Cylindropuntia leptocaulis (Desert Christmas Cactus) is a sparingly to densely branched cactus with slender branches that bear many short…
Meaning: Thin-stemmed, slender-stemmed
Derivation: Compound of two Latin words, the adjective "leptus," meaning "thin, slender," and the noun "caulis," meaning "stalk, stem."
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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