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The scientific name for the avocado is Persea americana, which means "alligator pear" in Latin. The name suggests that its roots lie in the Americas, or more specifically, Southern Mexico and Central America. Evidence su... More »

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Kingdom fungi is not a type of fungi. It is a kingdom like the animal or plant kingdom, and the scientific name of each type of fungi depends on which particular fungi is being used as an example. More »

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Verruca is the medical word for wart, and this word comes from Latin. Verruca vulgaris refers to a common wart. Warts are caused by a virus called human papillomavirus or HPV. More »

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A Korean pear is the fruit of the Pyrus pyrifolia tree. It is a fruit that resembles an apple in shape and is golden in color. The fruit is both crunchy and juicy. More »

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Follow these steps to grow a plant from an avocado stone. Remember that it takes a very long time (up to 15 years) for the plant to produce fruit and that the avocados produced may be very different from the original var... More »

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The scientific name for the genus of mint plants is Mentha. Each distinct species of mint has its own scientific name. Peppermint's scientific name, for example, is Mentha piperita, while Mentha spicata is spearmint. More »

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The scientific name of lemon tree is Citrus limon. Lemon trees thrive in USDA hardiness zones 9 to 11, and they grow up to 20 feet tall. More »

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