Upas-tree

Published March 12, 2017

Upas-tree

Everyone remembers, perhaps, Pushkin's lines about the poisonous upas-tree. It turns out that the upas-tree is not invented poet, and there really is. Upas-tree grows in the tropical forests of South and Southeast Asia. This slender tree up to 40 m. It belongs to the evergreen trees. The name was established by the French traveler, naturalist and botanist J. Lesheno...

Iron tree

Published March 12, 2017

Iron tree

In the south, Azerbaijan in the Talysh Mountains, grows an amazing tree, which is called Temir-Agach, ie iron tree. Temir-Agach is deciduous tree of the family gamamelidovyh, 14-25 m tall. Iron tree has a gray bark, sometimes reddish-brown. The leaves are leathery, elliptical, fruit - woody clamshell box. Flowering Temir-agach is before leafing. Some iron tree lived to 200 years. The iron tree has a heavy wood and quickly sinks in water...

"Milk" trees

Published March 12, 2017

Milk trees

"Milk" trees can be seen in the countries of Central and South America. This plant with shiny foliage and large, reaches a height of 30 meters. The roots are large, disc-shaped, whole leaves are large, leathery. The flowers are unisexual, gathered in capitate inflorescences. "Milk" trees have inedible fruit, but they are very much appreciated by...

Hornbill

Published March 12, 2017

Hornbill

In South-East and South Asia, as well as on the islands of Indonesia lives hornbill, so named for the unusual shape of its large beak. The size of these birds is 30 cm for the smallest representative, up to 1.2 m. Differences in weight is ranging from 60 g to 6 kg respectively. Despite this range hornbills are mainly large birds...

Piranhas

Published March 12, 2017

Piranhas

In the rivers of South America inhabited by small but very predatory fish - Piranha. Adult piranha olive-silvery with purple or red hue. At the edge of the caudal fin extends a clear black border. Young piranhas have silver coloring, sides with black spots, anal fins are reddish or yellowish. Piranhas barely reach 30 cm in length, but for the animals and the people who cross the river, they are very dangerous...

Bird-tailor

Published March 12, 2017

Bird-tailor

Bird-tailor is a small green with bright red and sharp beak chick. These birds live in Australia and Southeast Asia, for the sewing they use a variety of plant leaves. The bird-tailor sews currently no clothes, but the nest...

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