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Genus: Turbinicarpus [ Cactaceae ]

Dictionary of Genus names


 

The genus name "Turbinicarpus" descends from the Latin name "turbineus" meaning  “spinning top” and the Greek “carpos (καρπος) ” meaning "fruit" followed by the latinizing suffix "us"

(The specific name implies: “ fruit shaped like a spinning top”)

 

 

 

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