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Monstera [genus name] is for some authorities of obscure origin, and for others it is derived from Latin monstruosa (strange, wonderful, monstrous) with reference to the oddly shaped leaves. [See Monstera.]

montana is derived from Latin mons (mountain) meaning 'of or from mountains'. [See Annona montana, Arnica montana, Centaurea montana, Clematis montana, Cystopteris montana, Satureja montana.]

montevidensis means 'of or from Montevideo (Uruguay)'. [See Lantana montevidensis.]

monticola is Latin (mountain dweller, highlander) meaning 'of or from mountains'. [See Pinus monticola.]

morganianum commemorates, for some authorities, a Dr. Meredith Morgan of California who grew donkey's tail (Sedum morganianum) and is said to have seen it flower in cultivation for the first time in 1938. [See Sedum morganianum.]

Morinda [genus name] is made up of Latin morus (mulberry) and indicus (of or from India) components with reference to the fruit resembling an Indian mulberry. [See Morinda.]

Moringa [genus name] is a corruption of a Singhalese name murunga. [See Moringa.]

moschata means 'musk-scented or musky'. [See Achillea moschata, Cucurbita moschata, Malva moschata, Rhodanthe moschata, Rosa moschata.]

moschatellina refers to the plant's musky aroma. [See Adoxa moschatellina.]

moschatus means 'musk-scented or musky'. [See Mimulus moschatus.]


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