Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

laeteviolaceus - lappaceus

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Type/
Gender

Meaning

laeteviolaceus
laeteviolacea
laeteviolaceum
brightly like a violet
laetelaeteadvjoyfully, gladly, cheerfully; richly; fully
violaviolnoun/fviolet; wall-flower
aceusaceadjadjective suffix for nouns: resembles, of..., ...like, mixture using, fragrance of; borrowed from nouns declined like ...ax, ...acis + eus
laetus
laeta
laetum
cheerful, joyous
laetuslaetadjjoyful, cheerful, happy
Downingia laeta (Greene) Greene
Myoporum laetum G.Forst.
Penstemon laetus Gray
laevicaulis
laevicaulis
laevicaule
smooth stalk
laevislaevadjlevis
smooth, smoothed
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
cauliscauladj/ καυλοϛ
stem of a plant; usual spelling was colis or coles
Mentzelia laevicaulis (Dougl. ex Hook.) Torr. & Gray
laevigatus
laevigata
laevigatum
smooth
laevigatuslaevigatpparlevigo
to make smooth, slippery (also laevigo)
Douglasia laevigata Gray
Lomatium laevigatum (Nutt.) Coult. & Rose
Penstemon laevigatus Ait.
laevior
laevior
laevius
smoother
comparative of laevislaevadjlevis
smooth, smoothed
ioradjcomparative suffix; more so, to a greater degree; more-, -er (e.g. larger, prettier, whiter)
Rubus laevior (Bailey) Fern.
laevipes
laevipedes
smooth stalk
laevislaevadjlevis
smooth, smoothed
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
pespednoun/mfoot; claw
Bromus laevipes Shear
laevis
laevis
laeve
smooth
laevislaevadjlevis
smooth, smoothed
Cynanchum laeve (Michx.) Pers.
Stokesia laevis (Hill) Greene
laevissimus
laevissima
laevissimum
smoothest
superlative of laevislaevadjlevis
smooth, smoothed
issimusissimadjsuperlative suffix; most so, to the greatest degree; most-, -est (e.g. largest, prettiest, whitest)
Asparagus laevissimus Baker
lanatus
lanata
lanatum
wooly
lanatuslanatadjcovered with wool, wooly
Antennaria lanata (Hook.) Greene
Eriophyllum lanatum (Pursh) Forbes
Erigeron lanatus Hook.
lanceolatus
lanceolata
lanceolatum
lance shaped
lancealancenoun/flance, spear
olaolnoun/folus
substantive suffix for 1st & 2nd declention nouns: diminutive
atusatadjadjectival suffix for nouns: possessive of or likeness of something (with, shaped, made)/ for verb participles: a completed action, -ed
Claytonia lanceolata Pursh
Sedum lanceolatum Torr.
Haplopappus lanceolatus (Hook.) Torr. & Gray
laniger
lanigera
lanigerum
wool bearing
lanigerlanigeradjwool bearing, wooly
Philadelphus laniger Sol. ex Aiton
Pritchardia lanigera Becc.
Rhododendron lanigerum Tagg
lanosissimus
lanosissima
lanosissimum
wooliest
superlative of lanosuslanosadjfull of wool
issimusissimadjsuperlative suffix; most so, to the greatest degree; most-, -est (e.g. largest, prettiest, whitest)
lanosus
lanosa
lanosum
woolly
lanosuslanosadjfull of wool
Cheilanthes lanosa (Michx.) D.C.Eat.
Antheropeas lanosum (Gray) Rydb.
lanuginosus
lanuginosa
lanuginosum
downy
lanugolanuginnoun/fwool-like surface
osusosadjadjective suffix for nouns: plenitude or notable development
Androsace lanuginosa Wall
Disporum lanuginosum (Michx.) Nichols.
Gossypianthus lanuginosus (Poir.) Moq.
lanulosus
lanulosa
lanulosum
very fuzzy
lanulalanulnoun/fa little bit of wool
osusosadjadjective suffix for nouns: plenitude or notable development
Achillea lanulosa Nutt.
lapidicola
lapidicolae
growing in stone
lapislapidnoun/ma stone, a mill stone
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
colacolnoun/fincola
dweller, inhabitant -> -cola/-colus suffix
Hymenoxys lapidicola Welsh & Neese
lappaceus
lappacea
lappaceum
burr like
lappalappnoun/fa burr
aceusaceadjadjective suffix for nouns: resembles, of..., ...like, mixture using, fragrance of; borrowed from nouns declined like ...ax, ...acis + eus
Centotheca lappacea (L.) Desv.
Nephelium lappaceum L.
Ranunculus lappaceus Sm.