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Epithet: sempervivi
Meaning: Always (forever) alive
Derivation: Compound of two Latin words, the adverb "semper," meaning "always," and "vivi," the genitive singular of the adjective "vivus," meaning "alive."
Pronunciation: sem-per-VEE-vi

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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