Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

incanescens - inops

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Epithet

Definition

Derivation

Stem

Type/
Gender

Meaning

incanescens
incanescens
incanescens
becoming white
incanescensincanescentaparincanesco
to become white
Salsola incanescens C. A. Mey.
incanus
incana
incanum
gray
incanusincanadjvery gray, hoary
Alnus incana (L.) Moench
Eriogonum incanum Torr. & Gray
Cistus incanus L.
incarnatus
incarnata
incarnatum
flesh pink
ininprein, into, for, contrary
carocarnnoun/fflesh
atusatadjadjectival suffix for nouns: possessive of or likeness of something (with, shaped, made)/ for verb participles: a completed action, -ed
Asclepias incarnata L.
Trifolium incarnatum L.
Convolvulus incarnatus Vahl
incertus
incerta
incertum
uncertain
incertusincertadjundetermined, irresolute, doubtful; unproven, uncertain
Draba incerta Payson
Cenchrus incertus M.A. Curtis
incisilobatus
incisilobata
incisilobatum
deeply cut lobes
incisusincispparincido
to cut into, through, up
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
lobatuslobatadjNL
lobed
incisior
incisior
incisius
cut deeper
comparative of incisusincispparincido
to cut into, through, up
ioradjcomparative suffix; more so, to a greater degree; more-, -er (e.g. larger, prettier, whiter)
incisus
incisa
incisum
deeply cut
incisusincispparincido
to cut into, through, up
Histiopteris incisa (Thunb.) J.Sm.
Allium incisum A. Nels. & J.F. Macbr.
Artocarpus incisus L. f.
inconspicuus
inconspicua
inconspicuum
inconspicuous
ininprein, into, for, contrary
conspicuusconspicuadjbecomes visible, attracts attention
Cheirinia inconspicua (S. Wats.) Britt.
Erysimum inconspicuum (S. Wats.) MacM.
Aster inconspicuus Less.
incurvus
incurva
incurvum
incurved
incurvusincurvadjbent, bowed, crooked, curved
Aegilops incurva L.
Ptychomitrium incurvum (Schwaegr.) Spruce
Astragalus incurvus (Rydb.) Abrams
indicus
indica
indicum
Indian
indicusindicadjIndicus
of or pertaining to India, Indian
Duchesnea indica (Andr.) Focke
Abutilon indicum (L.) Sweet
Cajanus indicus Sprengel
indivisus
indivisa
indivisum
undivided
ininprein, into, for, contrary
divisusdivispadjdivided, separated
Castilleja indivisa Engelm.
induratus
indurata
induratum
hard
induratusinduratpparinduro
to make hard, harden
Haworthia indurata Haw.
inermis
inermis
inerme
not spiny
inermisinermadjunarmed, weaponless, defenseless; toothless; stingless
Ribes inerme Rydb.
Acaena inermis Hook.f.
inferior
inferior
inferius
inferior
comparative of inferusinferadjlower
ioradjcomparative suffix; more so, to a greater degree; more-, -er (e.g. larger, prettier, whiter)
Rubus inferior Bailey
inflatior
inflatior
inflatius
more swollen
comparative of inflatusinflatadjswollen, puffed up, inflated; haughty, proud
ioradjcomparative suffix; more so, to a greater degree; more-, -er (e.g. larger, prettier, whiter)
inflatus
inflata
inflatum
swollen
inflatusinflatadjswollen, puffed up, inflated; haughty, proud
Lobelia inflata L.
Sisyrinchium inflatum (Suksdorf) St.John
Penstemon inflatus Crosswhite
inflexus
inflexa
inflexum
bent
inflexusinflexpparinflecto
to bend, curve, turn aside; to alter, inflect
Succisella inflexa (Kluk) G.Beck
Ocimum inflexum Thunb.
Astragalus inflexus Dougl. ex Hook.
infrapurpureus
infrapurpurea
infrapurpureum
purple underneath
infrainfraprebelow
purpureuspurpureadjpurple colored
infundibuliformis
infundibuliformis
infundibuliforme
funnel shaped
infundibuluminfundibulnoun/na funnel
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
formisformadjin botanical Latin a substantive suffix for nouns derived from 'forma': to be in the form or shape of...
Solanum infundibuliforme Phil.
Cyrtandra infundibuliformis St. John
infundibulum
infundibula
funnel, (something that one uses to pour into)
infundibuluminfundibulnoun/na funnel
ingens
ingens
ingens
huge
ingensingentadjhuge, immoderate, vast, prodigious, great
Crataegus ingens Beadle
innominatus
innominata
innominatum
nameless
ininprein, into, for, contrary
nominatusnominatpparnomino
to name, call by name; to make famous
Iris innominata Henderson
Ribes x innominatum Jancz.
Rubus innominatus S. Moore
innovatus
innovata
innovatum
renewed
innovatusinnovatpparinnovo
to renew, restore
Elymus innovatus Beal
inodorus
inodora
inodorum
unscented
ininprein, into, for, contrary
odorusodoradjsweet smelling, fragrant; ill smelling
Chamomilla inodora (L.) Gilib.
Nothoscordum inodorum (Ait.) Nichols.
Cerothamnus inodorus (Bartr.) Small
inops
inopsis
inopse
weak
inopsinopsadjhelpless, weak
Carex inops Bailey