Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

insectifer - ionanthus

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Epithet

Definition

Derivation

Stem

Type/
Gender

Meaning

insectifer
insectifera
insectiferum
insect bearing
insectuminsectnoun/nin
in, into, for, contrary
seco
to cut, cut off, cut up; divide, separate
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
ferferaparfero
to bear, carry, bring
insertus
inserta
insertum
inserted
insertusinsertpparinsero
to put in, insert, thrust; introduce; join
Parthenocissus inserta (A.Kerner) Fritsch
insignis
insignis
insigne
remarkable
insignisinsignadjremarkable, noted, distinguished, extraordinary
Paphiopedilum insigne (Wall. ex Lindl.) Pfitzer
Ranunculus insignis Hook.f.
insolitus
insolita
insolitum
strange
insolitusinsolitadjunfamiliar, unused, strange
Cryptantha insolita (J.F. Macbr.) Payson
Veratrum insolitum Jepson
intaminatus
intaminata
intaminatum
unsullied
intaminatusintaminatadjunsullied, undefiled
integer
integra
integrum
entire, untoothed
integerintegradjentire, whole, complete; unbroken, unhurt; fresh, new
Artocarpus integer (Thunb.) Merr.
Castilleja integra Gray
Hymenophyllum integrum Bosch
integerrimus
integerrima
integerrimum
completely entire, untoothed
superlative of integerintegeradjentire, whole, complete; unbroken, unhurt; fresh, new
rimusrimadjsuperlative suffix; most so, to the greatest degree; most-, -est (e.g. largest, prettiest, whitest)
Taenidia integerrima (L.) Drude
Asplenium integerrimum Spreng.
Senecio integerrimus Nutt.
integrifolius
integrifolia
integrifolium
leaves entire
integerintegradjentire, whole, complete; unbroken, unhurt; fresh, new
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
foliusfoliadjfolium
leaf
Calceolaria integrifolia Murr
Parthenium integrifolium L.
Artocarpus integrifolius L. f.
integrior
integrior
integrius
more entire (uncut)
comparative of integerintegradjentire, whole, complete; unbroken, unhurt; fresh, new
ioradjcomparative suffix; more so, to a greater degree; more-, -er (e.g. larger, prettier, whiter)
intercedens
intercedens
intercedens
intervening
intercedensintercedentaparintercedo
to come between, intervene, be between
Acarospora intercedens H. Magn.
interior
interior
interius
inner
interiorinteradjinner, interior
Amelanchier interior Nielsen
intermedius
intermedia
intermedium
intermediate
interinterprebetween
mediusmediadjin the middle, between
Drosera intermedia Hayne
Centrantherum intermedium Less.
Andropogon intermedius R. Br.
intricatus
intricata
intricatum
entangled
intricatusintricatpparintrico
to entangle, perplex, embarrass
Arctostaphylos intricata T.J. Howell
Orthothecium intricatum (Hartm.) Schimp. in B.S.G.
Cercocarpus intricatus S.Wats.
intybus
intybi
endive, "chicory"
intybusintybnoun/nintubus
εντυβον
endive
Cichorium intybus L.
involucratus
involucrata
involucratum
with involucre
involucruminvolucrnoun/na wrapper, covering, case, envelope
atusatadjadjectival suffix for nouns: possessive of or likeness of something (with, shaped, made)/ for verb participles: a completed action, -ed
Callirhoe involucrata A.Gray
Polygonatum involucratum (Franch. & Sav.) Maxim.
Cyperus involucratus Rottb.
involvens
involvens
involvens
rolled, wrapped
involvensinvolventaparinvolvo
to roll, roll upon, roll about; wrap up, envelope
Cyrto-hypnum involvens (Hedw.) Buck & Crum
ionanthus
ionantha
ionanthum
violet flowers
ionionnoun/nιον
the violet
anthosanthnoun/nανϑοϛ
flower
usadjLatinizing suffix
Pinguicula ionantha Godfrey
Paspalum ionanthum Chase