with its 50cm diameter flowers, has 'stolen' genes from its host Tetrastigma rafflesiae. Analysis of these genes shows that their functions range from respiration to metabolism, and that some of them have even replaced the parasites own gene activity. Vertical gene transfer is that between parents and their offspring, while horizontal gene...

2012-04-27 23:03:48

Visitors to Thailand can experience a gourmet holiday with a difference in the beautiful and unspoilt provinces along the country´s southeast coast, where the award winning eco resort Faasai Resort and Spa is celebrating the harvest season. On May 4, 2012 Chanthaburi will kick-off its annual tropical fruit festival featuring the bounty of the land such as tropical fruit, local food delicacies, herbs and flowers. Chanthaburi (PRWEB) April 27, 2012 The festival lasts about ten days and;...

Utah Botanist Finds Smaller Amorphophallus Species
2012-02-08 04:57:01

New plant species from Madagascar smells like roadkill The famed "corpse flower" plant — known for its giant size, rotten-meat odor and phallic shape — has a new, smaller relative: A University of Utah botanist discovered a new species of Amorphophallus that is one-fourth as tall but just as stinky. The new species, collected on two small islands off Madagascar, brings to about 170 the number of species in the genus Amorphophallus, which is Greek for "misshapen penis"...

2012-01-04 08:00:00

The Social Network Life-Sciences.net features the latest scientific publications in the Forestry Sciences. The most recently featured articles deal with wood-based molding bonded with citric acid and radial variations in the anatomical characteristics and density of the wood of Acacia mangium of five different provenances in Indonesia. These as well as all other articles are now available on a new mobile website. (PRWEB) January 04, 2012 The Forestry Sciences Social Network...


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Flame of the Forest, Butea monosperma
2009-04-28 16:08:40

Butea monosperma, Flame of the Forest or Parrot Tree is indigenous to tropical areas of southern Asia. This deciduous tree grows to nearly 50 feet in height with leaves that feature 3 smaller leaflets that are approximately 4 - 8 inches in length growing symetrically along a center stem that is approximately 3 - 6 inches long. Small colorful reddish orange flowers less than an inch long, bloom in clusters along a single shoot up to 6 inches in length. The tree has a variety of uses...

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2009-03-27 18:01:18

The Asian Palmyra Palm, Borassus flabellifer, is a plant in the Borassus genus. Other names for the tree are the toddy palm, sugar palm, and Cambodian palm. It is a vigorous tree, living 100 years or more. It is held aloft at 98 feet high on a large, sturdy trunk that resembles a coconut, and is ringed with leaf scars. The leaves create a canopy of several dozen fronds spreading across 10 feet. Growth of these trees is slow in the beginning, but speeds up as it begins to mature. It is...

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2009-03-27 17:56:59

The African Fan Palm, Borassus aethiopium is an African palm of the Borassus genus. It has a numerous list of English terms for the plant including African palmyra palm, deleb palm, ron palm, toddy palm, black rhun palm, ronier palm (French term), and others. Its African names are even more numerous. The tree offers many practical uses such as edible fruit, fiber from leaves, and termite-proof wood for construction. At least two varieties of this species exist, bagamojensis and...

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