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Nelumbo nucifera
2014-10-15 11:26:21

Nelumbo nucifera is a flowering plant species. This plant may also be commonly referred to as the Indian lotus, the Sacred lotus, Bean of India or simply, Lotus. N. nucifera is an aquatic plant and along with one other species, it makes up the Nelumbonaceae family. The species is a perennial plant meaning it lives longer than 2 years. In fact, the oldest lotus germination was found in...

Telopea speciosissima
2014-10-14 11:30:09

Telopea speciosissima is a large shrub species. The species may also be referred to commonly as the New South Wales waratah or just, Waratah. T. speciosissima is a member of the Proteaceae family. The plant can be found naturally only in New South Wales, Australia. In fact, the species is the floral emblem of the state. To date, there are no subspecies of this plant. T. speciosissima plants...

Star Lotus Nymphaea nouchali
2014-01-14 15:58:53

The Nymphaea nouchali species is a flowering water lily. The species may also commonly be referred to as the Star lotus, the Red and blue water lily or the Blue star water lily. The plant belongs to the Nymphaeaceae family. Nymphaea nouchali can be found from the Indian subcontinent to Australia. It has been cultivated in Thailand for decorative purposes and both Sri Lanka and Bangladesh...

Hong Kong Orchid Tree Bauhinia blakeana
2009-04-23 11:22:08

The Hong Kong Orchid Tree (Bauhinia blakeana), is an evergreen tree with a unique endemic flower of Hong Kong. It is categorized in the genus Bauhinia and is even referred to as this name in non-scientific literature. These pinkish purple orchid-like flowers are typically 4 to 6 inches across, and have fragrant blooms from early November to the end of March. The large, thick, double-lobed...

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conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin