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Epithet: xylonacantha
Meaning: Woody spines
Derivation: Compound epithet made up of the Ancient Greek nouns "xylon," meaning "cut wood, piece of wood; tree," and "akantha," meaning "thorny plant; thorn, spine, prickle."
Pronunciation: zy-low-nuh-KAN-thu

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.