Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

agglomeratus - ailanthoides

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Epithet

Definition

Derivation

Stem

Type/
Gender

Meaning

agglomeratus
agglomerata
agglomeratum
balled
agglomeratusagglomeratpparagglomero
to wind onto (as a ball)
Eucalyptus agglomerata Maiden
agglutinatus
agglutinata
agglutinatum
stuck together
agglutinatusagglutinatpadjagglutino
L.
to glue, solder, cement to
Echites agglutinata Jacq.
Rhododendron agglutinatum Balf. f. & Forrest
aggregatulus
aggregatula
aggregatulum
joined in little clusters
aggregatusaggregatpparaggrego
to attach to, connect with; to bring together, collect, gather
ulusuladjadjective suffix for adjectives: diminutive
Bacidia aggregatula Malme
aggregatus
aggregata
aggregatum
clustered, joined together
aggregatusaggregatpparaggrego
to attach to, connect with; to bring together, collect, gather
Gilia aggregata (Pursh) Spreng.
Dendrobium aggregatum Roxb., nom. illeg.
Cyperus aggregatus (Willd.) Endl.
agilis
agilis
agile
agile
agilisagiladjeasily moved; agile, quick
Rubus agilis Bailey
aglaea
aglaeae
beauty
aglaeaaglaenoun/fαγλαια
beauty, splendor, adornment, brightness
Lecidea aglaea Sommerf.
aglaospermus
aglaosperma
aglaospermum
with beautiful or bright seeds
aglaosaglaadjαγλαοϛ
bright, shining; splendid
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
Adenanthera aglaosperma Alston
aglossus
aglossa
aglossum
tongueless
aglossosaglossadjαγλωσσοϛ
without a tongue
usadjLatinizing suffix
Perityle aglossa Gray
agninus
agnina
agninum
relating to lamb
agninusagninadjof or belonging to a lamb
Astragalus agninus Jepson
agnus
agna
agnum
chaste
agnosagnadjαγνοϛ
chaste, pure, holy
usadjLatinizing suffix
agnus-castus
agna-casta
agnum-castum
chaste - chaste
agnosagnadjαγνοϛ
chaste, pure, holy
usadjLatinizing suffix
--cnct
castuscastadjchaste, pure
Vitex agnus-castus L.
agrarius
agraria
agrarium
growing in fields
agrariusagrariadjL.
of or pertaining to the land
Barbula agraria Hedw.
Trifolium agrarium L. p.p.
agrestis
agrestis
agreste
of a field, rustic
agrestisagrestadjof or belonging to land, fields, or the country; country-like, rustic
Fritillaria agrestis Greene
agrimoniifolius
agrimoniifolia
agrimoniifolium
leaves like the genus Agrimonia
agrimoniaagrimoninoun/fargemonia
a plant similar to the Greek argemone, neither of which is known (doubly misspelled as agrimonia)
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
foliusfoliadjfolium
leaf
Solanum agrimoniifolium (Dunal) J. F. Macbr.
agrimonioides
agrimonioides
agrimonioides
like the genus Agrimonia
agrimoniaagrimoninoun/fargemonia
a plant similar to the Greek argemone, neither of which is known (doubly misspelled as agrimonia)
oidesoidadj-οειδεϛ
adjective suffix for nouns: like, resemble
Cenchrus agrimonioides Trin.
agrostis
agrosteis
grass
agrostisagrostnoun/fαγρωστιϛ
field grass eaten by mules, variously ascribed to Triticum repens and Cynodon dactylon
Thysanolaena agrostis Nees
ailanthifolius
ailanthifolia
ailanthifolium
leaves like the genus Ailanthus (tree of heaven)
ailanthusailanthnoun/failanto
Moluccan
reaching for the sky
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
foliusfoliadjfolium
leaf
Juglans ailanthifolia Carr.
ailanthoides
ailanthoides
ailanthoides
like the genus Ailanthus (tree of heaven)
ailanthusailanthnoun/failanto
Moluccan
reaching for the sky
oidesoidadj-οειδεϛ
adjective suffix for nouns: like, resemble
Zanthoxylum ailanthoides Siebold & Zucc.