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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of many-rayed starfishes, of the family Asteriid√¶, containing such species as H. kubiniji and H. microbrachia, of the Pacific coast of North America; the sun-stars.


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  • The most abundant species in the area are: Croton heliaster, Borreria cumanensis, Caesalpinia mollis, Randia gaumeri; Jacquinia. aristata, Caesalpinia.

    Paraguana xeric scrub

  • The 24-rayed sunstar (heliaster solaris) is likely extinct. News


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