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The Hitchhiking Game – A Short Story by Milan Kundera

An excerpt from the short story titled “The Hitchhiking Game” by important Czech writer Milan Kundera, included in the author’s collection “Laughable Loves”, is given here, along with its film adaptation as a short film by Darian Lane. The “Laughable Loves” include seven short stories and as book published in 1969.

Rafflesia arnoldii (Stinking Corpse Lily), The Giant Flower

Rafflesia arnoldii, The Largest Flower in the World

The largest simple flower of the plant kingdom, Rafflesia arnoldii (Stinking Corpse Lily or Corpse Flower), belongs to a genus of parasitic plants with many peculiarities, which arouse the curiosity of systematic researchers as well as its simple observers, who stand in front of it with awe and admiration.

Μελανή Κηλίδωση της Τριανταφυλλιάς (Diplocarpon rosae) στα Φύλλα του Φυτού

Diplocarpon rosae (Black Spot of Rose) Fungus

The Diplocarpon rosae (Black Spot of Rose) is a special disease of the plant (and a big headache for its growers), since this pathogen ascomycete fungus lives exclusively in it, causing great damage, especially in field crops, reaching up to total defoliation, significantly degrading the quality of the growing product.

Κοράλι ή Ρουσέλια (Russelia equisetiformis), τα Άνθη του Φυτού

Firecracker Plant (Russelia equisetiformis) – Description & Uses

It may have gone out of fashion, but it’s not going out of style: Firecracker Plant or Fountainbush remains an attractive shrub with “unsubmissive” form and flowering – at its peak – almost cataclysmic. However, apart from the ornamental value of the plant, its medicinal and environmental contribution are also of great interest.

Ο Πλατυκώδων ο μεγανθής (Platycodon grandiflorus) με Άνθη

Platycodon grandiflorus (Balloon Flower) – Description & Uses

Platycodon grandiflorus (Balloon Flower), the only representative of its genus, is an excellent herbaceous plant, with great ornamental and other practical -therapeutic and edible- properties, whose dominant decorative element is the large blue flowers, both in the phase of formation and in phase of full bloom.

New Zealand Hebe (Hebe speciosa) in Blooming

New Zealand Hebe (Hebe speciosa) – Description and Uses

The New Zealand Hebe (Hebe speciosa) is a wonderful garden and landscape plant, with excellent aesthetic and functional characteristics – among others -, which almost obliges the always tireless editorial team of “Kalliergeia” to dedicate the following article to this ornamental and its utilization.


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The cultivated species is called Sisal and is Agave sisalana (Agave sisalana), a textile plant of the tropical and subtropical regions. Brazil is the largest producer country in world.

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