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2011-12-12 08:00:00

The Online Fruit Magazine Pomology.org has added the category Pomelo to its collection of crops. This section comprises resources to this ancient type of citrus, resembling grapefruits with thick rind, pulp color ranging from yellow to pink and red, but sweeter flesh. (PRWEB) December 12, 2011 Pomology is the science and technology of cultivating and producing fruits. Within this discipline, the Online Fruit Magazine Pomology.org provides a wide range of resources related to temperate,...

NASA Sees Large Tropical Storm Banyan Stretched Over Southern Philippines
2011-10-11 18:00:38

Tropical Storm Banyan's center may still be at sea, but NASA satellite data today shows the western edge of the storm already over the southern Philippines. Banyan strengthened overnight into a tropical storm. It was born yesterday, Oct. 10, 2011 as Tropical Depression 23W. The Philippines have also given Banyan a name, and call it Ramon. At 10 a.m. EDT on Oct. 11, Banyan's (Ramon) maximum sustained winds are near 35 knots (40 mph/65 kmh), and Banyan is moving to the west-northwest near...

2011-09-27 07:00:00

The newly republished online science magazine EurekaMag.com publishes references and reviews in the basic and applied life, earth and health sciences. One category of the site is dedicated to providing insights into science search terms popular with major search engines including one on the Durian tree. (PRWEB) September 27, 2011 This science website is divided into four major categories, i.e., Science Research, Science Websites, Science Reviews and Science Insights. The Science Insights...

2011-04-08 09:50:36

Attempt to measure biomagnetism in plants sets upper limit for what they generateSearching for magnetic fields produced by plants may sound as wacky as trying to prove the existence of telekinesis or extrasensory perception, but physicists at the University of California, Berkeley, are seriously looking for biomagnetism in plants using some of the most sensitive magnetic detectors available.In an article that appeared this week in the Journal of Applied Physics, the UC Berkeley scientists...

2010-08-05 15:25:00

Environment groups name two kingpins in illegal international trade LONDON, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) and Telapak today (August 5, 2010) name two of the kingpins in Indonesia profiteering from the hugely lucrative international trade in stolen timber. In the new report Rogue Traders: The Murky Business of Merbau Timber Smuggling in Indonesia, London-based EIA and Indonesian group Telapak identify businessmen Ricky Gunawan and Hengky...

2010-06-20 08:39:15

The University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley, nestled in Strawberry Canyon just above the central campus, features a mind-boggling 12,000 kinds of plants and breathtaking views of the Bay Area. The term breathtaking soon will describe the rotten flesh-like stench of the garden's about-to-blossom Titan Arum, also known as the corpse plant. This will be the sixth Titan Arum flower to fascinate visitors to the garden's Tropical House since 2005. But the still rare event, a plant...

2009-11-17 10:33:00

DALLAS, Nov. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Ylang 23 Jewelry, a leading specialty jewelry retailer of high end designer jewelry, featuring Cathy Waterman; Irene Neuwirth; Temple St Clair; Virgins, Saints & Angels; and 45 other well known designers who set today's jewelry trends, announces today the launch of its mobile commerce site. The new mobile site mirrors http://ylang23.com with over 2,500 items in stock and ready to ship the same business day. With the launch of Ylang 23 Mobile, users of...

2008-08-07 14:05:00

Botanical enthusiasts are excited to celebrate the blooming of one of the world's largest flowers; however, this phallic plant is most known for its excruciatingly awful smell. Large crowds are gathering at the National Botanic Garden of Belgium on the outskirts of Brussels in order to glimpse the Amorphophallus Titanum, which literally means "the giant strangely shaped penis". Gert Auloos, head of education at the garden, said the rare phallus-like flower that springs from the plant only...

2008-07-13 21:00:13

By Dzulkifli Abdul Razak WHILE the G8 continues to make more promises on how to save the world, a Malaysian is putting his money where his mouth is. Tan Sri Mustapha Kamal of the well-known EmKay group took the initiative to launch the Belum Rainforest Research Centre last week. Unveiled by the Sultan of Perak, the centre is poised to be a beacon for sustainability in seeking new solutions to old problems. And why not? Belum is one of the richest biodiversity areas in Malaysia. It lies...

2008-07-01 09:00:00

THERE'S nothing like the smell of rotting flesh in the morning, especially if you are a botanist. Monday morning, volunteers and botanists at UC Berkeley Botanical Gardens arrived to see the fruits of their labor reach fruition as "Odora," the corpse flower, emitted a smell that only a carrion beetle would find appealing. "It pushes the odor a mile," volunteer Judith Finn said. After 13 years, Odora finally grew into the "flowering structure" every botanist could wish for. Most...

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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...

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...

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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