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Epithet: gordonii
Derivation: Honors Robert Jacob Gordon (1743-1795), a Dutch explorer, soldier, artist, naturalist and linguist of Scottish descent. He observed a Hoodia species in 1779 and made a drawing of the plant, which was described and published by Francis Masson in 1797 as Stapelia gordonii.
Pronunciation: gor-DOH-nee-eye

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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