Kiwi Chinese gooseberry – Most often cultivated Actinidia deliciosa

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Kiwi Chinese gooseberry – Most often cultivated Actinidia deliciosa

Kiwi Chinese gooseberry – With over 50 species of kiwi, the most popular is Actindia deliciosa. In China, the fruits of woody Actinidia vines with a green jelly-like flesh in a rough skin have been eaten for a long time. With time, this Chinese gooseberry was cultivated in New Zealand. There, American soldiers stomped on it, stationed on the island during World War II. In the 1960s, farmers introduced these fruits to their export offer. But to increase their market attractiveness, they changed their name to kiwi. Today, New Zealand is one of the largest kiwi exporters in the world, and its symbol is the non-flying kiwi birds.

Giant Saguaro cactus – Symbol of American deserts

Giant Saguaro cactus - Saguaro National Park, Rincon ValleyGiant Saguaro cactus - Sentinel Peak, Tucson, ArizonaGiant Saguaro cactus - Arizona - Saguaro Cactus
 
 
 
 
 
Giant Saguaro cactus - Pachycereus pringlei, Sonora, MexicoGiant Saguaro cactus - Pachycereus pringlei with osprey nestGiant Saguaro cactus - Pachycereus pringlei, Rancho Punta Estrella, San Felipe, California, Mexico

Giant Saguaro cactus – Symbol of American deserts

Giant Saguaro cactus – It’s a symbol of American desert landscapes. Fascinates with its uniqueness both locals and tourists. Saguaro (Carnegiea gigantea), is the only representative of the genus Carnegiea, the highest cactus in the world. It reaches a height of 20 meters and is a decoration of desert scenery, especially Sonora and other parts of Arizona and California. Although it is not an endangered species, America is particularly concerned about its protection.
In the first place classification of the highest cactus in the world is a 150-year-old giant carnival, which grew in Arizona and reached the height of 23.8 meters. This admirable cactus fell victim to unfavorable weather conditions in 1986. Although it is still an invincible record holder, some species are trying to catch up with him. For example, the leader of the genus Pachycereus pringlei, reached 19.2 meters.

Neolithic swastikas – Oldest from the fifth century BC

Neolithic swastikas - Sican Vessel in the Huaca Rajada Site Museum

Neolithic swastikas – Oldest from the fifth century BC

Neolithic swastikas – One of the oldest swastika comes from the fifth century BC from the Neolithic period. In Iran and in the Baltic countries swastika appear on the ceramic shell. In southern Europe it also worshiped the ancient Hittites and the Greeks. Sign can also find on the American continent in the symbolism of the North American Navajo. The very word swastika comes from Sanskrit and originally meant happiness.