Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

myriophyllus - myrtinervius

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Epithet

Definition

Derivation

Stem

Type/
Gender

Meaning

myriophyllus
myriophylla
myriophyllum
many leaved
myriosmyriadjμυριοϛ
countless; huge, infinite; 10,000
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 myriophylla Lindl.
Asplenium myriophyllum (Sw.) K. Presl
myriostigma
myriostigmata
many stigmata
myriosmyriadjμυριοϛ
countless; huge, infinite; 10,000
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
stigmastigmatnoun/nστιγμα
Gk: thorn, point; brand, blemish; L: brand
Astrophytum myriostigma Lem.
myrtifolius
myrtifolia
myrtifolium
leaves like genus Myrtus (myrtle)
myrtusmyrtnoun/fμυρτοϛ
myrtle
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
foliusfoliadjfolium
leaf
Acacia myrtifolia Willd.
Hypericum myrtifolium Lam.
Lathyrus myrtifolius Muhl. ex Willd.
myrtilloides
myrtilloides
myrtilloides
like a little myrtle
myrtusmyrtnoun/fμυρτοϛ
myrtle
illusillnoun/msubstantive suffix for 1st & 2nd declension nouns: diminutive
oidesoidadj-οειδεϛ
adjective suffix for nouns: like, resemble
Vaccinium myrtilloides Michx.
myrtillus
myrtilli
a little myrtle
myrtusmyrtnoun/fμυρτοϛ
myrtle
illusillnoun/msubstantive suffix for 1st & 2nd declension nouns: diminutive
Vaccinium myrtillus L.
myrtinervius
myrtinervia
myrtinervium
veined like Myrtus
myrtusmyrtnoun/fμυρτοϛ
myrtle
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