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Flora Britannica

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India forms an important segment of what is known as the Oriental, or Sino-Indian, biogeographic region, which extends eastward from India to include mainland and much of insular Southeast Asia. A Brimstone Butterfly – often the first on the wing in spring – seeks out life-giving nectar from a Dandelion flower. Images Donate icon An illustration of a heart shape Donate Ellipses icon An illustration of text ellipses. Non-native or urban flora includes plants being planted by humans in a wild or civilized environment.

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Among the common, majestic-looking trees found throughout much of India are the mango—a major source of fruit—and two revered Ficus species, the pipal (famous as the Bo tree of the Buddha) and the banyan. Other notable birds in India include the Indian crane, commonly known as the sarus ( Grus antigone); a large gray bird with crimson legs, the sarus stands as tall as a human. In all the years that Richard Mabey was making shows for the BBC and writing bestselling books, he was living at home with his mother. Coconut and betel nut (the fruit of which is chewed) are cultivated mainly in coastal Karnataka and Kerala. It is characterized by a large number of species, including high-canopied and buttressed trees and woody, thick-stemmed lianas (climbing plants).

I can remember very vividly the sort of get-out lines that I had with women before: ‘I just have to let you know I’ve got to look after my mum. Not a botanical flora but a cultural one - an account of the role of wild plants in social life, arts, custom and landscape, with much anecdote, local knowledge and observation from people all over Britain. Ten years ago they’d leave little buffer zones at the side of a crop to encourage biodiversity in hedgerows. He still dreams about the old family house, he says, over lunch: “I sometimes have waking dreams as well.

Flora Britannica - Penguin Books UK

Notwithstanding this diversity, most of the people are of Malay ancestry, speak Austronesian (Malayo-Polynesian) languages, and profess Islam. Animals related to Australian fauna include birds such as cockatoos, bowerbirds, and birds of paradise, as well as marsupials such as bandicoots (small insectivorous, herbivorous marsupial mammals) and cuscuses (brightly coloured, woolly-haired arboreal marsupials). By using the Web site, you confirm that you have read, understood, and agreed to be bound by the Terms and Conditions.Indonesia is located in the transitional zone between two of the world’s major faunal regions: the Oriental of Asia in the west and the Australian of Australia and New Guinea in the east. In his 1975 series The World About Us he points out: “In waste patches and factory backyards, in gasworks and railway sidings, nature fights back, for without meaning to we have created in our cities a vast prefabricated reserve for wildlife…” He showed black redstarts living in bomb sites and gasworks, and speculated that hundred-year old seeds had been turned over by local bulldozers, allowing long-lost plants to flower again. Dry deciduous forests, which grow in places receiving less than 60 inches (1,500 mm) of precipitation, characterize the subhumid and semiarid regions of Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, eastern Rajasthan, central Andhra Pradesh, and western Tamil Nadu. I always seem to glimpse him far ahead of me on the path,” says Robert Macfarlane, a leading author of the next generation. I couldn’t understand my feelings: they were numinous, almost, but it was physical, made my legs tremble.

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