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Ovenbird (family)

Ovenbirds or furnariids are a large family of small suboscine passerine birds found from Mexico and Central to southern South America. They form the family Furnariidae. The ovenbird, which breeds in North America, is not a furnariid – rather it i ...

Semnornis

The toucan-barbets are the small bird genus Semnornis. This was often included in the paraphyletic barbets but recently usually considered a distinct family Semnornithidae, alternatively, all barbets might be moved to the toucan family Ramphastid ...

Trumpeter (bird)

The trumpeters are a family of birds restricted to the humid forests of the Amazon and Guiana Shield in South America. They are named for the trumpeting or cackling threat call of the males. The three species resemble chickens in size, they measu ...

Veniliornis

Veniliornis is a genus of birds in the woodpecker family Picidae. They are native to Central and South America. The family was represented by the French ornithologist Charles Lucien Bonaparte in 1854. Species were subsequently assigned to the blo ...

Woodcreeper

The woodcreepers comprise a subfamily of suboscine passerine birds endemic to the Neotropics. They have traditionally been considered a distinct family Dendrocolaptidae, but most authorities now place them as a subfamily of the ovenbirds. They su ...

Conleyus

Conleyus defodio is a species of crab, the only species in the genus Conleyus and the family Conleyidae. It lives in rubble beds in Guam, and is named after the collector Harry T. Conley.

Harryplax

Harryplax is a genus of crab containing the sole species Harryplax severus, native to Guam, where it is found in offshore coral rubble. Measuring 7.9 by 5.6 mm, H. severus occurs at depths of 1 to 7.6 m. First collected in 1998 and described in 2 ...

Palaemonella burnsi

Palaemonella burnsi is a species of shrimp in the family Palaemonidae, from Maui, Hawaii. This species is closest to Palaemonella lata, which it resembles in the broad scaphocerite in which the lamella overreaches the final tooth, and in the unar ...

Procaris hawaiana

Procaris hawaiana is a species of shrimp in the family Procarididae, from Maui, Hawaii. The species is very similar to Procaris ascensionis from Ascension Island. In P. ascensionis the integument is less firm, the rostrum is shorter, the cervical ...

Taeniotes scalatus

Taeniotes scalatus can reach a length of 30–40 millimetres 1.2–1.6 in. Basic color of body is black, with a yellow dorsal streak and small spots. Larval host plants are cultivated figs Ficus carica, Artocarpus altilis, Artocarpus integrifolia, Br ...

Blyttia (plant)

Blyttia is a small genus of perennial vines in the dogbane family first described as a genus in 1838. It is native to the Arabian Peninsula. Species Blyttia lyellii Hook. Endl. ex Gottsche, Lindenb. & Nees - Arabian Peninsula. Blyttia fruticulosa ...

Centaurothamnus

Centaurothamnus is a genus of flowering plants in the daisy family. There is only one known species, Centaurothamnus Maxim, a native of Yemen and Saudi Arabia.

Cymbopogon schoenanthus

Cymbopogon schoenanthus, the camel grass, camels hay, fever grass, geranium grass, or West Indian lemon grass, is a herbal plant of Southern Asia and Northern Africa, with fragrant foliage. It is often made into a common herbal tea

Pterolobium stellatum

It is the only member of the genus to occur in Africa, where it has an extensive but easterly range, from northern South Africa to Sudan, Ethiopia and Yemen. They are found on rocky slopes and kopjes, riparian floodplains, or along forest margins.

Tetrachaete

Tetrachaete is a genus of plants in the grass family. The origin of the genus name is Greek, from tetra for "four" and chaite, for "bristle." There is only one known species, Tetrachaete elionuroides, native to Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya, ...

Eriotrix

Eriotrix is a genus of flowering plants in the daisy family, endemic to the Island of Reunion in the Indian Ocean, part of the French Republic. Species Eriotrix lycopodioides Lam. DC. - Reunion. Eriotrix commersonii Cadet - Reunion.

Pandanus montanus

Pandanus montanus is a species of monocots in the genus Pandanus, endemic to Reunion in wet forest and swamp at an elevation of 400–1700 meters.

Angraecum eburneum

Angraecum eburneum is a species of orchid. Their common name the "comet orchid". They generally grow up to 2 meters in height and grows 10 to 15 flowers per plant. They are native to Madagascar, Comoros, Seychelles, Reunion, Mauritius, Kenya, and ...

Flora of the Coral Sea Islands

The Flora of the Coral Sea Islands consists of 16 families, 24 genera and 26 species. Five of these species are introduced and naturalised. The vegetation is mostly herbfields, although a few islands support shrubs and low forests. The following ...

Alsophila brausei

Alsophila brausei, synonym Cyathea hunsteiniana, is a species of tree fern endemic to eastern New Guinea, where it grows in rain forest at an altitude of 1300–2000 m. This species has a slender, erect trunk up to 1 m tall and about 3 cm in diamet ...

Alyxia ruscifolia

Alyxia ruscifolia, commonly known as the chainfruit or prickly alyxia, is a shrub of high rainfall areas in eastern Australia. The natural range of distribution is from Wollongong in New South Wales to the Wet Tropics and further north to New Gui ...

Alyxia spicata

Alyxia spicata, commonly known as chain fruit, is a sprawling shrub or vine in the family Apocynaceae. It is native to New Guinea and the Australian tropics. Plants can grow to 4 meters in height and has leaves in whorls of 4 on vertically growin ...

Aphananthe philippinensis

Aphananthe philippinensis is a common rainforest tree in the Cannabaceae family. In Australia it occurs from the Manning River in New South Wales to near Herberton in tropical Queensland. It was first described from the island of Luzon in the Phi ...

Bruguiera exaristata

Bruguiera exaristata, commonly known as the rib-fruited mangrove or rib-fruited orange mangrove, is a mangrove of the family Rhizophoraceae native to Timor, New Guinea and northern Australia.

Canarium vitiense

Canarium vitiense is a rainforest tree species, of the plant family Burseraceae, growing naturally in Fiji, the Solomon Islands, Samoa, Tonga, New Guinea, Bismarck Archipelago, Admiralty Islands, Louisiade Archipelago, Torres Strait Islands and i ...

Cerbera floribunda

Cerbera floribunda, commonly known as cassowary plum, grey milkwood, brebong, biegbau or babai, is a species of Cerbera native to New Guinea and Tropical North Queensland in Australia. It is a favourite food of North Queensland’s iconic flightles ...

Cordyline minutiflora

Cordyline minutiflora is a plant species native to Irian Jaya on the island of New Guinea in eastern Indonesia. Type specimen was collected there in 1912 at an elevation of approximately 210 m. Cordyline minutiflora has linear, pointed leaves up ...

Crinum pedunculatum

Crinum pedunculatum also known as the swamp lily, river lily or mangrove lily, is a bulbous perennial found in stream and tidal areas of the Northern Territory, Queensland and New South Wales, Australia as well as New Guinea and some Pacific Isla ...

Echinopogon

Echinopogon is a genus of grasses native to Australia, New Guinea, Indonesia, and New Zealand. They are known commonly as hedgehog grasses. They are perennial grasses with bristly panicles. Species Echinopogon mckiei - New South Wales. Echinopogo ...

Entolasia marginata

Entolasia marginata, known as the bordered panic grass, is a species of grass found in eastern Australia, tropical Asia and the Pacific region. It can grow up to 0.8 metres in height when freestanding, but can even reach more than two meters in h ...

Gossia floribunda

Gossia floribunda, the Cape ironwood, is an understorey plant from one to six metres tall. Found in Cape York Peninsula Australia and also in New Guinea. Small white flowers form in abundance.

Guioa acutifolia

Guioa acutifolia is an evergreen tree from New Guinea and coastal areas of eastern Queensland in Australia. Common names include glossy tamarind, northern guioa and sharp-leaf guioa. It grows up to 20 metres high and has smooth, grey bark on its ...

Ischaemum polystachyum

Ischaemum polystachyum, the paddle grass, is a species of perennial in the family Poaceae. It is a common species found in New Guinea and the Pacific Islands, and is often found on roadsides and in gardens. It has become an invasive species in Po ...

Kairothamnus

Kairothamnus is a genus of plants under the family Picrodendraceae described as a genus in 1980. The only known species is Kairothamnus phyllanthoides, endemic to Morobe Province in Papua New Guinea.

Muehlenbeckia platyclada

Muehlenbeckia platyclada, known as centipede plant, tapeworm plant or ribbonbush, is a species of plant in the knotweed family from New Guinea and the Solomon Islands. It is also naturalized in other tropical regions, including Puerto Rico, India ...

Saccharum robustum

Eumetopina flavipes, the island sugarcane planthopper, a species of planthopper present throughout South East Asia and is a vector for the Ramu stunt disease, a plant disease which affects sugarcane, occurs also on S. robustum. Pink sugar cane bo ...

Semecarpus forstenii

Semecarpus forstenii is a species of tree in the family Anacardiaceae. It is found in Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, and the Solomon Islands. The trees sap is poisonous.

Streblus brunonianus

Streblus brunonianus, known as the whalebone tree, is a small tree in the fig family. Commonly seen in a variety different types of rainforest, particularly by streams. Streblus Brunonianus is happening near Milton-35° C, in the southern district ...

Symplocos stawellii

Symplocos stawellii, or the white hazelwood, is a rainforest tree growing in eastern Australia. It often grows along creeks in gullies, in tropical and sub-tropical rainforests. The natural distribution is from Gerringong Creek in the upper Kanga ...

Trema tomentosa var. viridis

Trema tomentosa var. viridis is a forest plant. In Australia it occurs from Twofold Bay in New South Wales to far northern Queensland, New Guinea and West Papua. It had been recorded near Mallacoota, but is now presumed extinct in the state of Vi ...

Vitex lignum-vitae

Vitex lignum-vitae, known in Australia as yellow hollywood or "lignum-vitae", is a rainforest tree of eastern Australia. The natural range of distribution is in dry, sub-tropical or tropical rainforest from the Richmond River, New South Wales to ...

Ficus variegata (plant)

Ficus variegata is a well distributed species of tropical fig tree. It occurs in many parts of Asia, islands of the Pacific and as far south east as Australia. There is a large variety of local common names including common red stem fig, green fr ...

Juniperus lutchuensis

Juniperus lutchuensis Satake) is a species of juniper, native to the Ryukyu Islands, Izu Ōshima and the adjacent coast of Shizuoka Prefecture in Japan.

Vanda lamellata

Vanda lamellata is a species of orchid found from the Japanese Ryukyu Islands, Taiwan, to the Philippines, and northern Malaysian Borneo.

Habitats of the Indiana Dunes

The Indiana Dunes comprise ten different habitats. Each provides for a unique combination of plants and animals. The range of the Indiana Dunes varies depending your source. The Indiana Lake Michigan Coastal Program uses the river drainage system ...

List of Minnesota wildflowers

This is a list of all the wildflowers native to Minnesota by common name, following Minnesota DNR conventions. Where several species of plants share part of a common name, they have been grouped together under that name, this is for indexing purp ...

Ammophila (plant)

Ammophila is a genus of flowering plants consisting of two or three very similar species of grasses. The common names for these grasses include marram grass, bent grass, and beachgrass. These grasses are found almost exclusively on the first line ...

Cirsium pumilum var. hillii

Hills thistle is a low-growing thistle usually reaching 25 to 60 cm 10 to 23.5 in height, with a taproot system that runs deep into the ground. It is a perennial plant usually living for three years, and flowers in July and August. The plants lea ...

Dicranum scoparium

Dicranum scoparium, the broom forkmoss, is a species of dicranid moss, native to North America, including the Great Lakes region. It usually forms tufts or mats on soil in dry to moist forested areas. As with many types of moss Broom moss grows i ...

Gillenia trifoliata

Gillenia trifoliata is a species of flowering plant in the family Rosaceae, native to eastern North America from Ontario to Georgia. It is an erect herbaceous perennial growing to 100 cm tall by 60 cm wide, with 3-palmate leaves and pale pink flo ...