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Epithet: hottentotorum
Derivation: Compound of two words, "Hottentot" and the Latin suffix "-orum." Hottentot possibly refers to the Hottentots Holland Mountains, part of the Cape Fold Belt in the Western Cape of South Africa. Hottentot, now considered offensive, is a term historically used to refer to the Khoekhoe, indigenous nomadic pastoralists of South Africa.
Pronunciation: hot-en-TOT-or-um

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, forms, and cultivars.

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