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Phytotelma

Phytotelma is a small water-filled cavity in a terrestrial plant. The water accumulated within these plants may serve as the habitat for associated flora; the faunae associated with phytotelmata are unique. Some species are of great practical significance. A rich literature in German summarised by Thienemann developed many aspects of phytotelm biology. Reviews of the subject by Kitching and Maguire introduced the concept of phytotelmata to English-speaking readers. A multi-authored book edited by Frank and Lounibos dealt in 11 chapters with classification of phytotelmata, with phytotelmata provided by bamboo internodes, banana leaf axils, bromeliad leaf axils, Nepenthes pitchers, Sarracenia pitchers, tree holes, Heliconia flower bracts. A classification of phytotelmata by Kitching recognizes five principal types: bromeliad tanks, certain carnivorous plants such as pitcher plants, water-filled tree hollows, bamboo internodes, axil water. A review by Greeney identified seven forms: tree holes, leaf axils, modified leaves, fallen vegetative parts, fallen fruit husks, stem rots.

The word "phytotelma" derives from the ancient Greek roots phyto-, meaning'plant', telma, meaning'pond'. Thus, the correct singular is phytotelma; the term was coined by L. Varga in 1928; the correct pronunciation is "phytotēlma" and "phytotēlmata" because of the Greek origin. Nepenthes infauna Bromeliaceae Bromeliad Biota Heliconia Biota Video footage of a beech tree-hole

Catherine (song)

"Catherine" was the Luxembourgish entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1969, performed in French by French singer Romuald. The song is a ballad, in which Romuald reminisces about a girl he went to kindergarten with called Catherine, he sings that he was in love with her and while they have lost touch since that time, he retains his feelings for her. The song ends with his question as to whether she has found love herself, it is unclear whether he wants her to have done so. Romuald recorded the song in four languages; the song was performed second on the night. At the close of voting, it had received 7 points, placing 11th in a field of 16, it was succeeded as Luxembourgish representative at the 1970 Contest by David Alexandre Winter with "Je suis tombé du ciel". Romuald returned to the Contest in 1974, singing "Celui qui reste et celui qui s'en va". An English version of the song was recorded by The Bachelors as the B side to their UK single When The Blue Of The Night; the English lyric was written by Keith Potger, founding member of the Australian pop/folk group The Seekers though the writer credits do not show this.

The English lyric tells of a love between his darling Caterina. At the end of the song the listener realises that the boy is blind but knows that his true love is Caterina. A version in French and Japanese was recorded by Daniele Vidal. A Swedish Version was recorded by Jan Malmsjö. Official Eurovision Song Contest site, history by year, 1969. Detailed info and lyrics, The Diggiloo Thrush, "Catherine"

Crown of the Rose

A Crown of the Rose is an rare gold coin of the Kingdom of England introduced in 1526 during the reign of Henry VIII, in an attempt to compete with the French écu au soleil. The coin was not a success and just a few months it was replaced by the Crown of the Double-Rose; the Crown of the Rose coin was valued at four shillings and sixpence, weighed 3.5 grams and had a gold content of 23 ct. It was only struck for a few months. Due to its short circulation, there are only two known specimens, it appears a third specimen was discovered in 1961. Obverse Depicts a crowned shield with the arms of France. Legend: HENRIC 8 DEI GRA REX AGL Z FRAC, meaning "Henry VIII, by the Grace of God King of England and France."Reverse Depicts a large rose with two crowned letters "h" and two lions. Legend of two varieties: HENRIC RUTILANS ROSA SINE SPINA meaning "Henry, a dazzling rose without a thorn" and DNS HIB RUTILANS ROSA SINE SPINA meaning "Lord of Ireland, a dazzling rose without a thorn." The Crown of the Double-Rose was valued at 5 shillings, weighed 57.5 grains, had a diameter of 26 mm, but with a lower gold content of 22 ct.

This was the first time gold. This coin proved to be more popular than its predecessor and was struck until Henry's death in 1547, although it continued to be minted until 1551 during the reign of Edward VI as "posthumous coinage". ObverseDepicts a crowned shield with the arms of England and France and either blank or the crowned letters "hK", "hA", "hI" or "hR". Legend: DEI GR ANGLIE FRANC DNS HIBERNIE meaning "By the Grace of God, King of England France, Lord of Ireland. ReverseDepicts a large crowned rose with the crowned letters "hK", "hA", "hI" or "hR" as on the obverse, but not the same. Legend: HENRIC VIII RUTILANS ROSA SINE SPINA meaning "Henry VIII, a dazzling rose without a thorn." There was a Half-crown struck, based on the design of the Crown of the Double-Rose. It weighed 1.85 grams and had a diameter of 20 mm. It was struck during the same period as the Crown of the Double-Rose. ObverseSimilar depiction with uncrowned letters. Legend: HENRIC 8 D G AGL FR Z HIB REX, meaning "Henry VIII, by the Grace of God King of England and Ireland."

ReverseSimilar depiction as Crown of the Double-Rose with uncrowned letters. Legend: RUTILANS ROSA SINE SPINA, meaning "a dazzling rose without a thorn."

Terminator X & The Valley of the Jeep Beets

Terminator X & The Valley of the Jeep Beets is the debut album by DJ, Terminator X. The album was released on May 7, 1991, on RAL Records and was produced by Terminator X and the Bomb Squad; the album was moderately successful, making it to #97 on the Billboard 200 and #19 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. Two successful singles were released, "Homey Don't Play Dat," which made it to #1 on the Hot Rap Singles, "Buck Whylin'," which made it to #7 on the Hot Rap Singles and featured Chuck D and Sister Souljah, as well as a sample from "Rise Above" by Black Flag. "Vendetta...the Big Getback"—0:34 "Buck Whylin' —4:15 "Homey Don't Play Dat"—4:12 "Juvenile Delinquintz"—4:12 "The Blues"—6:04 "Back to the Scene of the Bass"—4:19 "Can't Take My Style"—1:14 "Wanna be Dancin'"—3:56 "DJ is the Selector"—2:53 "Run That Go-Power Thang"—2:53 "No Further"—3:42 "High Priest of Turbulence"—1:46 "Ain't Got Nuttin'"—3:49 Homey Don't Play DatWanna Be Dancin

Davide Giugliano

Davide Giugliano is a motorcycle racer from Italy, winner of the FIM Superstock 1000 Cup in 2011. In 2005 he made his debut in Superstock 600 and in 2007 he moved to Supersport riding a Kawasaki ZX-6R. From 2008 to 2011 he had competed in FIM Superstock 1000 Cup, winning the championship in 2011 season with Ducati 1098R. From 2012 to 2016 he has been a regular rider in the Superbike World Championship. For 2017, he started the season in the British Superbike Championship, riding a BMW S1000RR for Tyco BMW Motorrad Racing. Rider profile at Worldsbk.com Official website Media related to Davide Giugliano at Wikimedia Commons

Will Alma

Will Alma, OAM was an Australian stage magician, maker of conjuring apparatus and magic historian. He is best known for his curation and donation of the'WG Alma Conjuring Collection' to State Library Victoria. Oswald George William Bishop was born in Australia, his parents were Oswald Henry Bishop, a tinsmith by trade and a stage magician who performed under the stage name'Alma, the Court Magician', Rosetta Mary Long, a piano teacher. He was an only child. After his father abandoned the family and moved to the U. S. A, his mother forbade the young Bishop from considering magic as a career. After acquiring a copy of Magic Made Easy by David Devant, Bishop studied magic in secret, against his mother's wishes, his first performance was at an amateur talent contest at the Burke Road Congregational Church in Malvern at the age of 15 – after which his mother accepted and supported his career as a stage magician. In 1949, Bishop changed his name by deed poll to William George Alma, he enjoyed a successful career as a performer and a manufacturer of conjuring apparatus and props, with a particular highlight being touring Australia and New Zealand with Levante as Technical Adviser and Technician Levante's'How's Tricks' show.

After having a heart attack, Alma retired from performing and turned his attention to curating the collection of magic memorabilia which would become the WG Alma Conjuring Collection. In 1991 he was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia on the Queen's Birthday public holiday "for service as a magician and to the conservation of conjuring memorabilia." In the same year he received a Presidential Citation from the International Brotherhood of Magicians for his services to magic. The WG Alma Conjuring Collection, housed at State Library Victoria, is an extensive archive of magic-related material including but not limited to: props, books, scale models of tricks and research files. A solo project, Alma began working in conjunction with the library to grow the collection in life, acting as an honorary curator and adviser before bequeathing the full collection to the library upon his death in 1993