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Epithet: pubicalyx
Meaning: Downy calyx
Derivation: Compound of two Latin words, the adjective "pubes," meaning "pubescent or downy" and the noun "calyx," meaning "the outermost whorl of flower parts, comprising the sepals, which covers and protects the petals as they develop."
Pronunciation: pew-bee-KAL-iks

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.

Here is a full list of succulents with this epithet. Click on the photo or the name of the plant for which you wish to see further information.

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