Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

ophianthus - oreophilus

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Epithet

Definition

Derivation

Stem

Type/
Gender

Meaning

ophianthus
ophiantha
ophianthum
snake flower
ophisophinoun/mοφιϛ
a snake
anthosanthnoun/nανϑοϛ
flower
usadjLatinizing suffix
Penstemon ophianthus Pennell
ophiocarpus
ophiocarpa
ophiocarpum
snake like seed
ophisophinoun/mοφιϛ
a snake
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
ophiodes
ophiodes
ophiodes
snake like
ophisophinoun/mοφιϛ
a snake
odesodadjoides
-οειδεϛ
adjective suffix for nouns: like, resemble
Nephelium ophiodes Radlk.
ophioglossoides
ophioglossoides
ophioglossoides
like genus Ophioglossum, snake tongue fern
ophisophinoun/mοφιϛ
a snake
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
glossaglossnoun/fγλωσσα
the tongue; a language
oidesoidadj-οειδεϛ
adjective suffix for nouns: like, resemble
Pogonia ophioglossoides (L.) Ker-Gawl.
oppositifolius
oppositifolia
oppositifolium
leaves opposite
oppositusoppositpparplaced opposite, against
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
foliusfoliadjfolium
leaf
Lewisia oppositifolia (S.Wats.) B.L.Robins.
Aethionema oppositifolium Boiss.
Umbilicus oppositifolius (Ledeb.) Ledeb.
orbelicus
orbelica
orbelicum
Mt Orbelicos, Greece
orbelusorbelnoun/mOrbelus
Ορβελοϛ
Mt Orbelus between Macedonia & Trace
icusicadj-ικοϛ
adjective suffix for nouns: belonging to, from, of
orbicularis
orbicularis
orbiculare
orbicular, circular
orbiculusorbiculnoun/ma small circle, ring
arisaradjalis
adjective suffix for nouns: of or pertaining to
Carpolipum orbiculare (Schwein.) Nees
Medicago orbicularis (L.) Bartalini
orbiculatus
orbiculata
orbiculatum
circular
orbiculusorbiculnoun/ma small circle, ring
atusatadjadjectival suffix for nouns: possessive of or likeness of something (with, shaped, made)/ for verb participles: a completed action, -ed
Cotyledon orbiculata L.
Celastrus orbiculatus Thunb.
orbus
orba
orbum
orphan
orbusorbadjdestitute; orphaned, childless
orchioides
orchioides
orchioides
orchid like
orchisorchnoun/fορχιϛ
testicle (here, shape of)
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
oidesoidadj-οειδεϛ
adjective suffix for nouns: like, resemble
Spiranthes orchioides (Sw.) A. Rich.
oreadus
oreada
oreadum
mountain nymph
oreasoreadnoun/fOreas
ορειαϛ, αδοϛ
(Gk: of or pertaining to the mountains); an Oread, mountain nymph
usadjLatinizing suffix
Campanula oreadum Boiss. & Heldr.
oreibatus
oreibata
oreibatum
of the mountains
oreibatesoreibatadjορειβατηϛ
mountain ranging
usadjLatinizing suffix
Draba oreibata J.F.Macbr. & Payson ex Payson
oreocreticus
oreocretica
oreocreticum
from mountains of Crete
orosorenoun/nοροϛ, εοϛ
a, or range of, mountain(s) or hill(s)
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
creticuscreticadjCreticus
from Crete, Cretan
Crocus oreocreticus B.L.Burtt
oreodoxus
oreodoxa
oreodoxum
mountain glory
orosorenoun/nοροϛ, εοϛ
a, or range of, mountain(s) or hill(s)
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
doxadoxnoun/fδοξα
opinion, judgment; reputation, glory, splendor
usadjLatinizing suffix
Rhododendron oreodoxa Franch.
oreophilus
oreophila
oreophilum
mountain loving
orosorenoun/nοροϛ, εοϛ
a, or range of, mountain(s) or hill(s)
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
philusphiladjphilos
φιλοσ, ε, ον
loved; loving, friendly, fond
us
Latinizing suffix
Sarracenia oreophila (Kearney) Wherry
Allium oreophilum C.A.Mey.
Aragallus oreophilus (Gray) A. Nels.