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Mezquital Valley
The MEZQUITAL VALLEY (Otomi : B’OT’äHI) is a series of small valleys and flat areas located in Central Mexico, about 60 kilometres (37 mi) north of Mexico City
Mexico City
, located in the western part of the state of Hidalgo . It is part of the central Mexican highlands , with altitudes between 1,700 metres (5,600 ft) and 2,100 metres (6,900 ft) above sea level . It is one of Mexico's main semi-arid/area regions, whose native vegetation is dominated by cactus species, mesquite trees, and maguey with pine and oak trees in the highest elevations. It is considered to be part of the northern extension of Mesoamerica
Mesoamerica
, with one major archeological site, Tula , which was the main city of the Toltecs , an important influence for the later Aztecs , this area was on two important Aztec
Aztec
tribute regions, Teotlalpan and Jilotepec Province
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Vachellia Farnesiana
VACHELLIA FARNESIANA, also known as ACACIA FARNESIANA, and previously MIMOSA FARNESIANA, commonly known as SWEET ACACIA, HUISACHE or NEEDLE BUSH, is so named because of the numerous thorns distributed along its branches. The native range of V. farnesiana is uncertain. While the point of origin is Mexico and Central America
Central America
, the species has a pantropical distribution incorporating northern Australia and southern Asia
Asia
. It remains unclear whether the extra-American distribution is primarily natural or anthropogenic. It is deciduous over part of its range, but evergreen in most locales. The species grows to a height of up to 8 m (26 ft) and has a lifespan of about 25–50 years. The plant has been recently spread to many new locations as a result of human activity and it is considered a serious weed in Fiji
Fiji
, where locals call it ELLINGTON\'S CURSE
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Quercus
See List of Quercus species An OAK is a tree or shrub in the genus QUERCUS (/ˈkwɜːrkəs/ ; Latin
Latin
"oak tree") of the beech family, Fagaceae
Fagaceae
. There are approximately 600 extant species of oaks . The common name "oak" also appears in the names of species in related genera, notably Lithocarpus (stone oaks), as well as in those of unrelated species such as Grevillea robusta (silky oaks) and the Casuarinaceae (she-oaks). The genus Quercus is native to the Northern Hemisphere
Northern Hemisphere
, and includes deciduous and evergreen species extending from cool temperate to tropical latitudes in the Americas
Americas
, Asia
Asia
, Europe
Europe
, and North Africa
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Ilex
About 600, see text ILEX /ˈaɪlɛks/ , or HOLLY, is a genus of 400 to 600 species of flowering plants in the family AQUIFOLIACEAE, and the only living genus in that family. The species are evergreen or deciduous trees, shrubs, and climbers from tropics to temperate zones worldwide. CONTENTS * 1 Description * 2 Etymology * 3 History * 4 Range * 5 Ecology * 6 Toxicity * 7 Usage * 8 Ornamental use * 9 Culture * 10 Selected species * 11 Gallery * 12 References * 13 External links DESCRIPTION Ilex paraguariensis
Ilex paraguariensis
The genus Ilex is widespread throughout the temperate and subtropical regions of the world. It includes species of trees, shrubs, and climbers, with evergreen or deciduous foliage and inconspicuous flowers. Its range was more extended in the Tertiary period and many species are adapted to laurel forest habitat
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Pachycereus
See text PACHYCEREUS is a genus of 9–12 species of large cacti native to Mexico and just into southern Arizona
Arizona
, United States. They form large shrubs or small trees up to 15 m or more tall, with stout stems up to 1 m in diameter. Pachycereus
Pachycereus
comes from the ancient Greek pakhus meaning "thick" and the Latin cereus meaning "torch"
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Echinocactus
See text SYNONYMS Brittonrosea Speg. Echinofossulocactus Lawr. Homalocephala Britton & Rose ECHINOCACTUS is a genus of cacti in the subfamily Cactoideae
Cactoideae
. The generic name derives from the Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek
εχινος (echinos), meaning "spiny," and cactus. It and Ferocactus
Ferocactus
are the two genera of barrel cactus . Members of the genus usually have heavy spination and relatively small flowers. The fruits are copiously woolly, and this is one major distinction between Echinocactus
Echinocactus
and Ferocactus. Propagation is by seed. Perhaps the best known species is the golden barrel (Echinocactus grusonii ) from Mexico, an easy-to-grow and widely cultivated plant. Though common in the houseplant and landscape industry, the golden barrel has become very rare in habitat
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Salix
About 400. See List of Salix species WILLOWS, also called SALLOWS, and OSIERS, form the genus SALIX, around 400 species of deciduous trees and shrubs , found primarily on moist soils in cold and temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere
Northern Hemisphere
. Most species are known as willow, but some narrow-leaved shrub species are called OSIER, and some broader-leaved species are referred to as SALLOW (from Old English
Old English
sealh, related to the Latin
Latin
word salix, willow). Some willows (particularly arctic and alpine species) are low-growing or creeping shrubs; for example, the dwarf willow (Salix herbacea ) rarely exceeds 6 cm (2.4 in) in height, though it spreads widely across the ground
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Pinus
See PINUS CLASSIFICATION for complete taxonomy to species level. See LIST OF PINES BY REGION for list of species by geographic distribution. Range of PinusA PINE is any conifer in the genus PINUS, /ˈpiːnuːs/ , of the family Pinaceae
Pinaceae
. Pinus
Pinus
is the sole genus in the subfamily PINOIDEAE. The Plant List compiled by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and Missouri Botanical Garden
Garden
accepts 126 species names of pines as current, together with 35 unresolved species and many more synonyms
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Cactus
See also Classification of the Cactaceae SYNONYMS * Opuntiaceae Desv. * Leuchtenbergiaceae Salm-Dyck ex Pfeiff. Cultivated cacti in the Singapore Botanic Gardens Many species of cactus have long, sharp spines , like this Opuntia . A CACTUS (plural: cacti, cactuses, or cactus) is a member of the plant family CACTACEAE, a family comprising about 127 genera with some 1750 known species of the order Caryophyllales
Caryophyllales
. The word "cactus" derives, through Latin, from the Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek
κάκτος, kaktos, a name originally used by Theophrastus
Theophrastus
for a spiny plant whose identity is not certain. Cacti occur in a wide range of shapes and sizes
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Agave
See text. See also full listing . AGAVE (US: /əˈɡɑːviː/ , UK: /əˈɡeɪviː/ , Anglo-Hispanic: /əˈɡɑːveɪ/ ) is a genus of monocots native to the hot and arid regions of Mexico
Mexico
and the Southwestern United States
Southwestern United States
. Some agave species are also native to tropical areas of South America
South America
. The plants are perennial , but each rosette flowers once and then dies (see semelparity ). Some species are known by the name "century plant". Agave tequilana , agave azul or blue agave, is used in the production of tequila . Agave nectar
Agave nectar
, also called agave syrup, a sweetener derived from Agave
Agave
sap , is used as an alternative to sugar in cooking, and can be added to breakfast cereals as a binding agent
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Taxodium Mucronatum
Taxodium
Taxodium
distichum var. mucronatum (Ten.) A.Henry Taxodium
Taxodium
mexicanum Carrière Taxodium
Taxodium
distichum var. mexicanum (Carrière) Gordon Cuprespinnata mexicana (Carrière) J.Nelson TAXODIUM MUCRONATUM, also known as MONTEZUMA BALD CYPRESS, MONTEZUMA CYPRESS, SABINO, or AHUEHUETE is a species of Taxodium
Taxodium
native to much of Mexico
Mexico
(south to the highlands of southern Mexico), and also the Rio Grande Valley
Rio Grande Valley
in southernmost Texas
Texas
, United States
United States
as well as Huehuetenango Department in Guatemala
Guatemala

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Cupressus
See text The genus CUPRESSUS is one of several genera within the family Cupressaceae
Cupressaceae
that have the common name CYPRESS; for the others, see cypress . It is considered a polyphyletic group. Based on genetic and morphological analysis, the Cupressus
Cupressus
genus is found in the CUPRESSOIDEAE subfamily. The common name comes from Old French cipres and that from Latin
Latin
cyparissus, which is the latinisation of the Greek κυπάρισσος (kypárissos). As currently treated, these cypresses are native to scattered localities in mainly warm temperate regions in the Northern Hemisphere, including western North America, Central America, northwest Africa, the Middle East, the Himalayas, southern China and northern Vietnam. As with other conifers , extensive cultivation has led to a wide variety of forms, sizes and colours, that are grown in parks and gardens throughout the world
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Yucca
See text. SYNONYMS Clistoyucca (Engelm. ) Trel. Samuela Trel. Sarcoyucca (Engelm.) Linding. YUCCA is a genus of perennial shrubs and trees in the family Asparagaceae
Asparagaceae
, subfamily Agavoideae
Agavoideae
. Its 40-50 species are notable for their rosettes of evergreen , tough, sword-shaped leaves and large terminal panicles of white or whitish flowers . They are native to the hot and dry (arid ) parts of the Americas
Americas
and the Caribbean
Caribbean
. Early reports of the species were confused with the cassava (Manihot esculenta). Consequently, Linnaeus mistakenly derived the generic name from the Taíno word for the latter, yuca (spelled with a single "c"). It is commonly found growing in rural graveyards and when in bloom the cluster of (usually pale) flowers on a thin stalk appear as floating apparitions
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Hechtia
HECHTIA is a genus of the botanical family Bromeliaceae
Bromeliaceae
, subfamily Pitcairnioideae
Pitcairnioideae
. Its species are native to Mexico
Mexico
, Central America
Central America
, and Texas
Texas
. The genus is named for Julius Gottfried Conrad Hecht (1771–1837), German counselor to the King of Prussia. Except for H. gayorum , the plants of this genus are dioecious . SPECIES * Hechtia
Hechtia
aquamarina I.Ramírez & C.F.Jiménez - Puebla * Hechtia argentea Baker - Querétaro * Hechtia
Hechtia
bracteata Mez - Citlaltépetl (Puebla + Veracruz) * Hechtia caerulea (Matuda) L.B.Sm
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Asteraceae
Asteroideae Lindley Barnadesioideae Bremer & Jansen Carduoideae Sweet Cichorioideae Chevallier Corymbioideae Panero & Funk Famatinanthoideae S.E. Freire, Ariza & Panero Gochnatioideae
Gochnatioideae
Panero & Funk Gymnarrhenoideae Panero & Funk Hecastocleidoideae
Hecastocleidoideae
Panero & Funk Mutisioideae
Mutisioideae
Lindley Pertyoideae Panero & Funk Stifftioideae Panero Wunderlichioideae Panero "> Compositae Giseke Acarnaceae Link Ambrosiaceae Bercht. & J. Presl Anthemidaceae Bercht. & J. Presl Aposeridaceae Raf. Arctotidaceae Bercht. & J. Presl Artemisiaceae Martinov Athanasiaceae Martinov Calendulaceae Bercht. & J. Presl Carduaceae Bercht. & J. Presl Cassiniaceae Sch
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Typha
TYPHA /ˈtaɪfə/ is a genus of about 30 species of monocotyledonous flowering plants in the family Typhaceae
Typhaceae
. These plants have many common names, in British English
British English
as BULRUSH, or REEDMACE, in American English as CATTAIL, PUNKS, or CORN DOG GRASS, in Australia
Australia
as CUMBUNGI or BULRUSH, in Canada
Canada
as BULRUSH or CATTAIL, and in New Zealand as RAUPō. Other taxa of plants may be known as bulrush , including some sedges in Scirpus and related genera. The genus is largely distributed in the Northern Hemisphere
Northern Hemisphere
, where it is found in a variety of wetland habitats. The rhizomes are edible. Evidence of preserved starch grains on grinding stones suggests they were already eaten in Europe
Europe
30,000 years ago
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