Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

petasitis - phryganodes

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Epithet

Definition

Derivation

Stem

Type/
Gender

Meaning

petasitis
petasites
hat like
petasuspetasnoun/mπετασοϛ
a broad brimmed cap
itisitnoun/mites
-ιταϛ ?
substantive suffix for nouns: connection to a noun
Senecio petasitis (Sims) DC.
petiolaris
petiolaris
petiolare
with petioles (leaf stalks)
petioluspetiolnoun/mpes
foot; claw
olus
substantive suffix for 1st & 2nd declention nouns: diminutive
arisaradjalis
adjective suffix for nouns: of or pertaining to
Erysimum petiolare (Gray) Kuntze
Aklema petiolaris (Sims) Millsp.
petiolatus
petiolata
petiolatum
with petioles (leaf stalks)
petioluspetiolnoun/mpes
foot; claw
olus
substantive suffix for 1st & 2nd declention nouns: diminutive
atusatadjadjectival suffix for nouns: possessive of or likeness of something (with, shaped, made)/ for verb participles: a completed action, -ed
Alliaria petiolata (Bieb.) Cavara & Grande
Eryngium petiolatum Hook.
Penstemon petiolatus Brandeg.
petraeus
petraea
petraeum
growing with rocks
petrapetrnoun/fπετρα
a rock, stone
aeusaeadj-αεοϛ
adjective suffix for nouns: belonging to, from, of
Arabis petraea (L.) Lam.
Alyssum petraeum Ard.
Cymopterus petraeus M.E. Jones
petrophilus
petrophila
petrophilum
rock loving
petrapetrnoun/fπετρα
a rock, stone
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
Campanula petrophila Rupr.
Brachythecium petrophilum Williams
petrosus
petrosa
petrosum
growing in very rocky conditions
petrapetrnoun/fπετρα
a rock, stone
osusosadjadjective suffix for nouns: plenitude or notable development
phaeacanthus
phaeacantha
phaeacanthum
gray thorns
phaeosphaeadjphaios
φαιοϛ
dusky, gray
acanthaacanthnoun/fακανϑα
thorn, thistle
usadjLatinizing suffix
Opuntia phaeacantha Engelm.
phaeus
phaea
phaeum
dusky
phaeosphaeadjphaios
φαιοϛ
dusky, gray
usadjLatinizing suffix
Gyrophora phaea (Tuck.) Nyl.
Geranium phaeum L.
phalacrocarpus
phalacrocarpa
phalacrocarpum
hairless seed
phalacrosphalacradjφαλακροϛ
bald headed
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
Viola phalacrocarpa Maxim.
phalaenopsis
phalaenopses
moth like
phalaenaphalaennoun/fphalaina
φαλαινα
a whale; a moth
opsisopsnoun/fοψιϛ
an appearance; a seeing
philocremnus
philocremna
philocremnum
crag loving
philocremnosphilocremnadjφιλοκρημνοϛ
loving steep rocks (of goats)
usadjLatinizing suffix
phlebophyllus
phlebophylla
phlebophyllum
veined leaves
phlepsphlebnoun/fφλεψ
a vein; channel
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
phyllonphyllnoun/nφυλλον
leaf; foliage
usadjLatinizing suffix
Salix phlebophylla Anderss.
phlogifolius
phlogifolia
phlogifolium
flame or phlox like leaf
phloxphlognoun/fφλοξ
a flame, blaze
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
foliusfoliadjfolium
leaf
Gentiana phlogifolia Schott & Kotschy
Symphyotrichum phlogifolium (Muhl. ex Willd.) Nesom
phoeniceus
phoenicea
phoeniceum
purple-red
phoeniceusphoeniceadjφοινικεοϛ
purple-red after the dye that came from Phoenicia
Pentapetes phoenicea L.
Verbascum phoeniceum L.
Callistemon phoeniceus Lindley
phoenicolasius
phoenicolasia
phoenicolasium
purple hairs
phoenixphoenicadjφοινιξ, ικοϛ
purple, crimson
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
lasioslasiadjλαιοϛ
shaggy, wooly, hairy
usadjLatinizing suffix
Rubus phoenicolasius Maxim.
phryganodes
phryganoda
like rods or straws
phryganonphrygannoun/nφρυγανον
a rod or straw; dried sticks
odesodadjoides
-οειδεϛ
adjective suffix for nouns: like, resemble
Phippsia phryganodes (Trin.) A.& D. Love