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aciculatus (m)

Dictionary of Botanical Epithets


Opuntia aciculata

Derives from the Latin word “acicula” which means “a small pin for a headdress”, and the adjectival suffix for nouns “atus” : possessive of or likeness of something (with, shaped, made) / for verb participles: a completed action, -ed
( The specific name implies: "covered with small pins, aciculate").

(For example Opuntia aciculata )





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