Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

oxycarpus - oxysepalus

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Epithet

Definition

Derivation

Stem

Type/
Gender

Meaning

oxycarpus
oxycarpa
oxycarpum
pointed fruits
oxysoxyadjοξυϛ
sharp, pointed; dazzling; shrill; pungent
carposcarpnoun/mκαρποϛ
fruit
usadjLatinizing suffix
Caesalpinia oxycarpa (Benth. ex Gray) Fisher
Lepidium oxycarpum Torr. & Gray
oxylobus
oxyloba
oxylobum
pointed lobes
oxysoxyadjοξυϛ
sharp, pointed; dazzling; shrill; pungent
lobuslobnoun/mλοβοϛ
Late L
Greek: lobe of the ear; late Latin: husk, pod
usadjLatinizing suffix
Achillea oxyloba (DC.) Schultz-Bip.
Glaucium oxylobum Boiss. & Buhse
oxynotus
oxynota
oxynotum
pointed on the back
oxysoxyadjοξυϛ
sharp, pointed; dazzling; shrill; pungent
notosnotnoun/mνωτοϛ
the back
usadjLatinizing suffix
oxypetalus
oxypetala
oxypetalum
pointed petals
oxysoxyadjοξυϛ
sharp, pointed; dazzling; shrill; pungent
petalumpetalnoun/nπεταλον
Mod L
petal (Gk: leaf, tablet)
usadjLatinizing suffix
Pyrola oxypetala Austin ex Gray
Epiphyllum oxypetalum (DC.) Haw.
Narcissus oxypetalus Boiss.
oxyphyllus
oxyphylla
oxyphyllum
sharp leaves
oxysoxyadjοξυϛ
sharp, pointed; dazzling; shrill; pungent
phyllonphyllnoun/nφυλλον
leaf; foliage
usadjLatinizing suffix
Euonymus oxyphylla Miq.
Zanthoxylum oxyphyllum Edgew.
Erigeron oxyphyllus Greene
oxysepalus
oxysepala
oxysepalum
pointed sepals
oxysoxyadjοξυϛ
sharp, pointed; dazzling; shrill; pungent
sepalumsepalnoun/nMod L
sepal; = Gk skepe (covering) + petalum (petal) (coined in 1790 by H. J. de Necker)
skepe
σκεπη
covering; shelter, protection
petalum
πεταλον
Mod L
petal (Gk: leaf, tablet)
usadjLatinizing suffix
Aquilegia oxysepala Trautv. & C. A. Mey.
Delphinium oxysepalum Borbas & Pax