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Cyanea lamarckii

Scientific name: It is uncertain what the family name Cyanea really means. Possibly it is derived from Cyane, a Sicilian nymf, in Greek mythology who resisted Hades when he kidnapped Kore. Another possibility is that it is derived from Cyanee, the daughter of the river Meander. The Latin word cyaneus means dark-blue. Lamarckii originates from the biologist Jean Baptiste Pierre Antoine de Monet, better known as chevalier de Lamarck, who lived in France 1744-1828.

Other scientific name: Cyanea palmstruchi.

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