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  • adjective Maire (attributive); used in taxonomic names for organisms that often have English names of the form "Maire's ..."


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Named in a pseudo-Latin manner for any of several naturalists named Maire, but especially French botanist and mycologist René Maire.


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  • Above the timberline, which reaches 2,700 m in Morocco and 2,100 m in Algeria, the vegetation is very rich in endemic species, dominated by cushion and thorny shrublands (Astragalus boissieri, A. numidicus, Vella mairei, and Arenaria pungens) and meadows (Festuca algeriensis and Festuca desertii).

    Mediterranean conifer and mixed forests

  • Globally endangered plants on site include Chinese hazelnut Corylus chinensis (EN), silverleaf cassia Cinnamomum mairei (EN), Sargent magnolia Magnolia sargentiana (EN), Wilson magnolia M. wilsonii (EN), palmate neocheiropteris Neocheiropteris palmatopedata (EN), bigcone spruce Picea neoveitchii (EN), and Chinese fern Sinopteris grevilleoides (EN).

    The Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries, China


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