Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

aiolopeplus - alatus

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Epithet

Definition

Derivation

Stem

Type/
Gender

Meaning

aiolopeplus
aiolopepla
aiolopeplum
spangled robe
aiolopeplosaiolopeplnoun/mαιολοπεπλοϛ
spangled robe
usadjLatinizing suffix
Rhododendron aiolopeplum Balf. f. & Forrest
aiolosalpinx
aiolosalpinges
trumpet of Aeolus, god of the winds
aiolosaiolnounAiolos
Αιολοϛ
Greek god of the winds
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
salpinxsalpingnoun/fσαλπιγξ, γγοϛ
a war trumpet
aizoides
aizoides
like the genus Aizoon
aizoonaizonoun/nαειζωον
from 'ever living'; house-leek: Sempervivum tectorum or stone-crop: Sedum album
idesidnoun/f-ιδηϛ
substantive suffix for nouns: resemblance to noun
Saxifraga aizoides L.
aizoon
aizoa
evergreen
aizoonaizonoun/nαειζωον
from 'ever living'; house-leek: Sempervivum tectorum or stone-crop: Sedum album
Saxifraga aizoon Jacq.
ajugifolius
ajugifolia
ajugifolium
leaves like the genus Ajuga
ajugaajugnoun/fa
α-
not, without, less
jugum
ζυγον
yoke
a
Latinizing feminine suffix
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
foliusfoliadjfolium
leaf
ajugoides
ajugoides
ajugoides
like the genus Ajuga
ajugaajugnoun/fa
α-
not, without, less
jugum
ζυγον
yoke
a
Latinizing feminine suffix
oidesoidadj-οειδεϛ
adjective suffix for nouns: like, resemble
Stachys ajugoides Benth.
akebioides
akebioides
akebioides
like the genus Akebia
akebiaakebinoun/fakebi
Japanese
name for plants in the genus Akebia
oidesoidadj-οειδεϛ
adjective suffix for nouns: like, resemble
Clematis akebioides (Maxim.) hort. ex Veitch
akompsus
akompsa
akompsum
unadorned
akompsosakompsadjακομπσοϛ
simple, plain
usadjLatinizing suffix
Lecanactis akompsa (Tuck.)
alabastrinus
alabastrina
alabastrinum
marble white
alabasteralabastrnoun/mαλαβαστποϛ
box made from alabaster
inusinadj-ινοϛ
adjective suffix for nouns: composition, color, resembling, owning
alaternus
alaterni
an Latin name of a uncertain shrub
alaternusalaternnoun/fL.
a shrub of uncertain identity; used by Linnaeus for a species of buckthorn
Rhamnus alaternus L.
alatus
alata
alatum
winged
alatusalatadjfurnished with wings, winged
Euonymus alata (Thunb.) Sieb.
Cathartolinum alatum Small
Mimulus alatus Ait.