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this, thinos, = a heap of sand on the beach; hence, the beach, shore, strand; pyros, = wheat. From pyr, = fire; because of its flame colour when ripe.
TRITONIA (q.v.) -opsis, = aspect, appearance, hence 'resemblance'.
Named by Linnaeus in honour of Ryk Tulbagh (1699-1771).**