Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

laxiflorus - leontopodius

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Definition

Derivation

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Type/
Gender

Meaning

laxiflorus
laxiflora
laxiflorum
loose flowers
laxuslaxadjloose, slack, relaxed
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
florusflorpparfloreo
to bloom, to flower
Achillea laxiflora Pollard & Cockerell
Dichanthelium laxiflorum (Lam.) Gould
Euonymus laxiflorus Champ. ex Benth.
laxifolius
laxifolia
laxifolium
loose leaved
laxuslaxadjloose, slack, relaxed
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
foliusfoliadjfolium
leaf
Selaginella laxifolia Baker
Dacrydium laxifolium Hook. f.
Senecio laxifolius Buchanan
laxior
laxior
laxius
looser
comparative of laxuslaxadjloose, slack, relaxed
ioradjcomparative suffix; more so, to a greater degree; more-, -er (e.g. larger, prettier, whiter)
laxispicatus
laxispicata
laxispicatum
loose spikes
laxuslaxadjloose, slack, relaxed
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
spicatusspicatpparspico
to grow ears, spikes (like corn)
Lupinus laxispicatus Rydb.
laxissimus
laxissima
laxissimum
loosest
superlative of laxuslaxadjloose, slack, relaxed
issimusissimadjsuperlative suffix; most so, to the greatest degree; most-, -est (e.g. largest, prettiest, whitest)
Solanum laxissimum Bitter
laxus
laxa
laxum
slack, loose
laxuslaxadjloose, slack, relaxed
Anomatheca laxa (Thunb.) Goldblatt
Sedum laxum (Britt.) Berger
Trollius laxus Salisb.
lectissimus
lectissima
lectissimum
choicest
superlative of lectuslectpadjselected, choice
issimusissimadjsuperlative suffix; most so, to the greatest degree; most-, -est (e.g. largest, prettiest, whitest)
Porina lectissima (Fr.) Zahlbr.
leiocarpus
leiocarpa
leiocarpum
smooth fruit
leiosleiadjλειοϛ
smooth
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
Agyrophora leiocarpa (DC.) Gyelnik
Nephelium leiocarpum F. Muell. ex Benth., nom. illeg.
Conocarpus leiocarpus DC.
leiogynus
leiogyna
leiogynum
smooth pistil
leiosleiadjλειοϛ
smooth
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
gynegynnoun/fγυνε
woman, lady; wife; mistress; widow
usadjLatinizing suffix
Persea leiogyna S. F. Blake
Homalium leiogynum Blake
leiomerus
leiomera
leiomerum
smooth portion
leiosleiadjλειοϛ
smooth
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
merosmernoun/nμεροϛ
a part, share, lot, portion
usadjLatinizing suffix
Erigeron leiomerus Gray
leiophyllus
leiophylla
leiophyllum
smooth leaved
leiosleiadjλειοϛ
smooth
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
Carex leiophylla Mackenzie
Dasylirion leiophyllum Engelm. ex Trel.
Penstemon leiophyllus Pennell
leiospermus
leiosperma
leiospermum
smooth seeded
leiosleiadjλειοϛ
smooth
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
spermaspermnoun/nσπερμα
seed, germ
usadjLatinizing suffix
Strophostyles leiosperma (Torr. & A. Gray) Piper
Phaseolus leiospermus Torr. & A. Gray
lentus
lenta
lentum
pliable
lentuslentadjpliable, flexible, tough, sticky, viscous
Betula lenta L.
Geranium lentum Woot. & Standl.
Penstemon lentus Pennell
leontopodius
leontopodia
leontopodium
edelweiss, lion's foot
leonleontnoun/mλεων, οντιϛ
a lion
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
podionpodinoun/nποδιον
little foot, from 'pous': foot
usadjLatinizing suffix
Leucogenes leontopodium (Hook. f.) Beauverd