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Nothocestrum Latifolium
Nothocestrum subcordatum H.Mann NOTHOCESTRUM LATIFOLIUM, commonly known as BROADLEAF ʻAIEA, is a species of flowering plant in the nightshade family, Solanaceae
Solanaceae
, that is endemic to Hawaiʻi . It can be found in dry and mesic forests at elevations of 460–1,530 m (1,510–5,020 ft) on the islands of Maui , Molokaʻi , Lānaʻi , Oʻahu , and Kauaʻi . Broadleaf ʻaiea is threatened by habitat loss . The CDP of ʻAiea on Oʻahu was named after this species. USES Native Hawaiians used the soft, greenish wood of ʻaiea to make pale (gunwales ) for waʻa (outrigger canoes ) and ʻaho (thatching sticks).The reddish yellow berries were sometimes eaten, while the bark and leaves were used for (unspecified) medicinal purposes. REFERENCES * ^ World Conservation Monitoring Centre 1998. Nothocestrum latifolium. 2006 IUCN Red List
IUCN Red List
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Bernice P. Bishop Museum
The BERNICE PAUAHI BISHOP MUSEUM, designated the HAWAIʻI STATE MUSEUM OF NATURAL AND CULTURAL HISTORY, is a museum of history and science located in the historic Kalihi district of Honolulu on the Hawaiian island of O\'ahu . Founded in 1889, it is the largest museum in Hawai'i and has the world's largest collection of Polynesian cultural artifacts and natural history specimens. Besides the comprehensive exhibits of Hawaiiana , the museum's total holding of natural history specimens exceeds 24 million, of which the entomological collection alone represents more than 13.5 million specimens (making it the third-largest insect collection in the United States ). The museum is accessible on public transit: TheBus Routes A, 1, 2, 7, 10. The museum complex is home to the RICHARD T. MAMIYA SCIENCE ADVENTURE CENTER
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PDF
The PORTABLE DOCUMENT FORMAT (PDF) is a file format used to present documents in a manner independent of application software , hardware , and operating systems . Each PDF file encapsulates a complete description of a fixed-layout flat document, including the text, fonts , graphics, and other information needed to display it
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University Of Hawaii At Manoa
The UNIVERSITY OF HAWAIʻI AT MāNOA (also known as U.H. MāNOA, the UNIVERSITY OF HAWAIʻI, or simply U.H.) is a public co-educational research university as well as the flagship campus of the University of Hawaiʻi system. The school is located in Mānoa , an affluent neighborhood of Honolulu
Honolulu
, Honolulu
Honolulu
County , Hawaiʻi , United States , approximately three miles east and inland from downtown Honolulu
Honolulu
and one mile (1.6 km) from Ala Moana and Waikiki . The campus occupies the eastern half of the mouth of Mānoa Valley . The John A. Burns School of Medicine , part of the University
University
of Hawai'i at Manoa, is located in Kaka\'ako , adjacent to the Kaka\'ako Waterfront Park
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Wikispecies
WIKISPECIES is a wiki -based online project supported by the Wikimedia Foundation . Its aim is to create a comprehensive free content catalogue of all species ; the project is directed at scientists, rather than at the general public. Jimmy Wales
Jimmy Wales
stated that editors are not required to fax in their degrees, but that submissions will have to pass muster with a technical audience. Wikispecies
Wikispecies
is available under the GNU Free Documentation License
GNU Free Documentation License
and CC BY-SA 3.0 . Started in September 2004, with biologists across the world invited to contribute, the project had grown a framework encompassing the Linnaean taxonomy with links to articles on individual species by April 2005
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Integrated Taxonomic Information System
The INTEGRATED TAXONOMIC INFORMATION SYSTEM (ITIS) is an American partnership of federal agencies designed to provide consistent and reliable information on the taxonomy of biological species . ITIS was originally formed in 1996 as an interagency group within the U.S. federal government, involving several US Federal agencies, and has now become an international body, with Canadian and Mexican government agencies participating. The database draws from a large community of taxonomic experts. Primary content staff are housed at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and IT services are provided by a US Geological Survey facility in Denver. The primary focus of ITIS is North American species, but many groups are worldwide and ITIS continues to collaborate with other international agencies to increase its global coverage
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Thatching
THATCHING is the craft of building a roof with dry vegetation such as straw , water reed , sedge ( Cladium mariscus ), rushes , heather , or palm fronds , layering the vegetation so as to shed water away from the inner roof. Since the bulk of the vegetation stays dry, and is densely packed - trapping air - thatching also functions as a quite significant insulation material. It is a very old roofing method and has been used in both tropical and temperate climates . Thatch is still employed by builders in developing countries, usually with low-cost, local vegetation. By contrast in some developed countries it is now the choice of some affluent people who desire a rustic look for their home, would like a more ecologically friendly roof, or who have purchased an originally thatched abode
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Census Designated Place
A CENSUS-DESIGNATED PLACE (CDP) is a concentration of population defined by the United States Census Bureau
United States Census Bureau
for statistical purposes only. CDPs have been used in each decennial census since 1980 as the counterparts of incorporated places , such as self-governing cities , towns , and villages , for the purposes of gathering and correlating statistical data. CDPs are populated areas that generally include one officially designated but currently unincorporated small community, for which the CDP is named, plus surrounding inhabited countryside of varying dimensions and, occasionally, other, smaller unincorporated communities as well. CDPs include small rural communities, colonias located along the U.S. border with Mexico
Mexico
, and unincorporated resort and retirement communities and their environs. The boundaries of a CDP have no legal status
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Native Hawaiians
NATIVE HAWAIIANS (Hawaiian : kānaka ʻōiwi, kānaka maoli, and Hawaiʻi maoli) are the indigenous Polynesian people of the Hawaiian Islands or their descendants. Native Hawaiians trace their ancestry back to the original Polynesian settlers of Hawaii. According to the U.S. Census Bureau report for 2000, there are 401,000 people who identified themselves as being "Native Hawaiian" alone or in combination with one or more other races or Pacific Islander groups. 141,000 people identified themselves as being "Native Hawaiian" alone. The majority of Native Hawaiians reside in the state of Hawaii (two-thirds), and the rest are scattered among other states, especially in the American Southwest, and with a high concentration in California . The history of Native Hawaiians, like the history of Hawaii , is commonly classified into four major periods: * the pre-unification period (before c
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Gunwale
The GUNWALE (/ˈɡʌnəl/ ) is the top edge of the side of a boat . Originally the gunwale was the "gun ridge" on a sailing warship . This represented the strengthening wale or structural band added to the design of the ship, at and above the level of a gun deck . It was designed to accommodate the stresses imposed by the use of artillery . In wooden boats, the gunwale remained, mounted inboard of the sheer strake , regardless of the use of gunnery. In modern boats, it is the top edge of the side where there is usually some form of stiffening. On a canoe , the gunwale is typically the widened edge at the top of the side of the boat, where the edge is reinforced with wood , plastic or aluminum and to which the thwarts are attached. Modern cedar-strip canoes have gunwales which consist of inner and outer parts called "inwales" and "outwales". These two parts of the gunwale give rigidity and strength to the hull
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Outrigger Canoe
The OUTRIGGER CANOE (Ketagalan : bangka; Filipino : bangka; Indonesian : bangka or Jukung
Jukung
; New Zealand
New Zealand
Māori : waka ama; Cook Islands Maori: vaka; Hawaiian : waʻa; Tahitian and Samoan : vaʻa , Proto-Austronesian *waŋkaŋ) s a type of canoe featuring one or more lateral support floats known as outriggers , which are fastened to one or both sides of the main hull . Smaller canoes often employ a single outrigger on the port side, while larger canoes may employ a single-outrigger, double-outrigger, or double-hull configuration (see also catamaran ). The sailing canoes are an important part of the Polynesian heritage and are raced and sailed in Hawaii
Hawaii
, Tahiti
Tahiti
, Samoa
Samoa
and by the Māori of New Zealand
New Zealand
. They are also very popular in Puerto Rico
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Honolulu Star-Bulletin
The HONOLULU STAR-BULLETIN was a daily newspaper based in Honolulu , Hawaii
Hawaii
, United States. At the time publication ceased on June 6, 2010, it was the second largest daily newspaper in the state of Hawaiʻi (after the Honolulu Advertiser ). The Honolulu Star-Bulletin, along with a sister publication called MidWeek , was owned by Black Press of Victoria, British Columbia , Canada and administered by a council of local Hawaii
Hawaii
investors. The daily merged with the Advertiser on June 7, 2010, to form the Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Honolulu Star-Advertiser
, after Black Press's attempts to find a buyer fell through
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Wikidata
WIKIDATA is a collaboratively edited knowledge base operated by the Wikimedia Foundation . It is intended to provide a common source of data which can be used by Wikimedia projects such as , and by anyone else, under a public domain licence. This is similar to the way Wikimedia Commons
Wikimedia Commons
provides storage for media files and access to those files for all Wikimedia projects, and which are also freely available for reuse. Wikidata
Wikidata
is powered by the software Wikibase . CONTENTS * 1 Concepts * 2 Development history * 2.1 Phase 1 * 2.2 Phase 2 * 2.3 Phase 3 * 3 Reception * 4 Logo * 5 See also * 6 References * 7 Further reading * 8 External links CONCEPTS Screenshots Three statements from Wikidata\'s item on the planet Mars. Values include links to other items and to Wikimedia Commons
Wikimedia Commons

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The Plant List
THE PLANT LIST is a list of botanical names of species of plants created by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and the Missouri Botanical Garden and launched in 2010. It is intended to be comprehensive, that is, deal with all known names of species. There is a complementary project called the International Plant
Plant
Names Index , in which Kew is also involved. The IPNI aims to provide details of publication and does not aim to determine which are accepted species names. Newly published names are automatically added from IPNI to the World Checklist of Selected Plant Families , a database which underlies the Plant
Plant
List. CONTENTS * 1 Findings * 2 Public attention * 3 See also * 4 References * 5 External links FINDINGSThe Plant
Plant
List has 1,064,035 scientific plant names of species rank
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Tropicos
TROPICOS is an online botanical database containing taxonomic information on plants, mainly from the Neotropical ecozone (Central , and South America
South America
). It is maintained by the Missouri Botanical Garden and was established over 25 years ago. The database contains images and taxonomical and bibliographical data on more than 4.2 million herbarium specimens. In addition, it contains data on over 49,000 scientific publications. The database can be queried in English, French, and Spanish. The oldest records in the database go back to 1703. REFERENCES * ^ "Tropicos". Colecciones Bibliográficas para investigación biológica relacionadas y afines. Ciencias, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México . 2012-11-05
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Tree
In botany , a TREE is a perennial plant with an elongated stem, or trunk , supporting branches and leaves in most species. In some usages, the definition of a tree may be narrower, including only woody plants with secondary growth , plants that are usable as lumber or plants above a specified height. Trees are not a taxonomic group but include a variety of plant species that have independently evolved a woody trunk and branches as a way to tower above other plants to compete for sunlight. In looser senses, the taller palms , the tree ferns , bananas and bamboos are also trees. Trees tend to be long-lived, some reaching several thousand years old. The tallest known tree, a coast redwood named Hyperion , stands 115.6 m (379 ft) high. Trees have been in existence for 370 million years. It is estimated that there are just over 3 trillion mature trees in the world. A tree typically has many secondary branches supported clear of the ground by the trunk
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