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Host Common Name: Horsetail. Scourina Rush 
Host Scientific Name: Equisetum hyemale  
Sample Type: Plant/Weed 
Country: USA 
State/Province: Florida 
City: Gainesville 
Collection Date: 01/15/2008 
Additional Description: The equisetales attained their evolutionary zenith in the later Paleozoic Era more than 300 million years ago -- long before dinosaurs appeared. Some grew into trees. Today, only about 2 dozen species remain, most growing like rushes in moist areas. Because their stems are rich in silica, they were crumpled and used as scouring pads in earlier times. (Photos were taken in Kanapaha Botanical Gardens.) 
Photographers/Video producers: Jiannong Xin 
Submitter: Jiannong Xin 
Submission Date: 01/29/2008 
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