Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

lepidophyllus - leptotes

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Epithet

Definition

Derivation

Stem

Type/
Gender

Meaning

lepidophyllus
lepidophylla
lepidophyllum
scaly leaved
lepislepidnoun/fλεπιϛ
scale, shell
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
Selaginella lepidophylla (Hook. & Grev.) Spring
Lycopodium lepidophyllum Hook. & Grev.
lepidopus
lepidopodi
scaly stalked (footed)
lepislepidnoun/fλεπιϛ
scale, shell
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
puspodnoun/mπουϛ, ποδοϛ
foot
lepidostylus
lepidostyla
lepidostylum
scaly styled
lepislepidnoun/fλεπιϛ
scale, shell
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
stylusstyladjstylos
στυλοϛ
pillar, pole, prop (confused with L. stilus)
us
Latinizing suffix
Rhododendron lepidostylum Balf. f. & Forrest
lepidotus
lepidota
lepidotum
scale like
lepislepidnoun/fλεπιϛ
scale, shell
otusotadj-οτοϛ
adjective suffix for nouns: like, resemble, owned
Tabebuia lepidota (Kunth) Britton
Tetramolopium lepidotum (Less.) Sherff
Erigeron lepidotus Less.
lepidus
lepida
lepidum
charming
lepiduslepidadjcharming, pleasant, elegant, neat
Agrostis lepida A.S. Hitchc.
Allium lepidum Kunth
Lupinus lepidus Dougl. ex Lindl.
leptacanthus
leptacantha
leptacanthum
thin thorn
leptosleptadjthin, slender, delicate, narrow
acanthaacanthnoun/fακανϑα
thorn, thistle
usadjLatinizing suffix
leptanthus
leptantha
leptanthum
thin flowers
leptosleptadjthin, slender, delicate, narrow
anthosanthnoun/nανϑοϛ
flower
usadjLatinizing suffix
Cuscuta leptantha Engelm.
Ribes leptanthum Gray
Diplacus leptanthus Nutt.
leptocarpus
leptocarpa
leptocarpum
thin seeds
leptosleptadjthin, slender, delicate, narrow
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
Cassia leptocarpa Benth.
Lomatium leptocarpum (Torr. & Gray) Coult. & Rose
Astragalus leptocarpus Torr. & Gray
leptocaulis
leptocaulis
leptocaule
thin stemmed
leptosleptadjthin, slender, delicate, narrow
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
cauliscauladj/ καυλοϛ
stem of a plant; usual spelling was colis or coles
Opuntia leptocaulis DC.
leptocladus
leptoclada
leptocladum
thin branched
leptosleptadjthin, slender, delicate, narrow
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
cladoscladnoun/mκλαδοϛ
branch; shoot
usadjLatinizing suffix
Allocarya leptoclada Greene
Antidesma leptocladum Tul.
Dicraurus leptocladus Hook. f.
leptolepis
leptolepides
thin scale
leptosleptadjthin, slender, delicate, narrow
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
lepislepidnoun/fλεπιϛ
scale, shell
Larix leptolepis f. pendula (Beissner) Rehder
leptonervius
leptonervia
leptonervium
thin veined
leptosleptadjthin, slender, delicate, narrow
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
nervusnervnoun/mνευρον
a sinew, tendon, nerve
iusiadj-ιοϛ
adjective suffix for nouns: characteristic of, connected to, resembling, when related to -eus: of..., ...like
Carex leptonervia (Fern.) Fern.
leptopetalus
leptopetala
leptopetalum
thin petalled
leptosleptadjthin, slender, delicate, narrow
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
petalumpetalnoun/nπεταλον
Mod L
petal (Gk: leaf, tablet)
usadjLatinizing suffix
Piperia leptopetala Rydb.
Dianthus leptopetalus Willd.
leptophyllus
leptophylla
leptophyllum
thin leaved
leptosleptadjthin, slender, delicate, narrow
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
Ipomoea leptophylla Torr.
Apium leptophyllum (Pers.) F. Muell. ex Benth.
Lupinus leptophyllus Benth., non Schlecht. & Cham.
leptopus
leptopodi
slender stalked
leptosleptadjthin, slender, delicate, narrow
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
puspodnoun/mπουϛ, ποδοϛ
foot
Corculum leptopum (Hook. & Arn.) Stuntz
Antigonon leptopus Hook. & Arn.
leptorrhizus
leptorrhiza
leptorrhizum
thin root
leptosleptadjthin, slender, delicate, narrow
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
rrcnctρ
sometimes the Greek aspirated 'r' is rrh and sometimes rh in the Latin transliteration
rhizarhiznoun/fριζα
root; stem, origin
usadjLatinizing suffix
leptosepalus
leptosepala
leptosepalum
thin petaled
leptosleptadjthin, slender, delicate, narrow
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
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
Caltha leptosepala DC.
Polycodium leptosepalum Small
leptostachys
leptostachyes
thin spike
leptosleptadjthin, slender, delicate, narrow
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
stachysstachynoun/mσταχυϛ
spike; ear of corn
Anredera leptostachys (Moq.) Steenis
leptotes
leptotes
slender feature
leptosleptadjthin, slender, delicate, narrow
otesotnoun/f-οτεϛ ?
substantive suffix for adjectives: indicates this is a special feature
Townsendia leptotes (Gray) Osterhout