Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

leucanthemus - lilliputianus

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Definition

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Type/
Gender

Meaning

leucanthemus
leucanthema
leucanthemum
white flowered
leucosleucadjλευκοϛ
bright, brilliant, clear; white, pale
anthemonanthemnoun/nανϑεμον
flower
usadjLatinizing suffix
Chrysanthemum leucanthemum L.
leucanthus
leucantha
leucanthum
white flowered
leucosleucadjλευκοϛ
bright, brilliant, clear; white, pale
anthosanthnoun/nανϑοϛ
flower
usadjLatinizing suffix
Baptisia leucantha Torr. & Gray
Melampodium leucanthum Torr. & Gray
Melilotus leucanthus W. D. J. Koch ex DC.
leucocarpus
leucocarpa
leucocarpum
white fruited
leucosleucadjλευκοϛ
bright, brilliant, clear; white, pale
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
Potentilla leucocarpa Rydb.
Amaranthus leucocarpus S. Wats.
leucocaulis
leucocaulis
leucocaule
white stemmed
leucosleucadjλευκοϛ
bright, brilliant, clear; white, pale
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
leucocephalus
leucocephala
leucocephalum
white headed
leucosleucadjλευκοϛ
bright, brilliant, clear; white, pale
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
cephalecephalnoun/fκεφαλη
head; front; end, point; source, top; chief person
usadjLatinizing suffix
Chaptalia leucocephala Greene
Gnaphalium leucocephalum Gray
Actinotus leucocephalus Benth.
leucolaenus
leucolaena
leucolaenum
white cloaked
leucosleucadjλευκοϛ
bright, brilliant, clear; white, pale
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
laenoslaenadj/flainos
λαινοϛ
of stone, stony
usadjLatinizing suffix
leuconeurus
leuconeura
leuconeurum
white veined
leucosleucadjλευκοϛ
bright, brilliant, clear; white, pale
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
neuronneurnoun/nνευρον
sinew, tendon, nerve
usadjLatinizing suffix
Aristolochia leuconeura Linden
leucopetalus
leucopetala
leucopetalum
white petalled
leucosleucadjλευκοϛ
bright, brilliant, clear; white, pale
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
Abutilon leucopetalum (F. Muell.) F. Muell. ex Benth.
leucophaeus
leucophaea
leucophaeum
grayish white
leucosleucadjλευκοϛ
bright, brilliant, clear; white, pale
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
phaeosphaeadjphaios
φαιοϛ
dusky, gray
usadjLatinizing suffix
Baptisia leucophaea Nutt.
Delphinium leucophaeum Greene
Hyacinthus leucophaeus (K. Koch) Steven ex Ledeb.
leucophyllus
leucophylla
leucophyllum
white leaved
leucosleucadjλευκοϛ
bright, brilliant, clear; white, pale
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
Sarracenia leucophylla Raf.
Eriogonum leucophyllum Woot. & Standl.
Hibiscus leucophyllus Shiller
leucorrhizus
leucorrhiza
leucorrhizum
white roots
leucosleucadjλευκοϛ
bright, brilliant, clear; white, pale
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
Eleutherococcus leucorrhizus Oliv.
leucostachys
leucostachyes
white spiked
leucosleucadjλευκοϛ
bright, brilliant, clear; white, pale
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
Platanthera leucostachys Lindl.
leucotrichus
leucotricha
leucotrichum
white haired
leucosleucadjλευκοϛ
bright, brilliant, clear; white, pale
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
thrixtrichnoun/fϑριξ, τριχοϛ
hair, wool, bristle
usadjLatinizing suffix
Iwatsukiella leucotricha (Mitt.) Buck & Crum
Habrodon leucotrichus (Mitt.) Perss.
leucoxanthus
leucoxantha
leucoxanthum
pale yellow
leucosleucadjλευκοϛ
bright, brilliant, clear; white, pale
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
xanthosxanthadjξανϑοϛ
yellow, red-yellow
usadjLatinizing suffix
Brigantiaea leucoxantha (Sprengel) R. Sant. & Hafellner
Lopadium leucoxanthum (Sprengel) Zahlbr.
liburnicus
liburnica
liburnicum
Croatian (Liburnian)
liburnicusliburnicadjLiburnicus
of Liburnia, a part of Illyria, part of contemporary Croatia
Asphodeline liburnica (Scop.) Rchb.
Dianthus liburnicus Bartl.
lignosus
lignosa
lignosum
woody
lignumlignnoun/nwood
osusosadjadjective suffix for nouns: plenitude or notable development
Verdcourtia lignosa (L.) R. Wilczek
Abutilon lignosum (Cav.) G. Don
Dolichos lignosus L.
ligulatus
ligulata
ligulatum
tongue like, with ligules
ligulaligulnoun/ftongue of land; tongue of shoe, shoe strap
atusatadjadjectival suffix for nouns: possessive of or likeness of something (with, shaped, made)/ for verb participles: a completed action, -ed
Acacia ligulata Benth.
Cynanchum ligulatum (Benth.) Woods.
ligulistylis
ligulistyles
tongue like style
ligulaligulnoun/ftongue of land; tongue of shoe, shoe strap
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
stylisstylnoun/mstylos
στυλοϛ
pillar, pole, prop (confused with L. stilus)
is
-ιϛ
substantive suffix for nouns: a connection to a noun
Liatris ligulistylis (A.Nels.) K.Schum.
ligusticus
ligustica
ligusticum
Ligurian, (NW Italy)
ligusticosligusticadjΛιγυστικοϛ
Liguria, province in NW Italy
usadjLatinizing suffix
Achillea ligustica All.
Trifolium ligusticum Balb. ex Loisel.
ligustrinus
ligustrina
ligustrinum
Ligustrum like
ligustrumligustrnoun/nprivet plant
inusinadj-ινοϛ
adjective suffix for nouns: composition, color, resembling, owning
Aloysia ligustrina of authors
Clerodendrum ligustrinum (Jacq.) R. Br.
Arsenococcus ligustrinus (L.) Small
liliago
liliagines
Lilium-like
liliumlilinoun/nlily
agoaginnoun/fsubstantive suffix for nouns: resembling or connected to
Anthericum liliago L.
liliastrum
liliastra
Lilium like
liliumlilinoun/nlily
astrumastrnoun/naster
substantive suffix for nouns or adjectives: inferiority or partial resemblance, wild, diminutive
Paradisea liliastrum (L.) Bertol.
liliifolius
liliifolia
liliifolium
Lilium leaved
liliumlilinoun/nlily
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
foliusfoliadjfolium
leaf
Liparis liliifolia (L.) L.C. Rich. ex Ker-Gawl.
lilliputianus
lilliputiana
lilliputianum
tiny
lilliputlilliputnounLilliput
English
the fictional land in "Guliver's Travels" by Swift where the inhabitants were very small
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
anusanadjadjective suffix for nouns: position, connection, possession
Syagrus lilliputiana (Barb. Rodr.) Becc.