myriostigma and A. caput-medusae
Photo kindly provided by Manuel Nevarez de los Reyes
From the Latin word “caput” which means
“head” and "Medusa (Μεδουσα)"
The Greek mythological woman whose
blond hair was turned to snakes and whose stare turn objects to stone,
was slain by Perseus
( The specific name implies: "Medusa's