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Plants Reawaken After 400 Years Buried Under Canadian Glacier
2013-05-28 07:34:41

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A Canadian scientist has discovered that certain once-frozen plants have the ability to reawaken after long periods of dormancy, sprouting back to life. The finding came while Catherine La Farge, a researcher with University of Alberta´s Faculty of Science, was observing ancient plants known as bryophytes in the Canadian tundra. Recently exposed terrain left behind by receding glaciers has revealed a startling awakening of...

2013-05-17 16:24:57

NEW YORK, May 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The power of plants to cure and rejuvenate, one of the most important ways in which mankind depends on the plant kingdom, is the subject of The New York Botanical Garden's multifaceted exhibition Wild Medicine: Healing Plants Around the World, Featuring The Italian Renaissance Garden, on view from May 18 through September 8, 2013. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130517/NY16603) The featured exhibition's many attractions include a...

2013-02-01 23:04:01

Valentine´s Day is the day of the year when many people think of giving roses as a sign of love, beauty and romance, but the TickleMe Plant will change that. New York, NY (PRWEB) February 01, 2013 This Valentine´s Day - grow a TickleMe Plant that closes its leaves when tickled or blown a kiss. This sensitive plant will touch the hearts and bring a smile to the faces of those who tickle it. In fact, TickleMe Plants are the only real live plants that react to affection. The leaves...

Giant Tobacco Plants That Stay "Forever Young"
2013-01-10 13:56:28

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft Tobacco plants bloom when they are just a few months old — and then they die. Now, researchers have located a genetic switch which can keep the plants young for years and which permits unbounded growth. In short, an ideal source of biomass. The life of tobacco plants is short. They grow for around three to four months, followed by flowering and then die. Their size is also limited, with plants only growing to about one-and-a-half to two meters tall. Now,...

Solving A Mystery: Where Did Flowers Come From?
2012-12-06 14:50:49

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Beautiful flowers and flowering plants are quite commonplace in our world, a lovely addition to the natural landscape of things. Flowers have even helped shape our history and our art for thousands of years, acting as a symbol of beauty, love and passion. Though we simply acknowledge flowers as familiar and standard, there remains one mystery about these colorful and often vibrant angiosperms: Where did they originate?...

2012-10-05 14:29:50

Dramatic shifts in the planet's climate and geography over millions of years changed the course of evolutionary history for conifer trees, according to a Yale paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Yale researchers examined the fossil record and genetic makeup of 489 out of more than 600 living conifer species and discovered that while most conifers belong to ancient lineages, most Northern Hemisphere species, including the majority of pines and spruces, appeared...

2012-07-30 06:23:08

TORONTO, July 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Pacific Rubiales Energy Corp. (TSX: PRE; BVC: PREC; BOVESPA: PREB) has scheduled a telephone conference call for investors and analysts on Thursday August 9, 2012 at 8:00 a.m. (Bogotá time) / 9:00 a.m. (Toronto time) / 10:00 a.m. (Rio de Janeiro time) to discuss the Company's second quarter results. Participants will include Ronald Pantin, Chief Executive Officer, and selected members of senior management.  Pacific Rubiales...

Research pinpoints how plants know when to flower
2012-05-28 06:11:52

Scientists believe they've pinpointed the last crucial piece of the 80-year-old puzzle of how plants "know" when to flower. Determining the proper time to flower, important if a plant is to reproduce successfully, involves a sequence of molecular events, a plant's circadian clock and sunlight. Understanding how flowering works in the simple plant used in this study — Arabidopsis — should lead to a better understanding of how the same genes work in more complex plants grown...

2012-05-08 23:01:39

The Fruit Science Magazine Pomology.org has newly included 118 resources to the tree crop Avocado which native to Central Mexico. Pomology is the science and technology of cultivating and producing fruits and within this scientific discipline, Pomology.org provides a wide range of resources related to temperate, subtropical and tropical fruits. Bangkok, Thailand (PRWEB) May 07, 2012 As part of its Fruit Crops category, the Fruit Magazine has upgraded its content with information on the...

2012-03-19 23:00:38

Discovery of hydrilla in New York's Finger Lakes region represents a potential environmental disaster. The Weed Science Society of America is calling attention to efforts underway to eradicate the damaging aquatic weed and protect some of our most valuable natural resources. Lawrence, KS (PRWEB) March 19, 2012 Six months ago, one of the world´s most aggressive aquatic weeds was spotted in an inlet adjoining Cayuga Lake, part of New York´s famed Finger Lakes. The culprit was...


Latest Plant taxonomy Reference Libraries

Common wilkiea, Wilkiea huegeliana
2014-02-15 08:54:49

Wilkiea huegeliana is a common rainforest plant from the Monimiaceae family. It is commonly referred to by such names as Common Wilkiea, Tetra beech and Veiny Wilkiea. Although originally described by Louis René Tulasne, it was given its current official name by Alphonse Pyramus de Candolle. W. huegeliana grows as a shrub or small tree that can reach a height of 25 feet. It has a stem diameter of 4 inches. Its trunk is crooked and irregular and is not buttressed. It has smooth, brown or...

Redbay, Persea borbonia
2014-02-15 07:52:34

Persea borbonia is an evergreen tree in the Lauraceae family. The species may commonly be referred to as Redbay, Tisswood, Scrubbay, Shorebay and Swampbay. P. borbonia grows as either a small tree or a large shrub. It contains evergreen leaves that reach between 3 and 6 inches long. They are lance-shaped. They are alternately arranged and give off a spicy smell when crushed. The leaves may be a light green to a very dark green. They produce fruit called drupes, which are small and blue or...

Peruvian nutmeg, Laurelia sempervirens
2014-02-14 11:29:19

Laurelia sempervirens is a large, evergreen tree species. The species may also be commonly referred to as Peruvian nutmeg, Tihue, Trihue, Chilean Laurel or Chilean Sassafras. L. sempervirens belongs to the Atherospermataceae family. The plant can commonly be found growing naturally only in Chile. L. sempervirens plants are found in warm subtropical or tropical habitats. The trees often experience high heat, rainfall and humidity in its environment. L. sempervirens are best grown soils that...

Ribbonwood, Idiospermum australiense
2014-02-14 10:58:56

Idiospermum australiense is the only species in the Idiospermum genus. The flowering tree species belongs to the Calycanthaceae family. The plant may also be commonly known as the Ribbonwood or the Idiot fruit. I. australiense is one of the oldest and most primitive known flowering plants. It has grown in the Daintree Rainforest of Queensland, Australia for about 120 million years. The species is only found in wet lowland areas of the forest, where it grows together in the same area in...

Yellow sassafras, Doryphora sassafras
2014-02-10 08:46:14

Doryphora sassafras is a species of evergreen tree in the Atherospermataceae family. It is commonly referred to as Sassafras, Yellow sassafras, Golden sassafras, Canary sassafras or Golden deal. D. sassafras is a straight trunked tree with a smaller crown. It has been known to grow to a height of 82 to 105 feet. Its trunk can reach a diameter of 4 feet. It contains glossy green leaves that appear opposite on the stem. The leaves measure 3 to 4 inches long and .8 to 1.6 inches wide. The...

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