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polycephalus (m)
polycephala
(f)
polycephalum
(n)

Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

Epithelantha micromeris ssp. polycephala
Epithelantha micromeris ssp. polycephala

the Greek adjective “polys (πολυς)” meaning  “much, many, frequent; large; heavy” and the word “cephale (κεφαλη)” meaning "head; front; end, point; source, top; chief person”

(The specific name implies: many-headed)

(for example: Echinocactus polycephalus - Epithelantha polycephala )

 

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