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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They may still be present in the seed bank and removal of Phalaris arundinacea from the fen may allow their return.
Growth and nitrogen dynamics of reed canarygrass (Phalaris arundinacea L.) subjected to daily fertilization and irrigation in the field.
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.
Sorghum###Wheat###Fumaria indica, Phalaris minor, Rumex###21.6-44.2###35.4-49.0###11.0-20.0###Cheema and Khaliq
Seeds of wheat weeds (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.) that had already been taxonomically identified and stored in the "Seed Bank, Ayuab Agriculture Research Institute, Faisalabad Pakistan" were collected from and were packed in sterilized polythene bags.
Horatio Nelson has 21 instances of Phalaris, a horse foaled 34 years later than St Marguerite, and he features more closely, between the seventh and tenth generations.
He informed that the lab investigate harmful weed "dumbi-sitti" (Phalaris Minor) within period of two weeks
He informed that the lab investigate harmful weed 'dumbi-sitti' (Phalaris Minor) within period of two weeks only in the lab and suggest accurate herbicide for its timely elimination.
Se identifico a la especie Phalaris aquatica como la mas apta para el establecimiento en la zona de estudio con una superficie de 57.793ha, correspondiente al 27,6% del total del area de estudio, debido a su buena respuesta ante las condiciones ambientales de dicha zona.