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2014-07-08 23:13:59

The Jonathan Merage Foundation committed a $100,000 investment to the Denver Botanic Gardens that will fund the installation of photovoltaic panels on the newly developed Science Pyramid. Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) July 08, 2014 The Jonathan Merage Foundation committed a $100,000 investment to the Denver Botanic Gardens that will fund the installation of photovoltaic panels on the newly developed Science Pyramid. This grant is a continuation of the foundation’s ongoing support to the...

2014-06-06 23:04:43

Twenty Years of Service Have Produced an International Research and Education Institute Known and Respected Around the World Fort Worth, TX (PRWEB) June 06, 2014 The Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT) today announced that S. H. Sohmer, Ph.D., FLS, BRIT’s president and CEO, will retire on July 31, 2014. Mrs. Patricia Harrison, BRIT’s vice president and director of education, will serve as interim director during the search for Dr. Sohmer’s successor. “Sy has served as our...

2014-05-05 10:37:56

The rise and diversification of bi- and tricellular pollen in flowering plants With the bursting of spring, pollen is in the air. Most of the pollen that is likely tickling your nose and making your eyes water is being dispersed in a sexually immature state consisting of only two cells (a body cell and a reproductive cell) and is not yet fertile. While the majority of angiosperm species disperse their pollen in this early, bicellular, stage of sexual maturity, about 30% of flowering plants...

fern
2014-04-15 03:00:24

Erin Weeks, Duke University Bumping sex cells with the hornworts may have done it During the age of the dinosaurs, the arrival of flowering plants as competitors could have spelled doom for the ancient fern lineage. Instead, ferns diversified and flourished under the new canopy -- using a mysterious gene that helped them adapt to low-light environments. A team led by Duke University scientists has pinpointed the curious origins of this gene and determined that it was transferred to...

fern fossil
2014-03-24 07:26:02

Lund University Researchers from Lund University and the Swedish Museum of Natural History have made a unique discovery in a well-preserved fern that lived 180 million years ago. Both undestroyed cell nuclei and individual chromosomes have been found in the plant fossil, thanks to its sudden burial in a volcanic eruption. The well-preserved fossil of a fern from the southern Swedish county of Skåne is now attracting attention in the research community. The plant lived around 180...

2014-03-18 23:01:24

With spring on its way, King Kullen is ready to help their customers with all their spring flower needs. Bethpage, NY (PRWEB) March 18, 2014 The winter season is always so full of gray, and now that spring is right around the corner, it’s time to add some color back into the world. King Kullen knows that the best way to do this is with some lovely spring flowers. Planting bulb plants is a relatively simple task that requires little effort, but delivers a wonderful result. With a little...

DNA Barcodes Help Identify Palms
2013-12-30 13:01:17

Pensoft Publishers Reliable and cost-effective species recognition is the dream of many scientists, and has important applications. While the use of morphological features is often uncertain, and can lead to misidentification, species identification based on the composition of short DNA sequences -the so-called "DNA barcodes"- has proven to be the safest way to reach this goal, both in animals and in many groups of plants. Palms belonging to the genus Phoenix, including the...

Evolutionary Timeline Of Cold Weather Adaptation In Plants
2013-12-23 04:00:05

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A team of researchers have compiled the largest-ever dated evolutionary tree of angiosperms, and their efforts have led to new insights into how these flowering plants changed in order to withstand winter weather. The study, which currently appears online in the journal Nature, features evolutionary information on more than 32,000 angiosperm species, including leaf and stem data. They combined that information with freezing...

Genome Sequence Insight Evolution Flowering Plants
2013-12-20 09:12:33

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The newly-sequenced genome of the Amborella plant is shedding new light on the origin of the more than 300,000 flowering plants on the Earth today, including all major food crop species. Amborella trichopoda, a small understory tree found only on the main island of New Caledonia in the South Pacific, is unique as the sole survivor of an ancient evolutionary lineage that traces back to the last common ancestor of all flowering...


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Adenanthos sericeus
2014-10-15 11:12:56

Adenanthos sericeus is a shrub species, the plant may also be referred to as the Woolly bush. A. sericeus is a member of the Proteaceae family. This species can be found naturally on the south coast of Western Australia. Adenanthos sericeus is an erect, low growing shrub; however, the plant has been known to act as a small tree growing up to 16 feet tall. Its leaves typically grow to 1.6 inches long and are lobed in 3 sections of narrow laciniae. Mature branches shed a layer of short...

Adenanthos obovatus
2014-10-14 12:02:16

Adenanthos obovatus is a shrub species. The species may also be referred to as the Basket flower, the Jugflower, Glandflower, and the Stick-in-the-jug. The plant belongs to the Proteaceae family. A. obovatus can be found only in Southwest Australia. Adenanthos obovatus have many stems. The plant will grow to approximately 3 feet in height and 4.9 feet in diameter. The plant’s long, oval leaves are typically a bright green color. The A. obovatus shrub blooms between April and December....

Adenanthos macropodianus
2014-10-14 11:59:16

Adenanthos macropodianus is a shrub species. The plant may also be referred to as the Gland Flower or the Kangaroo Island gland flower. A. macropodianus belongs to the Proteaceae family. This species can be found only on Kangaroo Island in South Australia. Adenanthos macropodianus was listed as a variety of A. sericeus for over 100 years until finally in 1970 the plant was given its own species classification. Adenanthos macropodianus grows upright reaching approximately 3 feet in height....

Adenanthos detmoldii
2014-10-14 11:54:32

Adenanthos detmoldii is a shrub species. The species may also be referred to as the Scott River jugflower or the Yellow jugflower. This plant belongs to the Proteaceae family. The shrub can be found in Western Australia. Adenanthos detmoldii is an upright growing shrub. It reaches heights of 13 feet tall. The shrub produces leaves that measure 80 millimeters in length and 5 millimeters wide. The leaves are long, narrow and its branches are covered in a fine hair like substance. Between...

Adenanthos cuneatus
2014-10-14 11:50:36

Adenanthos cuneatus is a shrub species. The species is also known as the Coastal jugflower, Flame bush, Bridle bush and Sweat bush. The plant belongs to the Proteaceae family and can be found on the south coast of Western Australia. The species grows most abundant between King George Sound and Israelite Bay. Its heathland environment offers siliceous sandplain soil with good drainage and this provides a suitable habitat for the shrub to flourish. A. cuneatus is an upright standing shrub....

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