polymorphic

polymorphic
adjective /ˌpɑliˈmɔrfɪk/
relating to polymorphism (any sense), able to have several shapes or forms

I refer to those genera which have sometimes been called "protean" or "polymorphic," in which the species present an inordinate amount of variation; and hardly two naturalists can agree which forms to rank as species and which as varieties.


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