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Patrícia dos Santos
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The Clever Lever
Since early times Salvia has been related to healing problems in human health; its very scientific name derives from the Latin salvus which translates to safe referring to its medicinal properties. In the Americas, Salvia is known not only for its medicinal...
The Clever Lever
The Clever Lever
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Cyathium, the astounding performer
Cyathium, the astounding performer
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Cyathium, the astounding performer
  “ What is the cyathium, this astounding performer? ” wondered
León Croizat in his “On the classification of Euphorbia ” (1937). The (literally) most beautiful Euphorbia , E. pulcherrima (from the latin pulcher / pulcherra = beautiful; pulcherrimum / pulch...
Cyathium, the astounding performer
Cyathium, the astounding performer
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Putting all eggs in one basket
When competition
is high, plants have to be creative to explore the diversity of the available potential
pollinators. Not all pollinators are attracted to fruity, sweet scents and
flavours; some flies, for example, feed and lay their eggs on flesh of rottin...
Putting all eggs in one basket
Putting all eggs in one basket
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New post on pomegranate carpels
Feminine sophistication
Feminine sophistication
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Feminine sophistication
Gynoecium is without a doubt the most complex organ in a
flower. It is here where all the magic of fertilization happens, where pollen
meets the ovule and embryos are formed. It has the responsibility of
protecting, nurturing and, ultimately, spreading the ...
Feminine sophistication
Feminine sophistication
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Incredible pollination of the North-american Saguaru cactus! Read and share!
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New post on Flower Tales! :)
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Eucalypt flowers and the land of wildfires
One of the best things about my job is going to the field
and last week this was made possible, my mission was to visit a eucalypt
orchard and collect capsules of Eucalyptus
globulus . Perfect! Since I had to collect capsules from the canopy, and eucalypt
t...
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Demystifying Osyris
Whenever we have problems we seek for an answer, an
alternative, a way to find a solution. It is not different in the natural
world - in fact evolution, the development of new forms and the creation of more
diversity has always been triggered by the seeking...
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