Asterophytum T.Post & Kuntze ()
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Corrected form of Astrophytum. Although Astrophytum would be correct as a compound of Greek astron (stem astr-) ‘star’ and Greek phyton, its author, Charles Lemaire, explicitly stated that the first part was Greek astēr (stem aster-) ‘star, starfish’.

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van der Meer, Maarten H.J. (2022, February 5). Asterophytum. Dictionary of Cactus Names. Retrieved from

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