Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

aequalis - afer

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aequalis
aequalis
aequale
equal
aequalisaequaladjof similar length, magnitude, size; equal
Polygonum aequale Lindm.
Alopecurus aequalis Sobol.
aequatus
aequata
aequatum
even, equal
aequatusaequatpparaequo
to make even, level, smooth
Physalis aequata J. Jacq. ex Nees
aequidentatus
aequidentata
aequidentatum
equal teeth
aequusaequadjeven, level; friendly; equal
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
densdentnoun/mtooth
atusatadjadjectival suffix for nouns: possessive of or likeness of something (with, shaped, made)/ for verb participles: a completed action, -ed
Saxifraga aequidentata (Small) Rosendahl
Hedysarum aequidentatum Sm.
aequifolius
aequifolii
aequifolium
equal leaves
aequusaequadjeven, level; friendly; equal
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
foliusfoliadjfolium
leaf
Erigeron aequifolius Hall
aequiglumis
aequiglumis
aequiglume
equal glumes (husks)
aequusaequadjeven, level; friendly; equal
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
glumaglumnoun/fa hull or husk
isadjadjectival suffix
Piptatherum aequiglume (Duthie) Roshev.
Oryzopsis aequiglumis Duthie
aequilateralis
aequilaterales
aequilaterale
equal sided
aequusaequadjeven, level; friendly; equal
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
lateralislateraladjof the side, lateral
Mesembryanthemum aequilaterale Haw.
aequilatus
aequilati
aequilatum
equal sided
aequusaequadjeven, level; friendly; equal
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
latuslatadjbroad, wide
Tephrosia aequilata Baker
aequilobus
aequiloba
aequilobum
equally lobed
aequusaequadjeven, level; friendly; equal
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
lobuslobnoun/mλοβοϛ
Late L
Greek: lobe of the ear; late Latin: husk, pod
usadjLatinizing suffix
Alocasia aequiloba N. E. Br.
aequinoctialis
aequinoctialis
aequinoctiale
from regions near the equator
aequinoctialisaequinoctialadjL.
of the equinox or equator
Argyrolobium aequinoctiale Welw. ex Baker
Cydista aequinoctialis (L.) Miers
aequipetalus
aequipetala
aequipetalum
equal petals
aequusaequadjeven, level; friendly; equal
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
petalumpetalnoun/nπεταλον
Mod L
petal (Gk: leaf, tablet)
usadjLatinizing suffix
Cuphea aequipetala Cav.
aequisepalus
aequisepala
aequisepalum
equal sepals
aequusaequadjeven, level; friendly; equal
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
sepalumsepalnoun/nMod L
sepal; = Gk skepe (covering) + petalum (petal) (coined in 1790 by H. J. de Necker)
skepe
σκεπη
covering; shelter, protection
petalum
πεταλον
Mod L
petal (Gk: leaf, tablet)
usadjLatinizing suffix
Operculina aequisepala (Domin) R. W. Johnson
aequitrilobus
aequitriloba
aequitrilobum
3 equal lobes
aequusaequadjeven, level; friendly; equal
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
tritripretres
three
lobuslobnoun/mλοβοϛ
Late L
Greek: lobe of the ear; late Latin: husk, pod
usadjLatinizing suffix
Cymbalaria aequitriloba (Viv.) A. Chev.
aequivalvis
aequivalvis
aequivalve
equal valves
aequusaequadjeven, level; friendly; equal
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
valvisvalvadj/ valva
leaves of a folding door
is
adjectival suffix
Agrostis aequivalvis (Trin.) Trin.
aeranthos
aerantheis
lofty flower
aeraernoun/fαηρ, ροϛ
air
anthosanthnoun/nανϑοϛ
flower
Tillandsia aeranthos (Loisel.) L. B. Sm.
aereus
aerea
aereum
bronze
aereusaereadjmade of, covered with, the color of copper or bronze
Sapium aereum Klotzsch ex Mull. Arg.
aerius
aerii
aerium
airy, high
aeriusaeriadjαεριοϛ
L.
of or pertaining to the air; airy, high
aerugineus
aeruginea
aerugineum
the color of copper oxide
aerugoaeruginnoun/fcopper oxide
euseadjadjective suffix for nouns: made from, color, -like
Linaria aeruginea (Gouan) Cav.
aeruginosus
aeruginosa
aeruginosum
deep green with blue
aeruginosusaeruginosadjL: æruginosus
full of copper rust
Acarospora aeruginosa Hasse
Gymnostomum aeruginosum Sm.
aesculifolius
aesculifolia
aesculifolium
leaves like the genus Aesculus (horse-chestnut)
aesculusaesculnoun/fthe tallest type of oak, the Italian oak, used by Linnaeus to name the genus Aesculus
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
foliusfoliadjfolium
leaf
Ceiba aesculifolia (Kunth) Britten & Baker
Bombax aesculifolium Kunth
aestivalis
aestivalis
aestivale
of summer
aestivusaestivadjL: æstivus
of summer, as in summer, summer-like
alisaladjadjective suffix for nouns: of or pertaining to
Benzoin aestivale (L.) Nees
Adonis aestivalis L.
aestivus
aestiva
aestivum
of summer
aestivusaestivadjL: æstivus
of summer, as in summer, summer-like
Leucojum aestivum L.
Asphodelus aestivus Brot.
aestuans
aestuans
aestuans
agitating, undulating
aestuansaestuaparaestuo
to be hot, excited, surge, agitated, enraged, wavering, undulating
Corchorus aestuans L.
aestuarii
aestuariorum
of the tide land(s)
generative of aestuariumaestuarinoun/ntide lands, marsh
aethiopicus
aethiopica
aethiopicum
African (esp So. African), ebony black
aethiopsaethiopnoun/mAethiops
Αιϑιοψ, οποϛ
an African, a son of Vulcan
icusicadj-ικοϛ
adjective suffix for nouns: belonging to, from, of
Zantedeschia aethiopica (L.) Spreng.
Asplenium aethiopicum (N.L. Burm.) Becherer
Cynodon aethiopicus W.D. Clayton & Harlan
aethiopis
aethiopides
African
aethiopisaethiopidnoun/fAethiopis
Αιϑιοψ, ιδοϛ
African (female)
Salvia aethiopis L.
aethiops
aethiopes
unusual appearance; from Africa
aethiopsaethiopnoun/mAethiops
Αιϑιοψ, οποϛ
an African, a son of Vulcan
Kirschsteiniothelia aethiops (Berk. & Curtis) D. Hawksw.
aetnensis
aetnensis
aetnense
of Mt. Etnis
aetnaaetnnoun/fAetna
Αιτνη
Mt. Etna (Monte Gibello, Sicily), Vulcan's forge
ensisensadjadjective suffix for nouns: country or place of origin or habitat
Spartium aetnense Raf. ex Biv.
Berberis aetnensis C. Presl
aetolicus
aetolica
aetolicum
of Aetolia, Greece
aetolicusaetolicadjAetolicus
Αιτωλοϛ
Aetolian, of or pertaining to Aetolia
afer
afri
(North) African
aferafrnoun/mAfer
a son of the Libyan Hercules, land of Afer, i.e. Africa
Costus afer Ker Gawl.
Portulacaria afra (L.) Jacq.
Ischaemum afrum (J. F. Gmel.) Dandy