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Malvaviscus [genus name] is derived from Latin malva (mallow, Malva sylvestris) and visci (glue, sticky, bird-lime) components with reference to the sticky pulp surrounding the seeds. [See ... .]

Mammea [genus name] is a corruption of a local West Indian name. [See Mammea.]

Mammilaria [genus name] is derived from Latin mammilla (breast) meaning 'nipple'. [See Mammillaria.]

mancinella is a corruption of Spanish manzanilla, itself a diminutive of manzana (apple). [See Hippomane mancinella.]

Mandevilla [genus name] commemorates Henry John Mandeville (1773-1861), who was a British diplomat in Buenos Aires and introduced Chilean jasmine (Mandevilla laxa) to cultivation. [See Mandevilla.]

Mandragora [genus name] is derived from a classical Greek (and Latin) name for the plant mandragoras. The name mandragoras is for some authorities a corruption of an Assyrian name nam tar ira (drug of the plague god Namtar), and for others it comes from Sanskrit mangros together with agora (sleep substance). [See Mandragora.]

Mangifera [genus name] is made up of a local Indian name mango and Latin -fer (bearing, carrying) components. [See Mangifera.]

mangostana is derived from local names. [See Garcinia mangostana.]

Manilkara [genus name] is a local southern Indian (Malabar coast) name that is said to have been reported in 1683 by a Dutch botanist, H.A. van Rheede (1637-1691). [See Manilkara.]

margaritacea is derived from Latin margarita (pearl) meaning 'of pearls, pearly or pearl-like'. [See Anaphalis margaritacea.]


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