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Medicinal Plants of North America - Great Angelica

4 Jun 2021 4 minute read 1 comment tych0_21

BACKGROUND & ECOLOGY:   Known Range   Great Angelica (Angelica atropurpurea), also known as Purplestem Angelica, is a biennial flowering plant species native to Eastern North America from Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada to North Carolina, USA an...

Turkey tail (Trametes versicolor)

18 Mar 2021 1 minute read 3 comments tych0_21

This is an infographic/ID aid that I made for the relatively common shelf fungi, turkey tail. This fungi has been used since at least 500 B.C. for its apparent revitalizing effect. Contemporary research on compounds derived from the species, includin...

Conscious Caffeine #20 - Sarchimor

23 Feb 2021 1 minute read 2 comments tych0_21

Sarchimor Rather than a single variety, the term 'Sarmichor' refers to the subset of coffee varieties derived from the successful cross of the Villa Sarchi and Timor Hybrid coffee varieties. In effort to preempt the global spread of coffee leaf rust,...

Conscious Caffeine #19 - Pacamara

22 Feb 2021 1 minute read 1 comment tych0_21

Pacamara The Pacamara variety is the result of a cross between the Pacas and Maragogipe varieties first cultivated by the Salvadoran Institute of Coffee Research in the 1950s. While the variety inherits its short stature and high productively from th...

Conscious Caffeine #18 - Villa Sarchi

19 Feb 2021 1 minute read 0 comments tych0_21

Villa Sarchi Like Caturra, and Pacas, Villa Sarchi is a dwarf Bourbon mutant variety that exhibits a short stature and densely packed internodes as the result of a single-gene mutation. The compact shape and sturdy branches of this cultivar make it p...

Conscious Caffeine #17 - Pacas

19 Feb 2021 1 minute read 0 comments tych0_21

Pacas Pacas is a natural mutant varietal of the Bourbon lineage that was originally discovered on farmland owned by the Pacas family located in the Santa Ana region of El Salvador in 1949. Just over a decade later, in 1960, the Salvadoran Institute f...

Conscious Caffeine #16 - Timor Hybrid

16 Feb 2021 1 minute read 0 comments tych0_21

Timor Hybrid Also known as "Tim Tim" throughout Latin America, the Timor Hybrid is a genetically unique and historically significant coffee variety discovered on the Island of Timor in 1920. As the first waves of coffee leaf rust virus began to sweep...

Conscious Caffeine #15 - Maragogipe

16 Feb 2021 1 minute read 0 comments tych0_21

Maragogipe The Maragogipe coffee variety is believed to be a natural mutant variety of Typica that was discovered outside the municipality of Maragogipe, Bahia, Brazil in 1870. Maragogipe is sometimes referred to as the "elephant bean" variety as a...

Conscious Caffeine #14 - Java

13 Feb 2021 1 minute read 0 comments tych0_21

Java Owing its name to the Indonesian island of Java, the variety was first introduced to the region by Dutch botonist, P. J. S. Cramer in 1928. Selected from an Ethiopian landrace known as Abysinia, the descendants of these trees would go on to be i...

Conscious Caffeine #13 - Kona

13 Feb 2021 1 minute read 0 comments tych0_21

Kona With a steady stream of moist, tropical air supplied from the Pacific Ocean, the cloud forests than span the western volcanic slopes of the Island of Hawaii produce unique soil and microclimate conditions that many consider to be produce the fin...