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a genus of plants of the family Araliaceae. They are small trees, thorny bushes, or tall perennial grasses. The flowers occur in umbels, often in complex paniculate inflorescences, and, less frequently, singly or in racemes. There are 35 species in the tropics and subtropics of the northern hemisphere. In the USSR there are five species in the Far East. Many varieties of Aralia are cultivated in greenhouses as decorative plants; in the southern USSR, they grow outdoors.

Several species of other genera in the same family are also known as aralia. The rice-paper tree (Tetrapanax papyriferum) is a small tree native to the island of Taiwan. In China, paper is made from the pulp of its trunk. In the USSR, the rice-paper tree may be cultivated on the Black Sea shore of the Caucasus. Japanese aralia (Fatsia japonica) is a small tree native to Japan. In the USSR it is widely cultivated as an indoor and hothouse plant; in the Black Sea shore region of the Crimea and the Caucasus it grows outdoors.


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Kiselev, G. E. Tsvetovadstvo. Moscow, 1964.
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Papain digestion sequence of Brazilian samples of Acanthophora muscoides (Rhodophyta) reveals a good strategy for biochemical and structural featuring of the sulfated polysaccharides present in its cell-wall extracellular matrix, when analyzed by nuclear magnetic resonance experiments and agarose and polyacrylamide gels electrophoreses procedures.
mammillaris; (D): Hypnea musciformis; (E): Acanthophora spicifera; (F): Padina haitiensis; (ART): Abundancia promedio relativa.
y hexenico de Halimeda incrassata, por el contrario los extractos en diclorometano de Acanthophora sp.
Acanthophora, placentation patterns 3 or 4 are present, and winged seeds were only found in some species of this section.
In some cases, robust epiphytic thalli of Acanthophora and Laurencia penetrated through and out the other side of the A.
Acanthophora muscoides (Linnaeus) Bory de Saint-Vincent 60.
In a related study conducted simultaneous to that along the Packery Channel jetties, Acanthophora spicifera (Vah1) Borgesen was identified from the recessed portion of the channel.
Acanthophora spicifera, Laurencia undulata and Carpopeltis affinis); (5) brown, tough and leathery macroalgae--brown algae with strong, large and complex thallus and has many adaptations to its environment such as a bladder and large holdfast (Lamim japonica, Undaria pinnatifida, Sargassum fusiforme, Sargassum duplicatum, Sargassum patens, Sargassurn thunbergii and Sargassum alternato-pinnatum).
The brown Fadina tetrastromatica and Dictyota dichotoma and the red seaweed Acanthophora spicifera were the most reliable indicators (Khanianapai et al.
For comparative purposes, we also collected similar samples from plants with roots covered with the encrusting (rarely massive) sponge, Ulosa ruetzleri (Mycalidae), into which rootlets are produced only occasionally, and from plants with roots fouled by the red alga Acanthophora spicifera, into which rootlets are never produced.