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Mucuna [genus name] is a local name of a Brazilian species in this genus.

Members of this family (Leguminosae) absorb nitrogen from the air. Through the bacterial nodules on their deep growing roots, they will introduce nitrogen to the soil (and aerate it), to the benefit of neighbouring plants and any following them in the same soil. [See Mucuna.]

Muehlenbeckia [genus name] commemorates a French physician, Henri Gustav Muehlenbeck (1798-1845), who was also an amateur botanist and plant collector with an especial interest in the flora of the French Alsace region. [See Muehlenbeckia.]

mugo is an old Tyrolean name for this species, the dwarf mountain pine. [See Pinus mugo.]

multiflorum is derived from Latin multi- (many) and -flora (flower) components meaning 'many flowered'. [See Polygonatum multiflorum.]

mume is derived from a Japanese name for the Japanese apricot (Prunus mume), Ume. [See Prunus mume.]

munitum is derived from Latin munio (fortify) meaning 'armed, fortified' with reference to the toothed and sharply edged leaflets. [See Polystichum munitum.]

murale is Latin (of a wall, mural) meaning 'growing on walls'. [See Chenopodium murale.]

muralis is Latin (of a wall, mural) meaning 'growing on walls'. [See Cymbalaria muralis.]

muricata means 'sharp-spined or with roughened surface with hard points'. [See Annona muricata, Pinus muricata.]

muricatum means 'sharp-spined or with roughened surface with hard points'. [See Solanum muricatum.]


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