Synonyms for brachylaena or Related words with brachylaena
Examples of "brachylaena"
The larvae feed on "
discolor" and "
rotundata". They mine the leaves of their host plant. The mine has the form of a semi-circular or oval tentiform mine on the underside of the leaf.
hutchinsii", a species of African tree in the Asteraceae family, was named after him.
huillensis is a species of flowering plant in the Asteraceae family.
rotundata S. Moore is an occasionally deciduous Southern African shrub or small tree growing to some 8m in height and belonging to the Asteraceae family. It occurs in eastern Botswana, Transvaal, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe, growing in open woodland, on rocky koppies and slopes, and on stream banks. Kew accepts "
rotundata" S. Moore as a species while 'Flora of Mozambique' treats it as a variety of "
discolor" DC. It bears attractive foliage, green on the upper surface and silver-grey on the lower, leaves turning slightly reddish in autumn.
neriifolia (also called the Cape Silver Oak, Water white alder or Waterwitels) is a small tree, native to river valleys in Southern Africa.
The Pipeline Coastal Park is an area of coastal vegetation in Amanzimtoti, Durban, South Africa. It is an elongated strip of land bordering the Indian Ocean. Plants found here include the "Mimusops caffra", "Strelitzia nicolai" and "
is a genus of flowering plants in the aster family, Asteraceae. Several are endemic to Madagascar, and the others are distributed in mainland Africa, especially the southern regions.
discolor is a species of flowering plant in the aster family, Asteraceae. It is native to Africa, where it occurs in Mozambique, South Africa, and Swaziland. Its common names include coast silver oak and coastal silver oak.
Some authors divide the species into two varieties, var. "discolor" and var. "transvaalensis" (forest silver oak or Natal silver oak). Others treat var. "transvaalensis" as "
transvaalensis", a separate species. Its leaves have a distinctive shape and its flower heads are smaller and different in morphology.
Once found almost continuously along the coastal dunes of KwaZulu-Natal. Characteristic trees are: coastal red milkwood ("Mimusops caffra"), coast silver oak ("
discolor"), dune soap-berry ("Deinbollia oblongifolia") and Natal wild banana ("Strelitzia nicolai"). The large-leaved dragon tree ("Dracaena aletriformis") is also found here.
"B. huillensis" is the only widespread species, growing as a dominant tree in "
" woodlands and a common species in some eastern African forests. It provides critical habitat for many animal species. It is also sought after for its wood and has been overexploited.
The larvae feed on "
", "Abutilon mauritianum", "Hibiscus calyphyllus", "Hibiscus lunarifolius" and "Pavonia". They mine the leaves of their host plant. The mine has the form of a moderate, oval or oblong, semi-transparent, tentiform mine on the underside of the leaf.
The tree has a very hard wood, which makes it ideal for processing into charcoal. In fact, the tree was Kenya's main source of fuel until the 1830s. It is still a popular fuel source, and in some areas it is threatened by overexploitation. This has led to concern from conservationists over habitat loss for endemic animal species living in "
" cloud forests.
Depending on altitude there are a number of different habitats within the reserve. There are two types of sclerophyte forest (dense and clear), savannah, open water and bare zones with sand and rocks. Two hundred and eight plant species have been recorded on the reserve with "Ocotea cymosa" and "Ocotea auriculiformis" common in the dense sclerophyte forest. "
merana" and "Anthocleista madagascariensis" can be found on the highest parts of the reserve.
The park's predominant environment is open grass plain with scattered "Acacia" bushes. The western uplands of the park have highland dry forest with stands of "Olea africana", "Croton dichogamus", "
hutchinsii", and "Calodendrum". The lower slopes of these areas are grassland. "Themeda", cypress, "Digitaria", and "Cynodon" species are found in these grassland areas. There are also scattered yellow-barked "Acacia xanthophloea". There is a riverine forest along the permanent river in the south of the park. There are areas of broken bush and deep rocky valleys and gorges within the park. The species in the valleys are predominantly "Acacia" and "Euphorbia candelabrum". Other tree species include "Apodytes dimidiata", "Canthium schimperiana", "Elaeodendron buchananii", "Ficus eriocarpa", "Aspilia mossambicensis", "Rhus natalensis", and "Newtonia" species. Several plants that grow on the rocky hillsides are unique to the Nairobi area. These species include "Euphorbia brevitorta", "Drimia calcarata", and "Murdannia clarkeana".
Takhtajan, according to Reveal, includes ten tribes in addition to the Cynareae: the Arctotideae, the Barnadesieae, the Carlineae, the Cichorieae, the Echinopseae, the Eremothamneae, the Gundelieae, the Liabeae, the Mutisieae, and the Vernonieae. Of these eleven, Thorne agrees with seven in his 8 tribe taxonomy of the Carduoideae, placing the Cardueae (Cynareae), plus Arctotideae, Cichorieae, Eremothamneae, Liabeae, Mutisieae, and Vernonieae tribes in the subfamily, plus the Tarchonantheae. The Panero and Funk classification of 2002 (a molecular phylogenetic classification based upon chloroplast genes) places just three tribes in the subfamily: the Cynareae, plus the Dicomeae (created by Panero and Funk's paper, consisting of "Dicoma", "Erythrocephalum", "Gladiopappus", "Macledium", "Cloiselia", "Pasaccardoa", and "Pleiotaxis"), and the Tarchonantheae ("Tarchonanthus" plus "
Midongy du sud is rich in endemic plants, especially medical plants. They include "Mystroxylon aethiopicum", a member of the Celastraceae which is said to help with injuries, and the sap of "Medinilla" sp, is used for coughs. There are fourteen endangered plants which are listed in the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) red list for endangered species, and the orchids, "Aeranthes caudata" and "Bulbophyllum vestitum" are listed by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) on Appendix II. The main tree species within the forest are "
", "Calophyllum", "Cryptocarya", "Dalbergia", "Diospyros", "Elaeocarpus", "Eugenia", "Ocotea", "Ravensara", "Symphonia" "Tambourissa" and "Uapaca" species. Marsh vegetation includes the screw-pine ("Pandanus") and species of sedge ("Carex").
In one of Seacology's projects, villagers in Fiji refused a $700,000 offer by foreign businessmen to buy one of the islands and signed an agreement that prohibited development for 20 years and established a 10-year no-take fishing reserve encompassing around the island. On the island of Kendhoo, part of the Baa Atoll in the Maldives, Seacology paid $30,000 in 2003 to build a kindergarten in exchange for a ban on harvesting endangered sea turtle eggs, which the government did not prohibit. In the Trang Province of Thailand, another project helps protect the habitat of seagrass beds and mangrove forest to provide habitat for endangered marine mammals called dugongs ("Dugong dugon"). In 2003, Seacology and a Chinese organization worked together to form an agreement with the people of Hainan Island where in return for scholarships for nearly 200 middle-school children, the people would stop cutting down the trees around Bawangling Reserve, home to one of the rarest primates in the world, the Hainan black crested gibbon ("Nomascus nasutus hainanus") and the nearly extinct subspecies of Eld's deer ("Panolia eldii") found on Hainan. In a project on Cát Bà Island in Vietnam, the organization helped protect the golden-headed langur, another one of the world's most endangered primates, by paying cash and helping establish exclusive harvesting and fishing rights for the local people in return for their efforts in patrolling the beaches and forests for poachers. In 1999, Seacology began work to establish a new national park around Mt. Angavokely, near Antananarivo in Madagascar. The mountain is home to 120 species of endangered orchids and several medicinal herbs, including "Helichrysum gymnocephalum", which is used as an antiseptic and treatment for bronchitis; "Secneicia faujasiodides", which is used for healing wounds; "Psiadia altissima", which is used to treat eczema; "Bryophyllum proliferum", which is used to treat coughing; and "
ramiflora", which is used to lower malarial fever.
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