April 26, 2023

hedgehog or snakes? a case of binomial twinsies

binomial #013_
Echinopsis chrysantha Echidnopsis chrysantha
Gr. 'echinos', hedgehog; and Gr. '-opsis', similar to; for the spiny globose plant bodies. (Cactaceae)
Gr. 'echidna', snake, adder; and Gr. '-opsis ' , looking like; for the often creeping stems. (Asclepiadaceae)
Gr. 'chrysanthes ', with (golden-) yellow flowers. (Agave, Echidnopsis, Echinopsis, Prometheum)


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