Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

micranthiformis - mitissimus

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Definition

Derivation

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Type/
Gender

Meaning

micranthiformis
micranthiformis
micranthiforme
small flowered form
microsmicradjμικροϛ
small, little, short
anthosanthnoun/nανϑοϛ
flower
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
formisformadjin botanical Latin a substantive suffix for nouns derived from 'forma': to be in the form or shape of...
micranthos
micrantheis
small flower
microsmicradjμικροϛ
small, little, short
anthosanthnoun/nανϑοϛ
flower
Aeschynomene micranthos (Poir.) DC.
micranthus
micrantha
micranthum
small flowered
microsmicradjμικροϛ
small, little, short
anthosanthnoun/nανϑοϛ
flower
usadjLatinizing suffix
Hackelia micrantha (Eastw.) J.L.Gentry
Ocimum micranthum Willd.
Lupinus micranthus Dougl., non Guss.
microbotrys
microbotryes
small grape
microsmicradjμικροϛ
small, little, short
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
botrysbotrynoun/mβοτρυϛ
grape
Sambucus microbotrys Rydb.
microcalyx
microcalyces
small calyx
microsmicradjμικροϛ
small, little, short
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
calyxcalycnoun/fκαλυξ, υκοϛ
husk, covering, calyx
Gentiana microcalyx J.G. Lemmon
microcarpos
microcarpos
microcarpon
small seeded
microsmicradjμικροϛ
small, little, short
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
carposcarpnoun/mκαρποϛ
fruit
osadjοϛ
adjectival suffix
Dichanthelium microcarpon (Muhl. ex Ell.) Mohlenbrock
Oxycoccus microcarpos Turcz. ex Rupr.
microcarpus
microcarpa
microcarpum
small fruits
microsmicradjμικροϛ
small, little, short
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
Agrimonia microcarpa Wallr.
Arceuthobium microcarpum (Engelm.) Hawksworth & Wiens
Lupinus microcarpus Sims
microcephalus
microcephala
microcephalum
small headed
microsmicradjμικροϛ
small, little, short
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
Liatris microcephala (Small) K.Schum.
Calicium microcephalum (Sm.) Ach.
Haplopappus microcephalus Cronq.
microceras
microcerates
small horns
microsmicradjμικροϛ
small, little, short
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
cerasceratnoun/nκεραϛ, ατοϛ
horn, antlers
microdasys
microdasys
microdasys
small and hairy
microsmicradjμικροϛ
small, little, short
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
dasysdasyadjδασυϛ
hairy, bushy, thick grown
Opuntia microdasys (Lehm.) Pfeiff.
microdontus
microdonta
microdontum
small toothed
microsmicradjμικροϛ
small, little, short
odonodontnoun/mοδων, οντοϛ
Ion
a tooth
usadjLatinizing suffix
Carex microdonta Torr. & Hook.
Solanum microdontum Bitter
Cyperus microdontus Torr.
microhelius
microhelia
microhelium
small sun
microsmicradjμικροϛ
small, little, short
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
helioshelinoun/mηλιοϛ
the sun
usadjLatinizing suffix
microlepis
microlepides
small scale
microsmicradjμικροϛ
small, little, short
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
lepislepidnoun/fλεπιϛ
scale, shell
Dianthus microlepis Boiss.
microleucus
microleuca
microleucum
small and white
microsmicradjμικροϛ
small, little, short
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
leucosleucadjλευκοϛ
bright, brilliant, clear; white, pale
usadjLatinizing suffix
microphyllus
microphylla
microphyllum
small leaved
microsmicradjμικροϛ
small, little, short
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
Acaena microphylla Hook.f.
Geranium microphyllum Hook.f.
Philadelphus microphyllus Gray
microsepalus
microsepala
microsepalum
small sepals
microsmicradjμικροϛ
small, little, short
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
Crookea microsepala (Torr. & Gray) Small
Hypericum microsepalum (Torr. & Gray) Gray ex S. Wats.
microspermus
microsperma
microspermum
small seeded
microsmicradjμικροϛ
small, little, short
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
Muhlenbergia microsperma (DC.) Trin.
Nasturtium microspermum DC.
Sporobolus microspermus (Lag.) A. Hitchcock
microthecus
microtheca
microthecum
small container
microsmicradjμικροϛ
small, little, short
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
thecethecnoun/fϑηκη
a container, box
usadjLatinizing suffix
Eucalyptus microtheca F. Muell.
Eriogonum microthecum Nutt.
militaris
militaris
militare
military
militarismilitaradjof soldiers, war, military
Hibiscus militaris Cav.
milleflorus
milleflora
milleflorum
thousand flowered
millemilleadja thousand
florusflorpparfloreo
to bloom, to flower
millefoliatus
millefoliata
millefoliatum
with 1,000 leaves
millemilleadja thousand
foliatusfoliatadjprovided with or having leaves
Gilia millefoliata Fisch. & C.A. Mey.
Ranunculus millefoliatus Vahl
millefolius
millefolia
millefolium
1,000 leaved
millemilleadja thousand
foliusfoliadjfolium
leaf
Acacia millefolia S. Wats.
Achillea millefolium L.
miniatus
miniata
miniatum
painted vermilion
miniatusminiatadjcolored with red-lead or cinnabar; colored red
Castilleja miniata Dougl.
Bryum miniatum Lesq.
Lamprococcus miniatus Beer
minimus
minima
minimum
smallest
minimusminimadjsuperlative of parvus
small, little, insignificant
Mibora minima (L.) Desv.
Allium minimum M.E. Jones
Calochortus minimus Ownbey
minor
minor
minus
smaller
minorminadjcomparative of parvus
small, little, insignificant
Briza minor L.
Rhododendron minus Michx.
minusculus
minuscula
minusculum
rather or very small
minusculusminusculadjrather or very small
Rebutia minuscula Schum.
Mimulus minusculus Greene
minutiflorus
minutiflora
minutiflorum
small flowered
minutusminutpparsmall, minute, little
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
florusflorpparfloreo
to bloom, to flower
Eschscholzia minutiflora S.Wats.
Epilobium minutiflorum Hausskn.
Cercocarpus minutiflorus Abrams
minutifolius
minutifolia
minutifolium
small leaved
minutusminutpparsmall, minute, little
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
foliusfoliadjfolium
leaf
Brongniartia minutifolia S. Wats.
Leptospermum minutifolium C. T. White
minutissimus
minutissima
minutissimum
smallest
superlative of minutusminutpparsmall, minute, little
issimusissimadjsuperlative suffix; most so, to the greatest degree; most-, -est (e.g. largest, prettiest, whitest)
Mimulus minutissimus Eastw.
minutus
minuta
minutum
small
minutusminutpparsmall, minute, little
Acacia minuta (M.E. Jones) Beauchamp
Amblystegiella minutissima (Sull. & Lesq. in Sull.) Nichols
Calicium minutissimum G. Merr.
Anastrophyllum minutum (Schreb.) Schust.
mirabilis
mirabilis
mirabile
wonderful, marvelous, extraordinary
mirabilismirabiladjthat which may be wondered at, wonderful, marvelous, extraordinary
Rhektophyllum mirabile N. E. Br.
Viola mirabilis L.
mirus
mira
mirum
marvelous
mirusmiradjmarvelous, extraordinary
Crataegus mira Beadle
Tragopogon x mirus Ownbey
miserrimus
miserrima
miserrimum
most miserable
superlative of misermiseradjmiserable, wretched, sick
rimusrimadjsuperlative suffix; most so, to the greatest degree; most-, -est (e.g. largest, prettiest, whitest)
Epidendrum miserrimum Reichenb. f.
mitis
mitis
mite
soft
mitismitadjripe; soft
Bidens mitis (Michx.) Sherff
mitissimus
mitissima
mitissimum
softest
superlative of mitismitadjripe; soft
issimusissimadjsuperlative suffix; most so, to the greatest degree; most-, -est (e.g. largest, prettiest, whitest)
Ononis mitissima L.