Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

iridaceus - italicus

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Epithet

Definition

Derivation

Stem

Type/
Gender

Meaning

iridaceus
iridacea
iridaceum
Iris like
irisiridnoun/fιριϛ, ιδοϛ
iris; rainbow; female messenger, announcer of the gods
aceusaceadjadjective suffix for nouns: resembles, of..., ...like, mixture using, fragrance of; borrowed from nouns declined like ...ax, ...acis + eus
Paspalum iridaceum Mez
Axonopus iridaceus (Mez) Parodi
iridoides
iridoides
iridoides
Iris like
irisiridnoun/fιριϛ, ιδοϛ
iris; rainbow; female messenger, announcer of the gods
oidesoidadj-οειδεϛ
adjective suffix for nouns: like, resemble
iridollae
iridollarum
pots (of gold at the end of the) rainbow
irisiridnoun/fιριϛ, ιδοϛ
iris; rainbow; female messenger, announcer of the gods
generative of ollaollnoun/fL.
a pot or jar
Lilium iridollae Henry
irriguus
irrigua
irriguum
very wet
irriguusirriguadjwatered, irrigated; well soaked, saturated
Amblystegium irriguum (Hook. & Wils.) Schimp. in B.S.G.
isauricus
isaurica
isauricum
of Isauria
isauricusisauricadjIsauria
Ισαυρια
of Isauria, a country of Asia between Pamphyllia & Cilicia
icus
-ικοϛ
adjective suffix for nouns: belonging to, from, of
isophyllus
isophylla
isophyllum
equal sized leaves
isosisadjισοϛ
equal to, same as, like
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
phyllonphyllnoun/nφυλλον
leaf; foliage
usadjLatinizing suffix
Campanula isophylla Moretti
italicus
italica
italicum
Italian
italicusitalicadjItalia
ιταλοϛ
Italy
icus
-ικοϛ
adjective suffix for nouns: belonging to, from, of
Anchusa italica Retz.
Arum italicum P.Mill.
Gladiolus italicus P.Mill.