Re: artrorpurpurea?


Hi Clarence and interested parties!

You are confusing "atrox" meaning horrible, frightful, etc. (compare to
Crotalus atrox - the rattlesnake) with "ater" meaning black or dark.

Hence, combinations with purpureum would translate roughly as "dark 
purple".
This combination is used in many botanical applications.

Jim Langhammer



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