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acacia

Over 1300 species! 960 are in Australia, the rest all over the worldespecially warm and tropical areas. This is the famous "Africa tree" we always see in pictures with a giraffe eating from it. There are even a dozen species in America and Europe. The American Black Locust tree is mistaken for Acacia, and thus called the "False Acacia". The African varieties tend to be thorny (called "thorn trees") , the Australian ones have no thorns. Acacias generally have fuzzy yellow flowers and reddish brown wood. Very fire resistant. Seed pods are three inches long with 5-6 brownish black edible seeds. Young leaves, flowers and pods are edible raw or cooked. Seeds are often used for food, either raw or toasted with salt, or ground into powder and added to sauces. Young shoots are added to salads, soups, curries, omelettes and stir-fries. Acacia is a common ingredient in soft drinks. Bark is used to make a gum called Gum Arabic, a thickening agent in deserts. Used to treat sore throat, relieving clogged bronchial passages, and is often mixed with water to make a paste to soothe and heal external injuries. High tannin levels make it very astringent and a good preservative. Bark, root and resin used to make incense and also ink dye. Fruit is used to make popular alcoholic beverage. Caution: Nineteen different species of American Acacia contain potentially toxic cyanogenic glycosides. Some of these are : Acacia erioloba, cunninghamii, obtusifolia, sieberiana, sieberiana.
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By the end of 2010, Wattles is aiming to open about 70 new Ultimate Electronics stores in markets largely in the Northeast and on the West Coast "from Seattle to San Diego.
Wattles Capital Management, LLC ("WCM") makes public and private investments primarily in retail, entertainment and consumer products companies where it sees the potential to increase value through growth or an operating turnaround.
Wattles more than tripled his stake in Tweeter in a two-month period.
Wattles indicated that he has had ``favorable discussions'' with potential financing sources, the filing said.
In natural ecosystems Bradyrhizobium occurs where wattles grow, but it is frequently absent in farmland where re-planting or reseeding with native vegetation may be taking place.
Wattles Capital Management, LLC ("WCM"), together with the other Participants (as defined below), intends to make a preliminary filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") of a proxy statement and accompanying proxy card to be used to solicit votes for the election of its slate of director nominees at the 2008 annual meeting of shareholders of Circuit City Stores, Inc.
While there are very few of these high percentage Wattles in existence, I ask anyone who has any animal 1,500 pounds or better to contact me, as I am always in search of new genes to add to the building block of these wonderful animals.
And `hence, after thus meeting together, they began, some to make shelters of leaves, some to dig caves under the hills, some to make of mud and wattles places for shelter .
Running his campaign hard to the right on instructions channeled from Richard Nixon, Dole the Avenger has yet to appear; look for him to eventually break the leash and go for Gramm's fieshy wattles.
The addition of Stuart to our executive management team adds significant depth," said Tom Wattles, Chairman of DCT.
today announced that its lead director has sent a letter to Mark Wattles of Wattles Capital Management, LLC in response to his letter dated April 2, 2008.
According to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Mark Wattles, chairman and chief executive officer of Ultimate Electronics, increased his ownership in Tweeter by 1.