Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

orientalis - ovinus

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Epithet

Definition

Derivation

Stem

Type/
Gender

Meaning

orientalis
orientalis
orientale
eastern; oriental
orientalisorientaladjof the East
Acer orientale auct non L
Ajuga orientalis L.
ornatissimus
ornatissima
ornatissimum
showiest
superlative of ornatusornatpparequipped, furnished; adorned, ornate
issimusissimadjsuperlative suffix; most so, to the greatest degree; most-, -est (e.g. largest, prettiest, whitest)
Downingia ornatissima Greene
ornithopus
ornithopodi
a bird's foot
ornisornithnoun/cορνισ, ιϑοϛ
a bird
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
puspodnoun/mπουϛ, ποδοϛ
foot
Hosackia ornithopa Greene
Euphorbia ornithopus Jacq.
ornithorhynchus
ornithorhyncha
ornithorhynchum
like a bird's beak
ornisornithnoun/cορνισ, ιϑοϛ
a bird
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
rhynchosrhynchnoun/nρυγχοϛ
a snout, beak
usadjLatinizing suffix
Pedicularis ornithorhyncha Benth.
Chasmanthium ornithorhynchum (Steud.) Yates
orthorrhynchus
orthorrhyncha
orthorrhynchum
straight snout
orthosorthadjορϑοϛ
straight
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
rrcnctρ
sometimes the Greek aspirated 'r' is rrh and sometimes rh in the Latin transliteration
rhynchosrhynchnoun/nρυγχοϛ
a snout, beak
usadjLatinizing suffix
Mnium orthorrhynchum auct plur.
ossifragus
ossifraga
ossifragum
bone breaking
ossifragusossifragadjbone breaking
Narthecium ossifragum (L.) Huds.
osteospermus
osteosperma
osteospermum
bony seed
osteonostenoun/nοστεον
a bone
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
Juniperus osteosperma (Torr.) Little
ovalifolius
ovalifolia
ovalifolium
oval leaved
ovalisovaladjof or pertaining to an egg
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
foliusfoliadjfolium
leaf
Acaena ovalifolia Ruiz & Pav.
Eriogonum ovalifolium Nutt.
Alysicarpus ovalifolius (Schumacher) J. Leonard
ovalis
ovalis
ovale
oval
ovalisovaladjof or pertaining to an egg
Dichanthelium ovale (Ell.) Gould & C.A. Clark
Smelowskia ovalis M.E.Jones
ovato-oblongus
ovato-oblonga
ovato-oblongum
oval and oblong
ovatusovatadjegg shaped
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
--cnct
oblongusoblongadjlonger than wide, oblong
ovatus
ovata
ovatum
oval
ovatusovatadjegg shaped
Cacalia ovata Walt.
Trillium ovatum Pursh
Lagurus ovatus L.
ovifer
ovifera
oviferum
egg bearing
ovumovnoun/nan egg
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
ferferaparfero
to bear, carry, bring
Cucurbita ovifera L.
Pachyphytum oviferum J. A. Purpus
ovinus
ovina
ovinum
of sheep
ovinusovinadjof or belonging to sheep
Potentilla ovina Macoun
Panicum ovinum Scribn. & J.G. Sm.
Erigeron ovinus Cronq.