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polyancistrus (m)
polyancistra
(f)
polyancistrum
(n)

Dictionary of Botanical Epithets


Sclerocactus polyancistrus

From the Greek word  “Ancistron () meaning  “fish or spindle hook”, referring to the long hooked central spines, and “polys ()” meaning “much, many, frequent; large; heavy”

(The specific name implies: many hooks)


(for example Sclerocactus polyancistrus)

 

 

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