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Kingdom: Plantae (2659)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2572)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2167)

      Order: Campanulales (15)

        Family: Campanulaceae (15)(family description)

          Genus: Centropogon (1)

            Epithet: cornutus (L.) Druce (1)

Synonyms: Centropogon andropogon (Cav.) DC., Centropogon bonplandianus (Schult.) C.Presl, Centropogon fastuosum H. Jacq., Centropogon fastuosus Scheidw., Centropogon fastuosus Decne., Centropogon intermedius Zahlbr., Centropogon laevigatus (L.f.) DC., Centropogon oblongus Benth., Centropogon puerilis E.Wimm., Centropogon surinamensis (L.) C.Presl, Lobelia andropogon Cav.

andropogon => bearded-male

bonplandianus => in honor of Aimé Jacques Alexandre Bonpland (1773–1858), French explorer, botanist , and authority on the flora of Tropical America

cornutus => horned or spurred

fastuosum => haughty, proud, showy

fastuosus => haughty, proud, showy

intermedius => intermediate, in between, a hybrid

laevigatus => smooth

oblongus => oblong, longer than wide, elliptic with blunt ends

puerilis => immature, trivial

surinamensis => from Suriname


Climate: tropical

Habit: herb

Flower colour: red

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