Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

multibracteatus - mutilus

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Type/
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Meaning

multibracteatus
multibracteata
multibracteatum
many bracts
multusmultadjmany
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
bracteabractenoun/fthin plate of metal, gold-leaf
atusatadjadjectival suffix for nouns: possessive of or likeness of something (with, shaped, made)/ for verb participles: a completed action, -ed
Rosa multibracteata Hemsl. & E. H. Wilson
Pelargonium multibracteatum Hochst. ex A. Rich.
Rubus multibracteatus H. Lev. & Vaniot
multibulbosus
multibulbosa
multibulbosum
many bulbs
multusmultadjmany
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
bulbusbulbnoun/mβολβοϛ
bulbous root, bulb; onion (also bulbos)
osusosadjadjective suffix for nouns: plenitude or notable development
Allium multibulbosum Jacq.
multicapitatus
multicapitata
multicapitatum
many heads
multusmultadjmany
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
capitatuscapitatadjhaving a head
Senecio multicapitatus Greenm. ex Rydb.
multicapitulus
multicapitula
multicapitulum
many little heads
multusmultadjmany
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
capitulumcapitulnoun/nlittle head
usadjLatinizing suffix
Leucaena multicapitula Schery
multicaulis
multicaulis
multicaule
many stemmed
multusmultadjmany
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
cauliscauladj/ καυλοϛ
stem of a plant; usual spelling was colis or coles
Crocidium multicaule Hook.
Gilia multicaulis Benth.
multicavus
multicava
multicavum
many pits
multusmultadjmany
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
cavuscavadjconcave, hollow, excavated
Crassula multicava Lem.
multiceps
multicaputis
multicapute
many heads
multusmultadjmany
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
cepscaputadjsuffix: headed
Eriogonum multiceps Nees
multicolor
multicolores
many colored
multusmultadjmany
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
colorcolornouncolor
Collinsia multicolor Lindl. & Paxton
multicornis
multicornis
multicorne
many horned
multusmultadjmany
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
corniscornadj/ cornu
horn, antler
is
adjectival suffix
multicostatus
multicostata
multicostatum
many ribbed
multusmultadjmany
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
costatuscostatadjribbed, with ribs
Carex multicostata Mackenzie
multidentatus
multidentata
multidentatum
many toothed
multusmultadjmany
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
dentatusdentatadjtoothed
Senecio multidentatus Schultz-Bip. ex Hemsl.
multidenticulatus
multidenticulata
multidenticulatum
with many small teeth
multusmultadjmany
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
densdentnoun/mtooth
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
culusculadjadjective suffix for adjectives: diminutive
atusatadjadjectival suffix for nouns: possessive of or likeness of something (with, shaped, made)/ for verb participles: a completed action, -ed
multifidiformis
multifidiformis
multifidiforme
multiply divided form
multifidusmultifidadjmultiply divided
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...
multifidus
multifida
multifidum
multiply divided
multifidusmultifidadjmultiply divided
Anemone multifida Poir.
Adenoropium multifidum (L.) Pohl
Euryops multifidus (Thunb.) DC.
multiflorus
multiflora
multiflorum
many flowered
multusmultadjmany
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
florusflorpparfloreo
to bloom, to flower
Mirabilis multiflora (Torr.) Gray
Polygonatum multiflorum (L.) All.
Penstemon multiflorus Chapman ex Benth.
multifolius
multifolia
multifolium
many leaved
multusmultadjmany
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
foliusfoliadjfolium
leaf
Lupinus multifolius C.P. Sm.
multiformis
multiformis
multiforme
with many forms
multusmultadjmany
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...
Anisophyllum multiforme (Hook. & Arn.) Klotzsch & Garcke
Aster multiformis Burgess
multiglandulosus
multiglandulosa
multiglandulosum
many types glands
multusmultadjmany
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
glandulosusglandulosadjfull of glands
Calycadenia multiglandulosa DC.
multijugus
multijuga
multijugum
many joined together
multijugusmultijugadjmultiiugus
many joined together
Camissonia multijuga (S. Wats.) Raven
Cicer multijugum Maesen
multilineatus
multilineata
multilineatum
many lined
multusmultadjmany
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
linealinenoun/fplumb-line, line (drawn)
atusatadjadjectival suffix for nouns: possessive of or likeness of something (with, shaped, made)/ for verb participles: a completed action, -ed
Hakea multilineata Meisn.
multilobatus
multilobata
multilobatum
many lobed
multusmultadjmany
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
lobatuslobatadjNL
lobed
Packera multilobatus (Torr. & Gray ex Gray) W.A. Weber & A. Love
multinervatus
multinervata
multinervatum
many veined
multusmultadjmany
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
nervusnervnoun/mνευρον
a sinew, tendon, nerve
atusatadjadjectival suffix for nouns: possessive of or likeness of something (with, shaped, made)/ for verb participles: a completed action, -ed
Cymopterus multinervatus (Coult. & Rose) Tidestrom
multinervis
multinervis
multinerve
many veined
multusmultadjmany
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
nervusnervnoun/mνευρον
a sinew, tendon, nerve
isadjadjectival suffix
Bupleurum multinerve DC.
Vigna multinervis Hutch. & Dalziel
multinervius
multinervia
multinervium
multi-veined
multusmultadjmany
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
nervusnervnoun/mνευρον
a sinew, tendon, nerve
iusiadj-ιοϛ
adjective suffix for nouns: characteristic of, connected to, resembling, when related to -eus: of..., ...like
Bauhinia multinervia (Kunth) DC.
Rhododendron multinervium Sleumer
multinervosus
multinervosa
multinervosum
many veins
multusmultadjmany
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
nervosusnervosadjsinewy; energetic, nervous
Melica multinervosa Vasey
multinodis
multinodis
multinode
many noded
multusmultadjmany
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
nodisnodadj/ nodus
a knot
is
adjectival suffix
Festuca multinodis Petrie & Hack.
multipartitus
multipartita
multipartitum
multiple parts/divisions
multusmultadjmany
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
partituspartitpparpartio
to part, apportion, divide
Collema multipartitum Sm.
multipedunculatus
multipedunculata
multipedunculatum
with multiple feet
multusmultadjmany
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
pedunculuspedunculnoun/ma little foot; hence a foot stalk
atusatadjadjectival suffix for nouns: possessive of or likeness of something (with, shaped, made)/ for verb participles: a completed action, -ed
multipinnatifidus
multipinnatifida
multipinnatifidum
multiply split feathered
multusmultadjmany
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
pinnatuspinnatadjfeathered, winged
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
fidusfidpparfindo
to cleave, split, separate, divide
multipinnatus
multipinnata
multipinnatum
multiply pinnate
multusmultadjmany
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
pinnatuspinnatadjfeathered, winged
Chamaecrista multipinnata (Pollard) Greene
multiplex
multiplex
multiplex
many folds
multiplexmultiplicadjmany folds or windings
Delphinium multiplex (Ewan) C.L.Hitchc.
multiradiatus
multiradiata
multiradiatum
many rays
multusmultadjmany
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
radiatusradiatpparwith rays; shining
Solidago multiradiata Ait.
Mesembryanthemum multiradiatum Jacq.
Erigeron multiradiatus (Lindl. ex DC.) Benth. ex C. B. Clarke
multirameus
multiramea
multirameum
multiply branched
multusmultadjmany
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
rameusrameadjof or belonging to branches, boughs
Merostachys multiramea Hack.
Panicum multirameum Scribn.
multiramosus
multiramosa
multiramosum
many branches of branches
multusmultadjmany
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
ramosusramosadjwith many branches
multiscapoideus
multiscapoidea
multiscapoideum
like many scapes
multusmultadjmany
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
scapusscapadjshaft, stem, stalk, trunk
oideusoideadj-οειδηοϛ
adjective suffix for nouns: like, resemble
Fritillaria multiscapoidea Kellogg
Erythronium multiscapoideum (Kellogg) A.Nels. & Kennedy
multiscapus
multiscapa
multiscapum
many scapes
multusmultadjmany
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
scapusscapadjshaft, stem, stalk, trunk
Androsace multiscapa Duby
multisectus
multisecta
multisectum
multiply divided
multusmultadjmany
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
sectussectpparseco
to cut, cut off, cut up; divide, separate
Asplenium multisectum Brack.
multiserratus
multiserrata
multiserratum
multiple types of serrate teeth
multusmultadjmany
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
serratusserratadjsaw like, serrated, saw toothed
multisetosus
multisetosa
multisetosum
multiple types of hairs
multusmultadjmany
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
setosussetosadjsaetosus
very hairy, bristly
Pectis multisetosa Rydb.
multisetus
multiseta
multisetum
many hairs
multusmultadjmany
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
setasetnoun/fsaeta
a bristle or stiff hair of an animal
usadjLatinizing suffix
Parnassia multiseta (Ledeb.) Fern.
Sitanion multisetum J. G. Sm.
Elymus multisetus M.E. Jones
multisiliquosus
multisiliquosa
multisiliquosum
many pods
multusmultadjmany
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
siliquasiliqunoun/fpod of a legume
osusosadjadjective suffix for nouns: plenitude or notable development
Hippocrepis multisiliquosa L.
multispicatus
multispicata
multispicatum
with many spikes
multusmultadjmany
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
spicatusspicatpparspico
to grow ears, spikes (like corn)
Cyanea multispicata Levl.
Arthrostylidium multispicatum Pilger
multispinus
multispina
multispinum
many spined
multusmultadjmany
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
spinaspinnoun/fthorn; prickle, spine
usadjLatinizing suffix
Rubus multispinus Blanch.
multistriatus
multistriata
multistriatum
many stripes
multusmultadjmany
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
striastrinoun/ffurrow, channel
atusatadjadjectival suffix for nouns: possessive of or likeness of something (with, shaped, made)/ for verb participles: a completed action, -ed
Trifolium multistriatum W. D. J. Koch
multisulcatus
multisulcati
multisulcatum
with multiple furrows
multusmultadjmany
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
sulcatussulcatpparsulco
to plow, furrow
multivalvis
multivalvis
multivalve
many valves
multusmultadjmany
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
valvisvalvadj/ valva
leaves of a folding door
is
adjectival suffix
munitus
munita
munitum
armed
munitusmunitadjfortified, protected, safe
Argemone munita Dur. & Hilg.
Polystichum munitum (Kaulfuss) K.Presl
muricatus
muricata
muricatum
with spines
murexmuricnoun/ma fish with sharp spines from which a purple dye was made
atusatadjadjectival suffix for nouns: possessive of or likeness of something (with, shaped, made)/ for verb participles: a completed action, -ed
Acacia muricata (L.) Willd.
Ceratophyllum muricatum Cham.
Amaranthus muricatus (Gillies ex Moq.) Gillies ex Hicken
musaicus
musaica
musaicum
mosaic like
musaicusmusaicadjμοσαικοϛ
ML
of the muses, music, art, poetry
Guzmania musaica (Linden & Andre) Mez
muscaetoxicum
muscaetoxica
fly poison
muscamuscnoun/fa fly
aeaecnctconnective vowel sometimes used by botanical Latin instead of 'i' to distinguish between two words with the same root, e.g. tuba (trumpet) and tubus (tube); in some cases 'ae' is incorrectly used because it is the genitive singular suffix of the preceeding word but it should be corrected to 'i'
toxicumtoxicnoun/narrow poison, poison
Amianthium muscaetoxicum (Walter) A. Gray
muscicola
muscicolae
growing in moss
muscusmuscnoun/mmossy
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
colacolnoun/fincola
dweller, inhabitant -> -cola/-colus suffix
Catillaria muscicola Lynge
muscipula
muscipulae
mouse trap
muscipulamuscipulnoun/fmouse trap
Dionaea muscipula Ellis
muscivorus
muscivora
muscivorum
fly eating
muscamuscnoun/fa fly
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
vorusvoradjvoro
to devour, swallow whole; destroy
muscoides
muscoides
muscoides
moss like
muscusmuscnoun/mmossy
oidesoidadj-οειδεϛ
adjective suffix for nouns: like, resemble
Phlox muscoides Nutt.
muscoideus
muscoidea
muscoideum
moss like
muscusmuscnoun/mmossy
oideusoideadj-οειδηοϛ
adjective suffix for nouns: like, resemble
Androsace muscoidea Duby
muscosus
muscosa
muscosum
mossy
muscosusmuscosadjmossy
Cranichis muscosa Sw.
mutabilis
mutabilis
mutabile
changeable
mutabilismutabiladjthat which may be altered, changeable, mutable
Allium mutabile Michx.
Magnolia mutabilis Regel
mutatus
mutata
mutatum
different
mutatusmutatadjdifferent
Eleocharis mutata (L.) Roemer & J.A. Schultes
Scirpus mutatus L.
mutilus
mutila
mutilum
mutilated
mutilusmutiladjmaimed, mutilated
Hypericum mutilum L.