is a small, much-branched succulent that forms dense clumps of green, finely hairy stems with red mottling. The stems are erect with …
Meaning: Starred; a genus of sea stars
Derivation: From the Ancient Greek "astḗr," meaning "star."
Whereas the generic name must be unique, there are often two or more genera with the same specific epithet. The same epithet can also be used within a species for subspecies, varieties, and forms.
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