northanger (northanger) wrote,

Lhasa, China (TAR)

if male dragon (pestilent dust) = enochian gates, female dragon (lady fish) = abjad shields, then barker-spiral = lasso? Lhasa.

Lhasa is Tibet's traditional capital and the capital of Tibet Autonomous Region. Lhasa on same time zone as Wenzhou (UTC + 8.0 Hours). Ascendant 24LE09 & Regulus 29LE52. 827 Lhasa chart (pdf).

what is zero point?


one idea: zero point = Lhasa-Pholus-Eros at Scorpio 26° & Imum Coeli-Ceres at 21°. Lhasa chart v2 (pdf). zero point determines the first house. normally, this is the sign of the ascendant. i mention elsewhere about using Part of Fortune as zero point.


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The second-best thing was to fight and win. But the first-best thing was to fight the fight worth fighting. — The Woman who Loved the Centaur Pholus, Gene Wolfe

Holy Dude Dalai Lama has "deep knowledge of flowers and in particular, orchids". there's also a Himalayan Orchid.

better idea?: Orchis 27SC16 (Scorpio 27° - Anus) :: 111=ORCHID; Scorpio 26° (Lhasa-Pholus-Eros) = Perineum; orchid from L. orchis, a kind of orchid, from Gk. orkhis (gen. orkheos) "orchid," lit. "testicle," from PIE *orghi-, the standard root for "testicle". perineum Gr. perinaion = the perineum; probably from peri = around, and naiein = to dwell. The Greek perina = scrotum was probably from the same root. asteroid #1080 Orchis discovered 30-August-1927 in Heidelberg by K. Reinmuth.

AQ 1080 = And in the Book of Enoch was first given the wisdom of the New Aeon

The Cry of the 6th Aethyr, Which is Called MAZ :: There cometh into the stone the great Angel whose name is Av, and in him there are symbols which strive for mastery, — Sulphur and the Pentagram, and they are harmonized by the Swastika. These symbols are found both in the name of Av and in the name of the Aethyr. Thus he is neither Horus nor Osiris. He is called the radiance of Thoth; and this Aethyr is very hard to understand, for the images form and dissolve more rapidly than lightning. These images are the illusions made by the Ape of Thoth. And this I understand, that I am not worthy to receive the mysteries of this Aethyr. And all this which I have seen (being all the thoughts that I have ever thought) is, as it were, a guardian of the Aethyr ... Now it seems that the centre of infinite space is that Urn, and Hadit is the fire that hath burnt up the book Tarot. For in the book Tarot was preserved all of the wisdom (for the Tarot was called the Book of Thoth), of the Aeon that is passed. And in the Book of Enoch was first given the wisdom of the New Aeon.



google cache :: I have read that there are a few orchids in Asia and Australia which are mycotrophic or symbiotic (?) with a fungus which is definitely parasitic on a third plant, thus laundering the orchid's reputation. As I recall there are orchids in new Zew Zealand which are parasitic on a fungus which in turn is parasitic on a bush or a tree. Such orchids are called epiparasitic. Emma Campbell of Massey University published several papers on the subject some years ago.

Orchids and Fungi :: What is a fungus? The mushroom we eat is the fruit (also known as the "perfect state") of a larger organism, which has hollow branched filaments called hyphae that form networks in the soil; the bracket fungus we see is the fruit of a larger organism whose hyphae thread the dead bark and wood of the tree ... The study of fungi is mycology, and many words referring to fungi have "myc-" in them. Mycorrhizas. If you read about orchids you can't escape phrases like "fungal associations", and "pine needle layer rich in fungal hyphae". In fact the roots of most vascular plants have evolved in association with soil fungi. The resulting combined structures are called mycorrhizas ("fungus-roots"). There are seven main kinds of mycorrhizas, the four most carefully studied involving crop plants, forest trees, heaths and orchids. Many orchid mycorrhizal fungi belong to the form genera Rhizoctonia, Epulorrhiza, or Ceratorhiza ... Orchids require the relationship with a fungus for their existence. The importance differs among species, the "infection" by the fungus being heaviest in temperate terrestrials, but light in tropical epiphytes. The relationship is essential for the germination of the seed of all orchids in the wild, and remains essential for a few species throughout life.

Mycology - Orchid Function :: Germination of Seed. Seeds of orchids are undifferentiated, and lack significant reserves of nutrients. Germination depends on colonisation by a specific mycorrhizal fungus. Germination follows a similar pattern in most cases. The seed imbibes water. The fungus penetrates the testa of the seed and enters either through epidermal hairs or the suspensor of the undifferentiated embryo. The fungus forms a tight coil or peleton following invagination of the plasmamembrane and extension into the cell. The peleton remains active for some time, but then collapses. The fungus colonises further cells, and the mycorrhiza spreads.

An orchid–fungus marriage – physical promiscuity, conflict and cheating (pdf) :: The dazzling forms and colours of numerous orchid species have fascinated people for centuries. My own familiarity with these plants began in earliest childhood in southern France, when I encountered Ophrys apifera for the first time – I still remember the truly magical moment and the exact place where I found this strangely shaped flower, which resembles a female bee. Many years later, studying botany, I learned that the exquisite shapes and colours that distinguish most orchid flowers are indeed a ‘sexual device’ that have evolved for the sole purpose of attracting male pollinators and maintaining species isolation. I also discovered the existence of that other puzzling and intimate association, the obligate dependency of orchids on fungi for at least part of their life cycle (demonstrated in the early part of the last century by the French scientist Noël Bernard (Bernard, 1909)).

Recent methodological advances in molecular fingerprinting, isotopic labelling and manipulation of orchid seeds now enable the systematic analysis of orchid-fungus interactions in the field. In this issue, McKendrick et al. (pp. 233–247) make a very important contribution to the emerging, detailed picture of the interactions between orchids and their fungal symbionts, providing a theoretical framework for thinking about the dynamic interactions in the early stages of symbiotic development. They have examined the ontogeny of the bird’s nest orchid (Neottia nidus-avis), an achlorophyllous species, and identified the fungal symbionts from both seedlings and adult plants. With a reliable chronology in place for N. nidus-avis, it can be used as a model system that is appropriate for addressing a wide array of ecological and evolutionary questions about cheaters in mycorrhizal mutualisms.

The Orchidaceae, according to the classification of Dressler (1993), at an estimated 20 000 species, are one of the largest angiosperm families. They exhibit large variations in their floral features, life forms, habitat distributions and trophic patterns. In addition to autotrophic species, the Orchidaceae also contain a large number of achlorophyllous species which have, partially or completely, lost their ability to photosynthesize. Where the loss is total, the species are termed ‘myco-heterotrophic’ because their immediate source of reduced carbon is provided by associated fungi (Leake, 1994; Smith & Read, 1997). The bird’s nest orchid is a terrestrial leafless species that is clearly a myco-heterotrophic plant for all of its life cycle.

Parasitic orchids and research :: Orchids may be epiphytic, terrestrial, lithophytic, semi-aquatic, saprophytic or subterranean. They are never parasitic and, indeed, the majority of the 25,000 species are actually epiphytic. The word epiphyte is derived from the Greek words "epi" meaning upon and "phyte" meaning plant. The word parasite is derived from the Greek word "parasitos", which is itself derived from two Greek words - "para" meaning beside and "sitos" meaning food. Epiphytes simply grow on other plants. Plant parasites derive substantial parts of their nourishment from the plants whose tissues are invaded. No, this is not a treatise on orchid biology but rather a matter of joining the "debate" on the subject of research. Having spent over five decades on research on the biota of the country, and supervised 29 UWI research postgraduate degrees, it is difficult to come to terms with the reality that I may not have been conducting research. You see one "authority" on the subject says "Research is about invention, creating something new" and I have not created a single invention or something new! Alas, I have been a parasite on the people of Trinidad and Tobago, and a waster of their resources, rather I suppose like the parasitic orchids.

Divergence in mycorrhizal specialization within Hexalectris spicata (Orchidaceae), a nonphotosynthetic desert orchid :: Evidence is accumulating for specialized yet evolutionarily dynamic associations between orchids and their mycorrhizal fungi. However, the frequency of tight mycorrhizal specificity and the phylogenetic scale of changes in specificity within the Orchidaceae are presently unknown.

Orchid Gallery - Aerides odorata :: Most of the commonly cultivated orchids are epiphytes, meaning they grow on tree trunks rather than in soil, deriving all of their nutrients from the air. This epiphyte is seen in its natural environment, wrapped lasso-like around a thick branch. Aerides odorata occurs throughout tropical Asia in colors of every stripe, from the purest white to the deepest purple.

Hinged Dragon Orchid :: Current status: Caladenia drakeoides was declared as Rare Flora in September 1986 as Drakonorchis drakeoides ms (it has now been placed back in Caladenia) and ranked as Critically Endangered in November 1998. It currently meets World Conservation Union Red List Category 'CR' under criteria B2ab(ii,iii,iv,v) due to its small area of occupancy, the populations being severely fragmented and an observed decline in area of occupancy, quality of habitat, number of subpopulations and number of mature individuals. The species is currently known from nine populations in the Moora District, eight populations in the Merredin District and one population in the Katanning District. The main threats are inappropriate fire regimes, rising saline water tables, grazing, degraded habitat, weeds, poor recruitment and limited genetic diversity.

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