Meaning: Suckering; producing suckers or sucker-like shoots.
Derivation: A Latin compound adjective made up of two words, the noun "surculus," meaning "shoot, sprout, sprig, twig" and the suffix "-ōsus."
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.