Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

paradoxus - pauperrimus

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Epithet

Definition

Derivation

Stem

Type/
Gender

Meaning

paradoxus
paradoxa
paradoxum
not of the expected
paradoxusparadoxadjπαραδοξοϛ
contrary to expectations, paradoxical
Echinacea paradoxa (J.B.S.Norton) Britt.
Piptatherum paradoxum (L.) P. Beauv.
Campylopus paradoxus Wils. in Hardy
pardalinus
pardalina
pardalinum
leopard spotted
pardalispardalnoun/fπαρδαλιϛ
a female leopard
inusinadjadjective suffix for nouns: belonging to or resembling
Lilium pardalinum Kellogg
Astragalus pardalinus (Rydb.) Barneby
parthenium
parthenia
name of Greek plant
partheniumpartheninoun/nπαρϑενιον
of several plants: Pyrethrum parthenium, Anacyclus pyrethrum
Tanacetum parthenium (L.) Schultz-Bip.
parviflorus
parviflora
parviflorum
small flowered
parvusparvadjsmall, little, insignificant
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
florusflorpparfloreo
to bloom, to flower
Anemone parviflora Michx.
Lithophragma parviflorum (Hook.) Nutt. ex Torr. & Gray
Diplacus parviflorus Greene
parvifolius
parvifolia
parvifolium
small leaved
parvusparvadjsmall, little, insignificant
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
foliusfoliadjfolium
leaf
Antennaria parvifolia Nutt.
Phymaspermum parvifolium (DC.) Benth. & Hook. f.
Ceanothus parvifolius (S. Wats.) Trel.
parvipunctatus
parvipunctata
parvipunctatum
small spots
parvusparvadjsmall, little, insignificant
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
punctumpunctnoun/nsomething that is pricked; a puncture; a spot; a small portion
atusatadjadjectival suffix for nouns: possessive of or likeness of something (with, shaped, made)/ for verb participles: a completed action, -ed
Stapelia parvipunctata (N. E. Br.) ex Schumann
parvissimus
parvissima
parvissimum
smallest
superlative of parvusparvadjsmall, little, insignificant
issimusissimadjsuperlative suffix; most so, to the greatest degree; most-, -est (e.g. largest, prettiest, whitest)
parvulus
parvula
parvulum
very small
parvusparvadjsmall, little, insignificant
ulusuladjadjective suffix for adjectives: diminutive
Castilleja parvula Rydb.
Abutilon parvulum Gray
Penstemon parvulus (Gray) Krautter
parvus
parva
parvum
small
parvusparvadjsmall, little, insignificant
Sansevieria parva N. E. Br.
Allium parvum Kellogg
Anthoceros parvus Steph.
patens
patens
patens
spreading
patenspatentaparpateo
to lie open, be open
Anemone patens L.
patentissimus
patentissima
patentissimum
most spreading
superlative of patenspatentaparpateo
to lie open, be open
issimusissimadjsuperlative suffix; most so, to the greatest degree; most-, -est (e.g. largest, prettiest, whitest)
Eragrostis patentissima Hack.
patulus
patula
patulum
spreading
patuluspatuladjspread out, open wide
Campanula patula L.
Cerastium patulum Greene
Amaranthus patulus Bertol.
paucicapitatus
paucicapitata
paucicapitatum
few heads
paucuspaucadjfew, little
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
caputcapitnoun/nhead
atusatadjadjectival suffix for nouns: possessive of or likeness of something (with, shaped, made)/ for verb participles: a completed action, -ed
Aster paucicapitatus (B.L.Robins.) B.L.Robins.
paucidens
paucidentes
few teeth
paucuspaucadjfew, little
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
densdentnoun/mtooth
Asplenium paucidens Alderw.
pauciflorus
pauciflora
pauciflorum
few flowered
paucuspaucadjfew, little
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
florusflorpparfloreo
to bloom, to flower
Croomia pauciflora (Nutt.) Torr.
Dodecatheon pauciflorum Greene
Senecio pauciflorus Pursh
paucifolius
paucifolia
paucifolium
few leaved
paucuspaucadjfew, little
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
foliusfoliadjfolium
leaf
Polygala paucifolia Willd.
Paspalum paucifolium Swallen
Rumex paucifolius Nutt.
paucinervius
paucinervia
paucinervium
few veined
paucuspaucadjfew, little
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
pauciradiatus
pauciradiata
pauciradiatum
few rays
paucuspaucadjfew, little
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
radiatusradiatpparwith rays; shining
Baileya pauciradiata Harvey & Gray ex Gray
pauciramosus
pauciramosa
pauciramosum
notably few branches
paucuspaucadjfew, little
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
ramusramnoun/mbranch, twig
osusosadjadjective suffix for nouns: plenitude or notable development
pauperculus
paupercula
pauperculum
little-poor
pauperculuspauperculadjpoor
Adiantopsis paupercula (Kunze) Fee
Eupatorium pauperculum Gray
Senecio pauperculus Michx.
pauperrimus
pauperrima
pauperrimum
poorest
superlative of pauperpauperadjpoor; feeble
rimusrimadjsuperlative suffix; most so, to the greatest degree; most-, -est (e.g. largest, prettiest, whitest)
Rubus pauperrimus Bailey