Phalaris


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Phalaris

(făl`ərĭs), c.570–c.554 B.C., tyrant of Agrigentum, Sicily, notorious for his cruelties. He burned his victims alive in a brazen bull (making his first experiment upon Perillus, its inventor), the cries representing the bellowing of the bull. Richard BentleyBentley, Richard,
1662–1742, English critic and philologist. Generally considered the greatest of English classical scholars, he was also an Anglican clergyman who became (1717) Regius Professor of Divinity at Cambridge.
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 proved the forgery of 148 Greek letters signed by Phalaris that represented him as a gentle ruler and a patron of the arts.

Phalaris

 

a genus of annual or perennial grasses of the family Gramineae. The inflorescence is a spicate or laciniate panicle. The spikelets are compressed laterally and monanthous; the glumes on the carina often are winged. There are approximately 40 species, found in the temperate zones of both hemispheres. The best-known species is canary grass (Phalaris canadensis ), which thrives in the Mediterranean region. In the USSR it occasionally grows wild and is sometimes cultivated as a feed plant. The fruit of this species makes good feed (canary seed) for cage birds. Also widespread is reed canary grass (P. arundinaceae), which is sometimes isolated into the monotype genus Typhoi-des. Reed canary grass grows along reservoir banks, in damp meadows, and in similar places. It is used for making hay. Mottled-leaved varieties are cultivated as ornamentals.

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Related Family Members in Book: Avena, Chasmanthium, E'leusine, Miscanthus, Phalaris, Phragmites, Phyllostachys, Setaria, Sorghum, and Triticum
2), confirming that light can inhibit germination in Phalaris (Nakamura, 1962; Landgraff and Juntilla, 1979).
They may still be present in the seed bank and removal of Phalaris arundinacea from the fen may allow their return.
De acuerdo con Pohl (1980) el Phalaris arundinacea es una forma esteril del "reed canary grass", dicho autor es quien lo reporta por primera vez en Costa Rica como ornamental en Los Yoses, Canton de Montes de Oca.
All species planted appeared by 1992, with a dominance of Phalaris arundinacea ([greater than] 95% by cover from 1992-1996) which was favored by exceptionally heavy rains at planting time in June and July 1990.
Concentrated sorgaab (sorghum water extract) controlled Chenopodium album, Phalaris minor, Fumaria indica and Rumex dentatus in wheat crop.
We focused our effort towards the characterization of Vicia sativa, Galium aparine, Rumex dentatus, Avena fatua, Lathyrus aphaca, Phalaris minor, Carthamus oxycantha, Convolvulus arvensis, Chenopodium album, Coronopus didymus, Melilots indica, Cichorium intybus, Anagallis arvensis, Chenopodium murale and Euphorbia sp.
The 1931 Bloodstock Breeders Review famously described the record of Phalaris with the words: "regarded as a whole, it is a highly satisfactory one".
Three aquatic macrophytes, Carex lacustris, Phalaris arundinacea and Typha latifolia, all thrive in continuous flood conditions and have ca.
En las zonas mas inundadas son frecuentes tambien Lycopus europaeus y Phalaris arundinacea.