Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

megacalyx - mellitus

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Epithet

Definition

Derivation

Stem

Type/
Gender

Meaning

megacalyx
megacalyces
large calyx
megasmegaadjμεγαϛ, μεγαλον
large, great; wide; long; before a consonant the 'l' on the root 'megal' was dropped
calyxcalycnoun/fκαλυξ, υκοϛ
husk, covering, calyx
Rhododendron megacalyx Balf. f. & Kingdon-Ward
megacarpus
megacarpa
megacarpum
large seed
megasmegaadjμεγαϛ, μεγαλον
large, great; wide; long; before a consonant the 'l' on the root 'megal' was dropped
carposcarpnoun/mκαρποϛ
fruit
usadjLatinizing suffix
Baptisia megacarpa Chapman ex Torr. & Gray
Merrilliodendron megacarpum (Hemsley) Sleumer
Astragalus megacarpus (Nutt.) Gray
megacornutus
megacornuta
megacornutum
large horn
megasmegaadjμεγαϛ, μεγαλον
large, great; wide; long; before a consonant the 'l' on the root 'megal' was dropped
cornucornnoun/mhorn, antler
utusutadjadjective suffix for nouns: owning
Eucalyptus megacornuta C. A. Gardner
megalanthus
megalantha
megalanthum
large flowered
megasmegaladjμεγαϛ, μεγαλον
large, great; wide; long; before a consonant the 'l' on the root 'megal' was dropped
anthosanthnoun/nανϑοϛ
flower
usadjLatinizing suffix
Pedicularis megalantha D. Don
Pediomelum megalanthum (Woot. & Standl.) Rydb.
Selenicereus megalanthus (K. Schum. ex Vaupel) Moran
megalophyllus
megalophylla
megalophyllum
large leaved
megasmegaladjμεγαϛ, μεγαλον
large, great; wide; long; before a consonant the 'l' on the root 'megal' was dropped
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
Olearia megalophylla (F. Muell.) F. Muell.
Calliergon megalophyllum Mik.
megalorrhizus
megalorrhiza
megalorrhizum
large root
megasmegaladjμεγαϛ, μεγαλον
large, great; wide; long; before a consonant the 'l' on the root 'megal' was dropped
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
Oxalis megalorrhiza Jacq.
megarhizus
megarhiza
megarhizum
large root
megasmegaadjμεγαϛ, μεγαλον
large, great; wide; long; before a consonant the 'l' on the root 'megal' was dropped
rhizarhiznoun/fριζα
root; stem, origin
usadjLatinizing suffix
Claytonia megarhiza (Gray) Parry ex S.Wats.
melananthus
melanantha
melananthum
black anthered
melasmelanadjμελαϛ
black, dark
anthosanthnoun/nανϑοϛ
flower
usadjLatinizing suffix
Lepanthopsis melanantha (Reichenb. f.) Ames
Trifolium melananthum Hook. & Arn.
Euonymus melananthus Franch. & Sav.
melanocarpus
melanocarpa
melanocarpum
black fruited
melasmelanadjμελαϛ
black, dark
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
Aronia melanocarpa (Michx.) Ell.
Bunodophoron melanocarpum (Sw.) Wedin
Andropogon melanocarpus Ell.
melanocaulos
melanocaulos
melanocaulon
black stemmed
melasmelanadjμελαϛ
black, dark
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
cauloscaulnoun/mκαυλοϛ
stem of a plant
osadjοϛ
adjectival suffix
melanocephalus
melanocephala
melanocephalum
black headed
melasmelanadjμελαϛ
black, dark
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
Erigeron melanocephalus (A.Nels.) A.Nels.
melanochrysus
melanochrysa
melanochrysum
black-gold
melasmelanadjμελαϛ
black, dark
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
chrysoschrysnoun/mχρυσοϛ
gold
usadjLatinizing suffix
Philodendron melanochrysum Linden & Andre
melanopictus
melanopicta
melanopictum
painted with black
melasmelanadjμελαϛ
black, dark
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
pictuspictpparpingo
to paint
melanosiphon
melanosiphon
black tube
melasmelanadjμελαϛ
black, dark
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
siphonsiphonnoun/mσιφων, ωνοσ
reed, straw, tube
melissophyllus
melissophylla
melissophyllum
bee balm
melissophyllonmelissophyllnoun/nμελισσοφυλλον
an herb liked by bees, literally: bee-leaf
usadjLatinizing suffix
Melittis melissophyllum L.
mellifer
melliferis
mellifere
honey bearing
mellifermelliferadjhoney bearing
Abronia mellifera Douglas ex Hook.
Nephelium melliferum Gagnep.
mellitus
mellita
mellitum
having honey
mellitusmellitadjhaving honey, sweetened; honey like
Navarretia mellita Greene
Sorghum mellitum Snowden