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setispinus (m)

Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

Hamatocactus setispinus

Derives from the Latin name “seta” meaning  “bristle” or “stiff hair of an animal” + “i” (connective vowel used by botanical Latin) + “spina” meaning “thorn, prickle, spine” + “us” (latinizing suffix)

 ( The specific name implies: " bristle-like spines ").

(For example Hamatocactus setispinus )





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