from The Century Dictionary.

  • A name given by Latreille, 1802, to a group of hymenopterous insects in which the abdomen of the females and neuters is armed with a sting, consisting of two fine spicula with reverted barbs, connected with a poison-reservoir. The group includes bees and wasps.
  • In mammalogy, an artificial group of spiny rodents, composed of the genera Hystrix and Loncheres.


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  • _] 201 [Animals that have a sting are called aculeata animalis.

    The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

  • A rich variety of northern Tunisian plant species includes the endemic Teucrium schoenenbergeri and Crypsis aculeata.

    Ichkeul National Park, Tunisia

  • Exotic plant species recorded from the region include rubber vine (Cryptostegia grandiflora), mother of millions (Bryophyllum tubiflorum), and parkinsonia (Parkinsonia aculeata).

    Eastern Australia mulga shrublands

  • Other weeds include the noogoora burr (Xanthium strumarium), parkinsonia (Parkinsonia aculeata), bellyache bush (Jatropha gossypifolia), and castor oil plant (Ricinus communis), all of which are especially concentrated in riparian and wetland areas.

    Victoria Plains tropical savanna

  • A palm swamp often develops with a sparse arboreal layer and groups of palms of the species Mauritia flexuosa and Mauritiella aculeata.

    Noel Kempff Mercado National Park, Bolivia

  • Around Turimiquire massif, some frequent species are: Taebuia billbergii, Bourreria cumanensis, Bauhinia aculeata, Pereskia guamacho and Bursera simaruba.

    Araya and Paria xeric scrub

  • Woody species in the better drained savannas and woodlands include Tabebuia ochracea, Luehea paniculata, Acacia albicorticata, Acrocomia aculeata, Astronium fraxinifolium, Cordia glabrata, Pithecellobium scalare, Pseudobombax marginatum, and Samanea tubulosa.

    Beni savanna

  • These low forests are dominated by species of Mauritia flexuosa or Mauritiella aculeata or by dense associations of Euterpe catinga var. catinga, Iriartea setigera, and Socratea exorrhiza.

    Negro-Branco moist forests

  • Copernicia alba, Mauritia flexuosa or Mauritiella aculeata are common, each in unique ecological settings.

    Beni savanna

  • The status of rare and endangered flora such as the populations of Saussurea obvallata, Meconopsis aculeata, Cypripedium cordigerum, Dactlyorhiza hatagirea, Aconitum spp. in permanent plots;

    Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National Park, India


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