Epithet - The scientific name (sometimes called the "Latin name") of an organism is often written in italics and usually has two parts. The first part is the name of the genus, the (usually) small group of related organisms to which the individual belongs. The second part or epithet is the name of the individual species within that genus. In this example, "Pycnoporus" is the genus and "cinnabarinus" is the specific epithet.
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