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Biogeography of Tecophilaeaceae

Biogeography of Tecophilaeaceae

Tecophilaeaceae is a small family with a peculiar disjunct distribution in California, Chile and southern and tropical mainland Africa, and occurs mainly in arid regions, including three Mediterranean-type ecosystems...

Friedrich Justin Bertuch, Bilderbuch für Kinder, 1790–1830.


In biology, matters are rarely either good or bad; oftentimes they may be both at once (albeit usually for different organisms). Take for instance hydrogen cyanide, which is widely regarded to be rather bad since it is...