Stevia dianthoidea is a species of flowering plant in the Asteraceae family. It is found only in Ecuador. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montanes. It is threatened by habitat loss.
Restrepia antennifera, the Antennae-carrying Restrepia, is an epiphytic, miniature species of orchid found at higher altitudes in cool, moist montane forests in Venezuela, Colombia and Ecuador. These tiny orchids lack pseudobulbs. The erect, thick, leathery leaf is elliptic-ovate in shape. The aerial roots seem like fine hairs. The attractive flowers are 5–6 cm long. They develop one at a time at the base of the leaf.
Banisteriopsis caapi, also known as Ayahuasca, Caapi or Yage, is a South American jungle vine of the family Malpighiaceae. It is used to prepare Ayahuasca, a decoction that has a long history of entheogenic uses as a medicine and "plant teacher" among the indigenous peoples of the Amazon Rainforest. It contains the beta-carboline harmala alkaloids and MAOIs harmine, harmaline, and tetrahydroharmine. The MAOIs in B.
Streptosolen jamesonii, the marmalade bush, is an evergreen shrub of the Solanaceae family that produces loose clusters of flowers gradually changing from yellow to red as they develop, resulting in an overall appearance resembling orange marmalade (thus the name). The sole member of its genus, it is found in open woodlands of Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru. The stems tend to be tall and slender, with an overall height of 1-2 meters (3-6 ft).
Passiflora foetida is a species of passion flower that is native to the southwestern United States, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, and much of South America. It has been introduced to tropical regions around the world, such as Southeast Asia and Hawaii. Common names include Foetid Passion Flower, Stinking Passion Flower, Wild Maracuja, and Bush Passionfruit. and Running Pop. It is a creeping vine like other members of the genus, and yields an edible fruit.
Solanum adscendens, the Sonoita nightshade, is a plant native to the Americas. It has been found in Mexico, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Corrientes in Argentina, Bahia and Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil, and Texas and Arizona in the United States. In addition, this plant has also been naturalized in parts of Africa.
Solanum mammosum is commonly known as Nipplefruit, Titty Fruit, Cow's Udder, or, ambiguously, "Apple of Sodom". The Japanese call it Fox Face. It is an annual to perennial plant in the Solanaceae family, part of the Solanum or nightshade genus, and a relative of the tomato and potato. This poisonous fruit is native to South America, but has been naturalized in the Greater Antilles, Central America and Caribbean.
Uncaria tomentosa (popularly known in English as Cat's Claw, although that name is also used for various other plants; in Spanish as Uña de Gato or as Indian name Vilcacora) is a woody vine found in the tropical jungles of South and Central America, which derives its name from its claw-shaped thorns. It is used as an alternative medicine in the treatment of a variety of ailments.
Cyathea delgadii is a widespread species of tree fern native to Costa Rica, Panama, Venezuela, French Guiana, Guyana, Trinidad, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, Paraguay, and Brazil. It grows in tropical and submontane rain forest, forest understory, in open locations, and along paths, at an elevation of 100 m and above (up to 2700 m in Peru). The trunk of this plant is erect, 1.5-10 m tall and 5-15 cm in diameter. Fronds are bipinnate and 1.5-3 m in length.
Cyathea imrayana is a species of tree fern native to Dominica, Costa Rica, Panama, Venezuela, and Ecuador. C. imrayana grows in submontane rain forest understory and on riverbanks at an altitude of 1000-2000 m. This species has an erect trunk that is 8-10 m tall and 10-15 cm in diameter. It is covered with sharp, blackish spines and pale brown hairs. Fronds are bipinnate, 2-3 m in length, and occur in whorls of five. The crown is large and spreading, especially in young plants.
Action directe (AD) was a French revolutionary group which committed a series of assassinations and violent attacks in France between 1979 and 1986. Members of Action directe considered themselves libertarian communist who had formed an "urban guerrilla organization". The French government banned the group.
Ion Nunweiller (born January 9, 1936) in Piatra Neamţ) is a Romanian former football (soccer) Defender and manager. He comes from a family with 7 brothers who were footballers, Costică Nunweiller I, Dumitru Nunweiller II, Ion Nunweiller III, Lică Nunweiller IV, Victor Nunweiller V, Radu Nunweiller VI, Eduard Nunweiller VII.