Isolation of ecdysterone in large amounts from the zoanthid Gerardia
Further carbon-dating measurements from layers deep inside the corals then revealed the oldest Gerardia
samples to be 2742 years old, while the Leiopathes had been growing for a whopping 4265 years.
In 2006, the group reported that a sample of a Gerardia
species, one of the gold corals prized for jewelry, had lived around 2,700 years.
The two teamed up when the Weed Watchers mapped the Sayville Grasslands, which is home to sandplain gerardia
, a plant on the Federal endangered species list.
secundum from the Makapuu Bed, and 150 kg of Gerardia
On the coast of Africa, and especially off the Canary Islands, the community has a bathymetric distribution similar to that in the Mediterranean, although between 197-394 ft (60-120 m) depth there is a similar structural base, in which the dominant upright species are red madrepore Dendropyhyllia ramea, the black coral Antipathes wollastoni, and the zooantharian Gerardia
They are Betula populifolia (gray birch), Carex scabrata, Corallorrhiza trifida (coral root), Gerardia
pedicularia ambigens (clammy false foxglove), Hemicarpa drummondii, Hippuris vulgaris (mare's tail), Lechea stricta (bush pinweed), Lemna perpusilla (least duckweed), Linnaea borealis (twin flower), Lonicera canadensis (American fly honeysuckle), Oryzopsis pungens (short-horned rice grass), Panicum lucidum (bog panic grass), Psilocarya nitens (bald rush), Pyrola secunda (one-sided shinleaf), Scleria reticularis (netted nut rush), Shepherdia canadensis (russet buffaloberry), Trillium cernuum macranthum (nodding trillium), and Utricularia resu pinata (small purple bladderwort).
This site contains at least 28 state-listed threatened or endangered species, including 90 percent of all populations of the federally-listed sandplain gerardia