Los Alamos y cottonwood trees

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Are these the same trees'

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updated MAR 29, 2010
posted by Lyndelle

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James-Santia is right. The same thing happens with blueberries and other similar berries which are all enclosed by the term of "Arándanos" in the Spanish language. Although most of the berries encompassed in such term have indeed individual names, the blueberry is often translated as "Mora Azul", which is not necessarily how it is known in the Spanish world, but as "arándano".

updated MAR 29, 2010
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posted by danielgalan
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Lyndelle, botanical names often do not map perfectly between languages. Two plants that are distinct in one language may be lumped together in another language. The naming of plants (and animals, to a lesser degree) reflects the importance of those plants in a culture.

Cottonwoods are three species of poplar (álamo), and they belong to the same genus (Populus) as the poplar, so it isn't surprising that the don't have a distinct name in Spanish. My dictionary glosses cottonwood as álamo de Virginia.

updated AGO 11, 2008
posted by 00bacfba
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Grácias! Yo pienso que no. Los alamos nosotros llamamos "poplar". Los alamos estan usado por windbreaks al lado de los campos y caminos.

Los Cottonwood son arboles que crezcan muy cerca de mi compartamento. Muchas de ellos. Con otro arboles como Russian Olive, honeysuckle, y más. Los ciudaños se llaman esta area The Boys' Jungle, pero no es en verdad un bosque. No hay liones, tigres, monos o pajaros exoticos alla, pero hay el rio se llaman Powder. Los cottonwoods crecen al lado de los rios. Necesitan mucho aqua de bajo el suelo. .

No sé exactamente como llamarla a esa area. No bosque, pero quizás selva? woods? arboleda? No es muy grande. Solo one American block.

Muchas grácias por las pics.

updated AGO 10, 2008
posted by Lyndelle
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updated AGO 10, 2008
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