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Epithet: retusa
Meaning: Blunt, dull; retuse
Derivation: Feminine form of the Latin adjective "retusus."
Pronunciation: re-TOO-suh

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.