Overview of the soursop plant and its fruit
By: M E Skeel
The soursop is a tropical fruit tree related to the cherimoya or custard apple. Its other common names are guanabana and graviola. Its scientific name is Annona muricata and it is classified in the family Annonidae. Other important Annonids include the pawpaw or papaya. The...
By: Christyl Rivers
The Mamey fruit is a type of Sapote that is native to Guatemala and Mexico. Today it is enjoying a newfound popularity all over the world. It is almost as sweet and smooth as custard, and it is considered a great choice for fruit lovers...
Guide to Darwin's theory of perpetual change
By: Steven J. Wamback
"There is a grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed by the creator into a few forms or into one; and that whilst this planet has gone cycling on according to the fixed law of gravity, from so...
Rare tropical fruit species: Black Sapote
By: Christyl Rivers
Ever had fruit that tastes like chocolate but without the guilt, high calories and with absolutely no caffeine? The Black Sapote tree has just such a fruit. It is often used in smoothies, which enhance the smooth, soft, almost pudding-like texture, and bring out the...
By: M E Skeel
The Black Sapote is a delicious tropical fruit that is actually a kind of persimmon and is not related to the more commonly known White Sapote (Casimiroa edulis). Also known as the Chocolate Pudding Fruit and the Black Persimmon, the Black Sapote's scientific name is...
Rare tropical fruit species: Mamey Sapote
By: M E Skeel
The Mamey Sapote is a rare fruit species that deserves greater recognition than it has received to date. Pouteria sapota belongs to the family Sapotaceae. Other fruits in this family are the Caimito, the Sapodilla, the Canistel, the Abiu and the Miracle Fruit, so it...
Diet of the sun-tailed monkey
By: Donna Hicks
The sun-tailed monkey is a relatively new discovery in Gabon. The diet of the sun-tailed monkey may be as elusive as this species has been. A brief look at Gabon Gabon is located in West Central Africa. It gained independence from France in 1960. As...
By: Zacharie King
Estuaries are known for their incredible biodiversity and as a result there is a wide variety of plants and animals that call this area home. The soil in an estuary is incredible fertile which is great for plant life. However, due to the salinity of...
By: Zacharie King
The sun-tailed monkey, known by the scientific name Cercopithecus Solatus, is native to central forests in Gabon and they can be found in no other locations in the world. Discovered in 1986 the sun tailed monkey is listed as a vulnerable species. They have been...
By: Shaheen Daad
Scientists are finding and naming 52 new species every day. You would think that they are only finding microbes and members of the lesser phyla while the mammals and reptiles are well accounted for. But new species of mammals are still being found at a...

 

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