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mlokosewitschii commemorates a Polish soldier and naturalist-forester, Ludwik Franciszek Mlokosiewicz (1831-1909), who when he joined the Russian army in 1853 was posted to Lagodekhi in eastern Georgia in the south-eastern Caucasus. Here, for his regiment, he planted a water garden, park and orchard. On resigning his commission in 1861 he explored the Persian deserts and when he returned home was greeted, erroneously, with accusations of inciting Poles to rebel against Russian rule when serving in eastern Georgia. Despite his innocence he was convicted and, in addition to six years' confinement to the province of Voronetz south of Moscow, he forfeited his botanical collection. Upon his release in 1876 he explored the Daghestan mountains in the northern Caucasus then in 1878 he made a second visit to Persia. He settled down, after the latter exploration, and spent the rest of his life in the Lagodekhi region where he became an Inspector of Forests and collected botanical and zoological specimens for foreign museums. [See Paeonia mlokosewitschii.]

Modiola [genus name] is derived from Latin modiolus (central hub of a wheel) with reference to the shape of the centre of the fruit. [See Modiola.]

mollis is Latin (soft) meaning 'softly hairy or velvety tenderness'. [See Acanthus mollis, Crataegus mollis, Hamamelis mollis, Holcus mollis, Rosa mollis.]

mollissima is Latin (soft) meaning 'very soft'. [See Passiflora mollissima.]

Moneses [genus name] is derived from Greek mono- (one) and esis (a sending forth, delight) components meaning 'single delight' with reference to the attractive single flowers. [See Moneses.]

monilifera is derived from Latin monilis (necklace, collar) and -fer (bearing, carrying) components meaning 'with a necklace or strung like beads'. [See Chrysanthemoides monilifera.]

Monodora [genus name] is derived from Greek mono- (one) and doro- (gift) components with reference to the striking solitary flower. [See Monodora.]>

monogyna is derived from Greek mono- (one) and gyno- (female) components meaning 'with one ovary (or pistil)'. [See Crataegus monogyna.]

Monotropa [genus name] is derived from Greek mono- (one) and tropo- (change, turn) components meaning 'one turn or to one side'. [See Monotropa.]

monspeliensis means 'of or from Montpellier in southern France'. [See Polypogon monspeliensis.]


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