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macrocarpus (m)

Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

Huernia macrocarpa

The epithet derives from the Greek adjective “macros (μακρος) ” meaning "big, long; tall, high, deep, far plus "o"  (connective vowel used in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words) and “carpos (καρπος) ” meaning "fruit" followed by the latinizing suffix "us"

(The specific name implies: “large fruited”)

(For example Huernia macrocarpa)






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