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Tetragonia [genus name] is derived from Greek tetra- (four) and -gonia (angle) components with reference to the fruit. [See Tetragonia.]

tetragona is derived from Greek tetra- (four) and -gonia (angle) components meaning 'with four angles'. [See Cassiope tetragona.]

tetragonolobus is derived from Greek tetra- (four), -gonia (angle) and lobos (pod) components meaning 'with four-angled pods'. [See Psophocarpus tetragonolobus.]

tetrahit means 'four-parted'. [See Galeopsis tetrahit.]

tetraphylla is derived from Greek tetra- (four) and phyllo- (leaf) components meaning 'four-leaved or with four leaflets'. [See Macadamia tetraphylla, Rauvolfia tetraphylla.]

tetraphyllum is derived from Greek tetra- (four) and phyllo- (leaf) components meaning 'four-leaved or with four leaflets'. [See Polycarpon tetraphyllum.]

tetraptera is derived from Greek tetra- (four) and ptero- (winged) components with reference to the fruit pods. [See Halesia tetraptera.]

Teucrium [genus name] is for some authorities a corruption of a Greek name teukrion given either to this or another similar plant and for others it honours Teucer, king of Troy in Greek mythology.

Dioscorides (the Greek 1st Century physician) is said to have claimed that the plant was used medicinally for the first time by an ancient king or prince of Troy named Teucer. [See Teucrium.]

texana means 'of or from Texas, USA'. [See Diospyros texana, Pistacia texana, Quercus texana.]

texensis means 'of or from Texas, USA'. [See Croton texensis.]


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