Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

hyperboreus - hyssopifolius

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Epithet

Definition

Derivation

Stem

Type/
Gender

Meaning

hyperboreus
hyperborea
hyperboreum
extreme northern
hyperboreushyperboreadjυπερβορεοϛ
in the extreme north, polar, arctic
Antennaria hyperborea D.Don
Sparganium hyperboreum Laestad.
Erigeron hyperboreus Greene
hypogynus
hypogyna
hypogynum
ovaries underneath
hypohypadjypo
υπο
under
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
gynegynnoun/fγυνε
woman, lady; wife; mistress; widow
usadjLatinizing suffix
hypoleucus
hypoleuca
hypoleucum
white underneath
hypohypadjypo
υπο
under
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
leucosleucadjλευκοϛ
bright, brilliant, clear; white, pale
usadjLatinizing suffix
Luina hypoleuca Benth.
Abutilon hypoleucum Gray
Strophanthus hypoleucus Stapf
hyssopifolius
hyssopifolia
hyssopifolium
Hyssopus leaved
hyssopushyssopnoun/mυσσωποϛ
a word for a medicinal herb used (among other places) by Dioscorides and the bible; has been ascribed to Hyssopus officinalis, Teucrium pseudohyssopus, Origanum maru, Caparis spinosa, etc.
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
foliusfoliadjfolium
leaf
Aspicarpa hyssopifolia Gray
Corispermum hyssopifolium L.
Erigeron hyssopifolius Michx.