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macrorhizus (m)
macrorhiza (f)
aciculatum
(n)

Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

 

Opuntia macrorhiza var. pottsii near Midland, Texas, USA
Opuntia macrorhiza

From the Greek adjective “macros (μακρος)” meaning “large, long, tall, high, deep, far,”, and the Greek word “rhiza (ριζα)”meaning “root, stem, origin” 

( The specific name implies: " large rooted ")

(For example Opuntia macrorhiza var. pottsii)

 

 

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