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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...

Ancient Forest In NY More Diverse Than Scientists Thought
2012-03-02 05:38:06

[ Watch the Video ] After unearthing a previously unknown portion of one of the planet´s earliest known forests, archeologists say the fossils of 385-million-year-old trees reveal a far more diverse ecosystem than researchers had previously thought existed. Partially uncovered by quarry workers in 1870, the ancient forest beneath the tiny town of Gilboa, N.Y. has been of intense interest to paleobotanists since the 1920s. Dating back to the Devonian Period, researchers early on...

2011-12-22 12:24:56

In a major effort to speed up the process of officially recognizing new plant species, botanists will no longer be required to provide Latin descriptions of new species, and publication in online academic journals and books will be considered as valid as print publication. The new rules, which were approved at a nomenclature conference held in conjunction with the International Botanical Congress in July, become effective January 1, 2012. They overturn longstanding historical requirements...

2011-10-08 07:00:00

The fruit-science magazine Pomology.org has newly included 118 resources to the pomological crop Avocado which is a tree native to Central Mexico. Pomology is the science and technology of cultivating and producing fruits and within this scientific area, Pomology.org provides a wide range of resources related to temperate, subtropical and tropical fruits. (PRWEB) October 08, 2011 The frost-intolerant Avocado (Persea americana, Lauraceae) can commercially be grown only in warm subtropical or...


Latest Plant taxonomy Reference Libraries

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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Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.