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An ancient Persian unit of distance, usually estimated at 3.5 miles (5.6 kilometers).

[Latin parasanga, from Greek parasangēs, of Iranian origin.]


(Units) a Persian unit of distance equal to about 5.5 km or 3.4 miles
[C16: via Latin and Greek from a Persian word related to modern Persian farsang]
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These were they that dwelt in Hyria and rocky Aulis, and who held Schoenus, Scolus, and the highlands of Eteonus, with Thespeia, Graia, and the fair city of Mycalessus.
The taxa of tribe Schoeneae (excluding Carpha and Trianoptiles) form a clade with 6 subclades (the Caustis, Gahnia, Lepidosperma, Schoenus, Tricostularia and Oreobolus clades) in our ML and BI analyses, but only with weak support (BS 71%, PP 0.65).
Mae 'na amrywiaeth dirifedi o blanhigion yn tyfu yma gan gynnwys y gorsfrwynen ddu (Schoenus nigricans; Black Bog Rush) sy'n denu'r pryfed tan neu'r magiod.
Two species must be highlighted for their biogeographical significance in relation to NVald: Schoenus rhynchosporoides and Chusquea montana, the latter a typical taxon of bogs usually cited as Chusquea nigricans.
The understory was dominated by sedges and grasses, including bushy bluestem (Andropogon glomeratus), Lindheimer's muhly (Muhlenbergia lindheimeri), beaked spikerush (Eleocharis rostellata), black bogrush (Schoenus nigricans), Canada spikesedge (Eleocharis geniculata), showy whitetop (Rhynchospora nivea), western umbrella-sedge (Fuirena simplex), sawgrass (Cladium mariscus), knotted spikerush (Eleocharis interstincta), and fragrant sage (Cyperus odoratus).
Piccoli, "Silicon in developing nuts ofthe sedge Schoenus nigricans," Journal of Plant Physiology, vol.
1814) *(11) Kilian & Kilian, 1984 Clathria (Thalysias) minuta INV-POR 0548 (van Soest, 1984) * Clathria (Thalysias) venosa (Alcolado, 1984) ** Clathria (Thalysias) schoenus (de Laubenfels, 1936) ** Family Raspailiidae Subfamily Raspailiiniae Ectyoplasia ferox Zea.
Amphiscirpus 1/0; Bolboschoenus 2/0; Bulbostylis 14/4; Calyptrocarya 1/0; Carex 124 (128)/51; Cladium 2/0; Cyperus 85 (88)/16 (17); Cypringlea 3/3; Eleocharis 49/12; Fimbristylis 14/3; Fuirena 7 (8)/2; Hypolytrum 1/0; Isolepis 2/0; Karinia 1/1 Kyllinga 3/0; Lipocarpha 5/0; Oxycaryum 1/0; Pycreus 9/1; Remirea 1/0; Rhynchospora 48 (52)/8; Schoenoplectiella 2/0; Schoenoplectus 5/0; Schoenus 1/0; Scirpus 3/0; Scleria 26/2; Uncinia 3/0
caerulea communities species of alkaline fens belonging to the class Scheuchzerio-Carietea nigrae, order Caricetalia davalliana, alliance Caricion davallianae, e.g., Eriophorum latifolium, Primula farinosa, Carex flava, Schoenus ferrugineus, and Epipactis palustris were rather frequent.
In the case of the few water-loving species whose primary habitat is gravel wadi beds, particularly Saccharum griffithii, Nerium oleander, Arundo donax, Schoenus nigricans, Juncus socotranus and Doellia bovei, their absence in the Ru'us al-Jibal is probably due directly to the extreme scarcity of shallow groundwater in the wadis of the Ru'us al-Jibal, which in turn is attributable to the karst hydrology of the carbonate bedrock, involving internal solution channels.
Plants including black bog rush (Schoenus nigricans), blunt-flowered rush (Juncus subnodulosus), quaking grass (Briza media) and common butterwort (Pinguicula vulgaris) have been recorded, while protected species like great-crested newt, water vole, and adder breed at the reserve.
* * * * (large tussock spp.) Polyscias murrayi * Pomaderris aspera * * Prostanthera lasianthos * * * Prostanthera striatiflora * Pseudognaphalium * * * * luteo-album Pseudoweinmannia * lachnocarpa Psoralea patens * Pterocaulon sphacelatum * Ripogonum album * Rulingia dasyphylla * * * Sarcostemma australe * Schoenus melanostachys * * Spartothamnella juncea * * * Spinifex sericeus * Stephania japonica * * * var.