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2013-02-08 23:00:19

Andean Dream, The Only U.S. Company to be Invited to Participate Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) February 08, 2013 On Wednesday, February 20th, 2013, the United Nations will officially launch the 2013 International Year of Quinoa initiative. Andean Dream, LLC, manufacturers of gluten-free quinoa products, has been invited to participate because of its efforts in job creation in Bolivia and promotion of the global trade of quinoa. Quinoa, considered a Super Food by nutritionists and health...

2013-02-04 14:49:22

A team of plant geneticists at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) has successfully demonstrated what it describes as a "simple hypothesis" for making significant increases in yields for the maize plant. Called corn by most people in North America, modern variants of the Zea mays plant are among the indispensable food crops that feed billions of the planet's people. As global population soars beyond 6 billion and heads for an estimated 8 to 9 billion by mid-century, efforts to boost...

2013-01-10 05:00:18

Antipodes Avocado Pear Nourishing Night Cream and Ananda Antioxidant-Rich Gentle Toner are among those awarded in the 2012 Harper's Bazaar Beauty Awards. (PRWEB) January 09, 2013 Antipodes Organic Skincare announced two of their top selling products have been included in the 2012 Bazaar Beauty Awards. The award winning line up includes the Antipodes Avocado Pear Nourishing Night Cream, winner of the "Bazaar Best Buy" award, and Ananda Antioxidant-Rich Gentle Toner, winner of the "Judge's...

2013-01-03 05:02:03

Since 2009, Rosellica has offered the natural blood pressure and heart-health benefits of Hibiscus sabdariffa in capsule form. Now strict vegetarians can enjoy these benefits too. River Forest, IL (PRWEB) January 02, 2013 For the benefit of vegetarian consumers looking to manage their blood pressure naturally, the newest Rosellica® formulation uses only plant-derived ingredients. For generations, the edible flower Hibiscus sabdariffa has been used around the world to help manage heart...


Latest Tropical agriculture Reference Libraries

Avocado Tree, Persea americana
2014-02-14 16:17:00

Persea americana is a flowering plant that belongs to the Lauraceae family. It is widely known as the Avocado tree. P. americana is a tree that grows up to 66 feet tall. It has alternately arranged leaves that measure about 5 to 10 inches long. Its flowers are tiny and greenish-yellow, measuring .2 to .4 inches in diameter. The tree’s popular, pear shaped green fruit measures 2.8 to 7.9 inches long and weighs between 3.5 and 35 ounces. It contains a single large seed, measuring 2 to 2.5...

Prince Sago, Cycas taitungensis
2014-01-30 08:47:59

Cycas taitungensis is a species of cycad plant. The species belongs to the Cycadaceae family. C. taitungensis may also be referred to as Prince sago or Emperor sago. Currently the plant faces serious threat of extinction due to habitat destruction and plant collectors. The species is native to southeastern Taiwan. C. taitungensis range throughout the third largest county, Taitung County. The C. taitungensis is a relatively medium sized plant. Its trunk is typically almost 14 inches in...

Queen Sago Palm, Cycas rumphii
2014-01-30 08:32:40

Cycas rumphii is a palm-like species of cycad plant. The plant may also be referred to as Queen sago or the Queen sago palm. This species is a member of the Cycadaceae family and is native to the Malesian region. The C. rumphii is a relatively small plant reaching approximately 33 feet. Its trunk is grey with diamond patterned bark and measures up to 16 inches in diameter. Its leaves typically grow between 4.9 and 8.2 feet long. Leaves have a bright green coloration and a glossy surface....

King Sago, Cycas revoluta
2014-01-30 08:11:54

Cycas revoluta is a species of seed producing, cycad plant. The species may also be referred to as King sago, Sago cycad or the Japanese sago palm. The plant originated in southern Japan. It is used in the production of sago, a cooking starch or can be displayed as a decorative plant. C. revoluta gets its name from the Latin word meaning “curled back”, referring to its leaves. Its leaves are shiny and dark green in coloration. The C. revoluta species have trunks that measures...

Queen Sago, Cycas circinalis
2014-01-30 07:56:38

Cycas circinalis is a species of cycad plant. also referred to as the Queen sago. C. circinalis is native to Sri Lanka, although it is a widely cultivated plant. C. circinalis is commonly used for landscape, decorative purposes and may be used as a food source. The plant’s seeds are carefully soaked, ground and used to make flour. You will often find its flour used in tortillas, tamales and soups. The palm-like plant is a slow growing species. C. circinalis are known to have a short,...

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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
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