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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.]

moscheutos means 'musk scented'. [See Hibiscus moscheutos.]

mucronata is derived from Latin mucro (sharp point, sharp edge) meaning 'with a short sharp tip'. [See Gaultheria mucronata, Rhizophora mucronata.]

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.]


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