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asterias (singular)
asteriae (plural)

Dictionary of Botanical Epithets


Astrophytum asterias

Derives from the Greek name “aster  (αστηρ) which means “a star” an aster type plant* and the Greek suffix “ias (-ιας)”meaning “like to, comparable, similar ” 

The specific name implies: "star like (like an aster)").
 

 (For example Astrophytum Asterias).


* Referring to the Aster  (Aster amellus)   (Asterias is also the name of a genus of starfish)

 

 

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