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myriostigma (s)
myriostigmata (p)

Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

Astrophytum myriostigma

From the Greek adjective “Myrios ()” meaning “countless; huge, infinite; 10,000”, and  the connective vowel “O” used in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words, and the Greek word “Stigma ()”meaning “point; brand, blemish, thorn” 

( The specific name implies: "many points").

(For example Astrophytum myriostigma)





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