Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

lasiacanthus - laureola

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Epithet

Definition

Derivation

Stem

Type/
Gender

Meaning

lasiacanthus
lasiacantha
lasiacanthum
woolly spined
lasioslasiadjλαιοϛ
shaggy, wooly, hairy
acanthaacanthnoun/fακανϑα
thorn, thistle
usadjLatinizing suffix
Mammillaria lasiacantha Engelm.
lasiandrus
lasiandra
lasiandrum
woolly stamen
lasioslasiadjλαιοϛ
shaggy, wooly, hairy
anerandrnoun/mανηρ, ανδροϛ
man; male; husband
usadjLatinizing suffix
Salix lasiandra Benth.
lasianthos
lasiantheis
woolly flowered
lasioslasiadjλαιοϛ
shaggy, wooly, hairy
anthosanthnoun/nανϑοϛ
flower
Prostanthera lasianthos Labill.
lasianthus
lasiantha
lasianthum
woolly flowered
lasioslasiadjλαιοϛ
shaggy, wooly, hairy
anthosanthnoun/nανϑοϛ
flower
usadjLatinizing suffix
Clematis lasiantha Nutt.
Ribes lasianthum Greene
Gordonia lasianthus (L.) J. Ellis
lasiocalyx
lasiocalyces
woolly calyx
lasioslasiadjλαιοϛ
shaggy, wooly, hairy
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
calyxcalycnoun/fκαλυξ, υκοϛ
husk, covering, calyx
Acacia lasiocalyx C. R. P. Andrews
lasiocarpus
lasiocarpa
lasiocarpum
woolly fruit
lasioslasiadjλαιοϛ
shaggy, wooly, hairy
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
carposcarpnoun/mκαρποϛ
fruit
usadjLatinizing suffix
Abies lasiocarpa (Hook.) Nutt.
Lepidium lasiocarpum Nutt.
Rubus lasiocarpus Sm.
lasiococcus
lasiococca
lasiococcum
woolly berry
lasioslasiadjλαιοϛ
shaggy, wooly, hairy
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
coccoscoccnoun/nκοκκοϛ
berry of the scarlet oak, used as a red dye
usadjLatinizing suffix
Rubus lasiococcus Gray
lasiodontus
lasiodonta
lasiodontum
woolly toothed
lasioslasiadjλαιοϛ
shaggy, wooly, hairy
odonodontnoun/mοδων, οντοϛ
Ion
a tooth
usadjLatinizing suffix
Monarda lasiodonta (Gray) Small
lasioglossus
lasioglossa
lasioglossum
woolly tongued
lasioslasiadjλαιοϛ
shaggy, wooly, hairy
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
glossaglossnoun/fγλωσσα
the tongue; a language
usadjLatinizing suffix
lateralis
lateralis
laterale
lateral
lateralislateraladjof the side, lateral
Pogonatum laterale Schimp. in Jard.
Andropogon lateralis Nees
latifolius
latifolia
latifolium
broad leaved
latuslatadjbroad, wide
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
foliusfoliadjfolium
leaf
Arnica latifolia Bong.
Cerastium latifolium Fenzl
Lathyrus latifolius L.
latior
latior
latius
broader
comparative of latuslatadjbroad, wide
ioradjcomparative suffix; more so, to a greater degree; more-, -er (e.g. larger, prettier, whiter)
latisepalus
latisepala
latisepalum
broad sepal
latuslatadjbroad, wide
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
Campanula latisepala Hulten
Cajanus latisepalus (S. T. Reynolds & Pedley) Maesen
latisiliquus
latisiliqua
latisiliquum
wide podded
latuslatadjbroad, wide
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
siliquasiliqunoun/fpod of a legume
usadjLatinizing suffix
Galactia latisiliqua Desv.
Lysiloma latisiliquum (L.) Benth.
latispinus
latispina
latispinum
broad spines
latuslatadjbroad, wide
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
spinaspinnoun/fthorn; prickle, spine
usadjLatinizing suffix
Ferocactus latispinus (Haw.) Britton & Rose
latissimus
latissima
latissimum
broadest
superlative of latuslatadjbroad, wide
issimusissimadjsuperlative suffix; most so, to the greatest degree; most-, -est (e.g. largest, prettiest, whitest)
Korthalsella latissima (v. Tiegh.) Danser
laureola
laureolae
small laurel crown
laureolalaureolnoun/fa small laurel crown or garland
Daphne laureola L.