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miniata is Latin (coloured with vermilion) meaning 'cinnabar- or flame-red or the colour of red lead'. [See Clivia miniata.]

minima means ' very small or smallest'. [See Mibora minima, Rhynchosia minima.]

minimum means ' very small or smallest'. [See Ocimum basilicum var. minimum.]

minor means 'smaller or lesser'. [See Lemna minor, Orobanche minor, Pyrola minor, Rhinanthus minor, Sanguisorba minor, Scutellaria minor, Vinca minor.]

minus means 'smaller or lesser'. [See Arctium minus.]

minuta means 'very small'. [See Tagetes minuta.]

Mirabilis [genus name] is Latin meaning 'to be admired, wonderful, extraordinary or unusual'. [See Mirabilis.]

Mitella [genus name] is the diminutive derived from Greek mitro- (cap, mitre, head-dress) with reference to the lobed shape of the young fruit. [See Mitella.]

mitis is Latin (mellow, gentle, mild) meaning 'mild, gentle, mellow or thornless'. [See Persicaria mitis.]

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.]


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