Acrocomia totai is present in sandy soils of lowlands pampas of the north Photo: plantmaster. In some areas is found alongside Butias. Description Spiny and handsome palm from South America which produces seeds as hard as stones which are not at all easy to germinate. Once sprouted though, growth is fast and satisfying. Not endangered palm, the most notable characteristic is the large black spines on the trunk that are lost as the plant ages.

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Acrocomia Acrocomia is a genus of palms, native to the Neotropics , ranging from Mexico in the north, through Central America and the Caribbean , through South America south to Argentina. Acrocomia is a genus of spiny, pinnate-leaved palms which range from large trees to small palms with short, subterranean stems; the species bears branched inflorescences.

The unisexual flowers. Fruit are large, single-seeded, vary in colour from yellow, to orange, to brown. Acrocomia aculeata Lodd.

Totai Mart. Baker ex. He lived in Norway from , he died on July 5th, after 10 years of battling with pancreatic cancer. Each strand of this hair type grows in a angle-like helix shape; the overall effect is such that, compared to straight, wavy or curly hair, afro-textured hair appears denser. English adjectives such as "woolly", " kinky ", "nappy", or "spiralled" have been used to describe natural afro-textured hair.

More formally, the adjective ulotrichous refers to afro-textured hair, its antonym being leiotrichous. Jean Baptiste Bory de Saint-Vincent in introduced the scientific term Oulotrichi for the purpose of human taxonomy.

However, afro-textured hair is difficult to categorize because of the many different variations among individuals. Those variations include pattern, pattern size, strand diameter, feel. The chart below is the most used chart to help determine hair types: Different ethnic groups have observable differences in the structure and growth rate of hair. With regard to structure, all human hair has the same basic chemical composition in terms of keratin protein content.

Franbourg et al. Classical afro-textured hair has been found to be not as densely concentrated on the scalp as other follical types; the average density of afro-textured hair was found to be hairs per square centimeter. This was lower than that of Caucasian hair, which, on average, has hairs per square centimeter. Loussourarn found that afro-textured hair grows at an average rate of micrometers per day, whereas Caucasian hair grows at micrometers per day.

Shrinkage is most evident. The more coiled the hair texture, the higher its shrinkage. Afro-textured hair has a flattened cross-section and is finer, its ringlets can form tight circles with diameters of only a few millimeters. In humans worldwide, Asiatic hair is the most common, whereas afro-textured hair is the least common; this is because the former hair texture is typical of the large populations inhabiting East Asia as well as the indigenous peoples of the Americas.

Afro-textured hair strands can possess "torsion twists"; these torsion twists may prevent the hair strands from coiling into tight curls, instead separating them and allowing the hair as a whole to have a fluffier, more undefined look.

With regard to the hypothesized recent African origin of modern humans, the author argues that afro-textured hair was the original hair texture of all modern humans prior to the " Out-of-Africa " migration that populated the rest of the globe. According to Clarence, afro-textured hair may have been adaptive for the earliest modern humans in Africa because the sparse density of such hair, combined with its elastic helix shape, results in an airy effect; the resulting increased circulation of cool air onto the scalp may have thus served to facilitate the body-temperature-regulation system of hominids while they lived on the open savannah.

Afro-hair tends to shrink when dry. Many cultures in continental Africa developed hairstyles that defined status, or identity, in regards to age, wealth, social rank, marital status, fertility and death. Hair was groomed by those who understood the aesthetic standard, as the social implications of hair grooming were a significant part of community life.

Dense, thick and neatly groomed hair was something admired and sought after. Hair groomers possessed unique styling skills, allowing them to create a variety of designs that met the local cultural standards. Hair was dressed according to local culture. In many traditional cultures, communal grooming was a social event when a woman could socialize and strengthen bonds between hersel RA1 railbus RA1 - a series of rail buses that unified structurally with metrovagon.

It is produced by JSC " Metrovagonmash "; that is an independent mobile unit for the carriage of passengers. The term "Motor coach" is considered more correct by the majority of specialists; however PA1 is classified as " railbuses " in the JSC "Metrovagonmash" factory documentation.

Designed for the transport of passengers on non-electrified sections of railways and can be used for urban and interregional communication. Railbus have cabins at both ends of the car, do not require a turn. At the same time, RA1 can be operated singly and in the system of many units both; the family PA1 is represented by six models.

The body, the crew and the undercarriage are made on the basis of the " Yauza " subway wagons. Only three copies of this bus were issued for the first 4 years of production.

First unit was operated in motor-car depot South-Eastern Railway since August Second one entered the Kaliningrad Railway after testing at the experimental ring in Shcherbinka in June The third unit design documentation was developed, but release of unit was delayed.

The first and second "railbuses" had hydraulic transmission on board; the third unit designed for domestic nodes installation. All unitscopies had design different from each other; the first copy of RA1 was released with a Scharfenberg automatic coupler and high footrests. Further, this coupler was replaced by an automatic coupler " SA-3 ". Third unit was sent for Dubna city operations.

There was a break in , because the rail buses went into series and became entering to many roads of the rail network by small lots. No less than 38 RA1 rail buses have been manufactured at October ; the number was reached 91 units at the end of The company was a car repair business founded in by brothers Stanley and Laughton Goodwin but grew to make munitions during World War I and entered the car building business with the coming of peace and the post-war boom; the car was aimed at the top end of the Cyclecar market and so was fitted with a four-cylinder, water-cooled engine.

The first batch of cars had side-valve , straight four, Dorman engines of cc with the remainder using Belgian Peters cc engines; these were in-unit with a gearbox, either of two-speed epicyclic or three-speed conventional type and drove the single rear wheel by a shaft and bevel gears. The open two-seater body with dickey seat had a smart nickel-plated radiator and electric lighting and was attached on a chassis with the suspension using quarter elliptic leaf springs at the front and semi elliptic at the rear.

Unusually for a cyclecar, artillery wheels were used rather than wire-spoked ones. The car was exhibited at the London Motor Show and a reputed 2, orders were taken.

Not all these were confirmed and it is estimated that around were made. Two are known to survive. A prototype of a four-wheel version never went into production; the company closed in In August the Castle Three Motor Company Limited was incorporated in Alnwick, Northumberland with plans to develop and sell new generation three-wheeled sports cars for the recreational and motor sport markets.

The flight was recorded as passing Middleton Island in the Gulf of Alaska. Around 4pm, a distress call was received by the pilot of a Northwest Orient Airlines passenger aircraft; the reception was poor, but the Northwest captain made out the sentence: "As long as we have to land, we might as well land here. The C was flying without visual references, using a radio beacon and a stopwatch. There was no further communication from the C and it failed to arrive at Elmendorf as scheduled. The severe weather continued for three days, so searching was only able to begin on November The pair spotted the tail section of the C sticking out of the snow at an elevation of about 8, feet, close to the summit of Mount Gannett.

Sullivan and Moore recorded the location as being on the Surprise Glacier , which flows south and empties into Harriman Fjord. However, the rediscovery of the remains of the aircraft at the foot of Colony Glacier , where it enters Lake George , suggests that the actual crash location was a little further north on the Mount Gannett ice field, sufficient for the debris to be carried 12 miles down the north-flowing Colony Glacier over the subsequent 60 years.

Moore, a mountaineer and pilot as well as president of the University of Alaska , told journalists the C "obviously was flying at full speed" and appeared to have slid down the cliffs of Mount Gannett and exploded. Wreckage was spread across several acres of the glacier. Moore surmised. It seemed clear. Sullivan noted that recovery of remains would be difficult as the glacier was covered by fresh snow eight feet deep.

Near the remains of the aircraft, drifted snow was piled up to hundreds of feet; the crash had triggered avalanches that had further buried the remains. At the time, this was only the second fatal accident for the C, was by far the worst. However, the following year saw more deadly crashes at Moses Lake and Tachikawa , Overall, this was the fourth-worst accident involving a Douglas C On June 9, , the crew of an Alaska Army National Guard helicopter on a training mission noticed a large yellow survival raft on the surface of the Colony Glacier above Inner Lake George; the site was nearly 14 miles from the crash location.

The National Guard sent a team on foot to examine the site and they retrieved items that were identified as being from the crashed C On June 18, , after two seasons of operations on the glacier, the Department of Defense announced that the remains of 17 of the victims had been identified and would be returned to their families for burial.

Tachikawa air disaster, a June air accident involving a C Scott, Steve; the Longest Flight Home. Author House. ISBN X. Tonja Anderson-Dell. Gifts From a Glacier. Richter Publishing.



Acrocomia Acrocomia is a genus of palms, native to the Neotropics , ranging from Mexico in the north, through Central America and the Caribbean , through South America south to Argentina. Acrocomia is a genus of spiny, pinnate-leaved palms which range from large trees to small palms with short, subterranean stems; the species bears branched inflorescences. The unisexual flowers. Fruit are large, single-seeded, vary in colour from yellow, to orange, to brown. Acrocomia aculeata Lodd.


Acrocomia aculeata

The seed has a 1. By using this arocomia, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Share this post Link to post Share on other sites. Looks like a protected area from the cold winds. Seedlings can arise with either an entire strap leaf leaf, or bifid leaf. Back acrocommia Palm Encyclopedia.



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