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Epithet: telephium
Derivation: Honors Telephus, a son of Heracles and Auge, the daughter of king Aleus of Tegea. He received a thigh wound from the spear of Achilles that would not heal until treated by rust scraped from the spear that had caused the wound.
Pronunciation: te-LE-fee-um

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.

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