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Borneo's Trees Flower At The Same Time Because Of Drought
2013-05-22 14:06:12

University of Zurich Tropical plants flower at supra-annual irregular intervals. In addition, mass flowering is typical for the tropical forests in Borneo and elsewhere, where hundreds of different plant timber species from the Dipterocarpaceae family flower synchronously. This phenomenon is all the more puzzling because both temperature and day length are relatively constant all year round due to geographical proximity to the equator. Up to now it was supposed that several weeks of...

2012-04-03 06:22:23

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., April 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Outdoor Garden Furniture, a distributor and e-tailer of commercial and residential furniture, has added several products made from shorea to its inventory. This sustainable wood product is a green material high in demand because it can be left outside year-round without losing its attractiveness. "We know that our customers want to be environmentally-friendly when they can," said Reed Atkins, Jr., president and CEO of Outdoor Garden Furniture....