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Epithet: mascaense
Meaning: Of or from Masca Gorge
Derivation: Compound of two words, "Masca" and the neuter form of the Latin suffix "-ensis," meaning "of or from a place." The word "Masca" refers to Masca Gorge (Spanish: Barranco de Masca), a narrow valley in the northwest of the island of Tenerife.
Pronunciation: mas-kay-EN-see

While the generic name must be unique, two or more genera often share the same specific epithet. Moreover, the same epithet can be used for subspecies, varieties, and forms within a species. Here is a list of plants that share this epithet.