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Pata-de-Elefante - Planta Arbustiva

English translation: Ponytail Palm

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Portuguese term or phrase:Pata-de-Elefante - Planta Arbustiva
English translation:Ponytail Palm
Entered by: Irene B
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18:45 Apr 15, 2008
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Botany / Botany
Portuguese term or phrase: Pata-de-Elefante - Planta Arbustiva
Gostaria de saber a tradução, do português para o inglês, de "pata-de-elefante", uma árvore cujo nome científico é beaucarnea recurvata. Eis alguns dados sobre a árvore: "é uma planta arbustiva, de textura semi-lenhosa e aspecto escultural. Apesar de se assemelhar com as palmeiras, a pata-de-elefante não é uma palmeira verdadeira. Ela é considerada um arbusto ou arvoreta, que pode alcançar cerca de 5 metros de altura quando adulta. Seu tronco é muito ornamental, geralmente único com a base dilatada, para o armazenamento de água. Uma adaptação para sobreviver por longos períodos de estiagem."
Desde já agradeço a colaboração dos colegas.
Irene B
Local time: 11:06
Ponytail Palm
Explanation:
The most common of several names...

Beaucarnea recurvata (often called the ponytail palm in English, even though it is not a true palm) is a species of Beaucarnea often grown as a houseplant ...
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beaucarnea_recurvata

Beaucarnea recurvata - Ponytail Palm - Agavaceae
Beaucarnea recurvata, or Ponytail Palm, is native to Mexico. Beacarneas are closely related to Yuccas and thrive under the same conditions. ...
www.plantoftheweek.org/week191.shtml

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Ponytail Palm


Explanation:
The most common of several names...

Beaucarnea recurvata (often called the ponytail palm in English, even though it is not a true palm) is a species of Beaucarnea often grown as a houseplant ...
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beaucarnea_recurvata

Beaucarnea recurvata - Ponytail Palm - Agavaceae
Beaucarnea recurvata, or Ponytail Palm, is native to Mexico. Beacarneas are closely related to Yuccas and thrive under the same conditions. ...
www.plantoftheweek.org/week191.shtml

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Note added at 9 mins (2008-04-15 18:55:12 GMT) Post-grading
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Thanks :))))))))))))))))))

R-i-c-h-a-r-d
Brazil
Local time: 11:06
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 28
Grading comment
Agree!!!!!!!!!

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