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2014-08-20 12:21:23

Symposium Hosts Experts in Science, Conservation, and Strategy to Discuss Botanic Gardens in the 21st Century WASHINGTON, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Tropical Botanical Garden (NTBG), in conjunction with the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, will hold a Symposium and Dinner Tuesday, October 7(th) in Washington, DC. Celebrating the 50(th) anniversary of NTBG's Congressional Charter, leading experts in preserving plant species, the impact of global changes...

Brother Of Hibiscus Is Found Alive And Well On Maui
2014-08-01 03:08:23

Pensoft Publishers Most people are familiar with Hibiscus flowers- they are an iconic symbol of tropical resorts worldwide where they are commonly planted in the landscape. Some, like Hawaii's State Flower- Hibiscus brackenridgei- are endangered species. Only a relatively few botanists and Hawaiian conservation workers, however, are aware of an equally beautiful and intriguing related group of plants known as Hibiscadelphus- literally "brother of Hibiscus". Brother of Hibiscus...

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2011-07-19 11:07:09

Recent botanical exploration efforts in the rugged Marquesas Islands (French Polynesia) have increased the known flora of the archipelago by an impressive 20%. Field research and collecting in conjunction with the Vascular Flora of the Marquesas Islands and Flore de la Polynesie française projects have yielded 62 new species of ferns and flowering plants bringing the total native species to 360, of which 18 are newly described and illustrated in a special issue of...


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omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.