Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

affinis - ageratoides

© 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2005

Epithet

Definition

Derivation

Stem

Type/
Gender

Meaning

affinis
affinis
affine
related to, allied to
affinisaffinadjbordering upon, adjacent to; allied, kindred
Melandrium affine (J.Vahl ex Fries) J.Vahl
Fritillaria affinis (Schultes) Sealy
afoliatus
afoliata
afoliatum
without leaves
aapreabs
away from
foliatusfoliatadjprovided with or having leaves
Clematis afoliata Buchanan
afrasper
afraspera
afrasperum
rough African
aferafrnoun/mAfer
a son of the Libyan Hercules, land of Afer, i.e. Africa
asperasperadjrough
Aeschynomene afraspera J. Leonard
africanus
africana
africanum
African
africanusafricanadjAfricanus
African
Afzelia africana Smith ex Pers.
Gnetum africanum Welw.
Agapanthus africanus (L.) Hoffsgg.
africanus-luteus
africana-lutea
africanum-luteum
yellow African
africanusafricanadjAfricanus
African
--cnct
luteusluteadjgolden, saffron, orange-yellow
Salvia africana-lutea L.
afromontanus
afromontana
afromontanum
from African mountains
aferafrnoun/mAfer
a son of the Libyan Hercules, land of Afer, i.e. Africa
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
montanusmontanadjof or belonging to the mountains
Vernonia afromontana R. E. Fr.
aganniphus
agannipha
aganniphum
very snowed on
aganniphosaganniphadjἀγάννῖφοϛ, ον (ἄγαν, νίφω)
very, much snowed on, snowy
usadjLatinizing suffix
Rhododendron aganniphum Balf. f. & Kingdon-Ward
agastus
agasta
agastum
charming
agastosagastadjαγαστοϛ
admired, admirable
usadjLatinizing suffix
Rhododendron agastum Balf. f. & W. W. Sm.
agavifolius
agavifolia
agavifolium
leaves like the genus Agave
agaveagavnoun/fagauos
αγαυοϛ
of kings and heros: illustrious
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
foliusfoliadjfolium
leaf
agavoides
agavoides
agavoides
like the genus Agave
agaveagavnoun/fagauos
αγαυοϛ
of kings and heros: illustrious
oidesoidadj-οειδεϛ
adjective suffix for nouns: like, resemble
Ariocarpus agavoides (Castaneda) E. F. Anderson
agelaeus
agelaea
agelaeum
gregarious
agelaeosagelaeadjαγελαιοϛ
part of a herd; common
usadjLatinizing suffix
Opegrapha agelaea Fee
ageratifolius
ageratifolia
ageratifolium
leaves like the genus Ageratum
ageratonageratnoun/fαγερατον
a plant that does not wither readily; an aromatic plant, perhaps Achillea ageratum.
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
foliusfoliadjfolium
leaf
Achillea ageratifolia (Sibth. & Sm.) Boiss.
ageratoides
ageratoides
ageratoides
like the genus Ageratum
ageratonageratnoun/fαγερατον
a plant that does not wither readily; an aromatic plant, perhaps Achillea ageratum.
oidesoidadj-οειδεϛ
adjective suffix for nouns: like, resemble
Conyza ageratoides DC.