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The Beautiful Beach Trees E-mail
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The Beautiful Beach Trees

​Beech (Fagus) is a genus of deciduous trees in the family Fagaceae, native to temperate Europe, Asia and North America. Recent classification systems of the genus recognize ten to thirteen species in two distinct subgenera, Engleriana and Fagus. The Engleriana subgenus is found only in East Asia, and is notably distinct from the Fagus subgenus in that these beeches are low-branching trees, often made up of several major trunks with yellowish bark. Further differentiating characteristics include the whitish bloom on the underside of the leaves, the visible tertiary leaf veins, and a long, smooth cupule-peduncle. Fagus japonica, Fagus engleriana, and the species F. okamotoi, proposed by the bontanist Chung-Fu Shen in 1992, comprise this subgenus. The more well-known Fagus subgenus beeches are high-branching with tall, stout trunks and smooth silver-grey bark. This group includes Fagus sylvatica, Fagus grandifolia, Fagus crenata, Fagus lucida, Fagus longipetiolata, and Fagus hayatae.[2] The classification of the European beech, Fagus sylvatica is complex, with a variety of different names proposed for different species and subspecies within this region (for example Fagus taurica, Fagus orientalis, and Fagus moesica. Research suggests that beeches in Eurasia differentiated fairly late in evolutionary history, during the Miocene. The populations in this area represent a range of often overlapping morphotypes, though genetic analysis does not clearly support separate species.

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Azorella - A 3000 Years Old Plant E-mail
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Yareta, llareta or Azorella compacta and also known as "Llareta" in Spanish, is a flowering plant in the family Apiaceae native to South America. Look like a green cotton or look like green cloud on earth. Its occurred in the Puna grasslands of the Andes in Peru, Bolivia, Chile and the west of Argentina at between 3200 and 4500 meters altitude. The flora of the puna is characterized by alpine bunch-grasses interspersed with herbs, grasses, lichens, mosses, ferns, cushion plants, and occasional low shrubs, with sedges and rushes in poorly-drained areas.

Azorella - A 3000 Years Old Plant

Azorella is a genus of about 70 species of flowering plants in the family Araliaceae, native of South America, New Zealand and the islands of the Southern Ocean. The genus is sometimes placed in family Apiaceae. They are low-growing dwarf mat-forming plants growing in high exposure on mountains and subantarctic coasts; with great age they may form rounded mounds of foliage up to one m high but are usually less than one dm high. Several species are grown as ornamental plants in rock gardens. The beautiful, cold Andean landscapes are embellished by Yareta (Azorella compacta), a steep green pillow-like carpet, which grows only one millimeter a year and is in danger of extinction.

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