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asteroides (m)
asteroides (f)
asteroides (n)

Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

Frailea castanea an unusual developed flower
Frailea asteroides

Derives from the Greek name “aster  (αστηρ) which means “a star” an aster type plant* and the Greek suffix oides meaning like, resemble”  ( The specific name implies: "star like (like an aster)").

(For example
Frailea asteroides).

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





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