Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

phyllanthos - pilulifer

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Epithet

Definition

Derivation

Stem

Type/
Gender

Meaning

phyllanthos
phyllantheis
leaf-flower
phyllonphyllnoun/nφυλλον
leaf; foliage
anthosanthnoun/nανϑοϛ
flower
phyllostachyus
phyllostachya
phyllostachyum
leafy spikes
phyllonphyllnoun/nφυλλον
leaf; foliage
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
stachysstachynoun/mσταχυϛ
spike; ear of corn
usadjLatinizing suffix
Hypoestes phyllostachya Baker
Heliotropium phyllostachyum Torr.
picturatus
picturata
picturatum
variegated
picturatuspicturatadjlike a painting, variegated; embroidered
Calathea picturata (Linden) K. Koch & Linden
Caladium picturatum K. Koch & C. D. Bouche
pictus
picta
pictum
painted
pictuspictpparpingo
to paint
Pyrola picta Sm.
Abutilon pictum (Gillies ex Hook. & Arn.) Walp.
Mimulus pictus (Curran ex Greene) Gray
pileatus
pileata
pileatum
capped
pileuspilenoun/mπιλοϛ
a close fitting egg shaped hat worn at the Saturnalia or given as a sign of freedom
atusatadjadjectival suffix for nouns: possessive of or likeness of something (with, shaped, made)/ for verb participles: a completed action, -ed
Lonicera pileata f. yunnanensis (Franch.) Rehder
Stereocaulon pileatum Ach.
Rubus pileatus Focke
pilifer
pilifera
piliferum
hair bearing
piluspilnoun/ma hair; a trifle
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
ferferaparfero
to bear, carry, bring
Campylopus pilifer Brid.
Aloina pilifera (De Not.) Crum & Steere
Brachythecium piliferum (Hedw.) Kindb.
pilocarpus
pilocarpa
pilocarpum
hairy fruit
piluspilnoun/ma hair; a trifle
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
pilosior
pilosior
pilosius
hairier
comparative of pilosuspilosadjhairy, shaggy
ioradjcomparative suffix; more so, to a greater degree; more-, -er (e.g. larger, prettier, whiter)
Cassia pilosior (B.L. Robins. ex J.F. Macbr.) Irwin & Barneby
pilosissimus
pilosissima
pilosissimum
hairiest
superlative of pilosuspilosadjhairy, shaggy
issimusissimadjsuperlative suffix; most so, to the greatest degree; most-, -est (e.g. largest, prettiest, whitest)
Mussaenda pilosissima (Engl.) Valeton
pilosiusculus
pilosiuscula
pilosiusculum
somewhat pilose (hairy)
pilosuspilosadjhairy, shaggy
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
usculususculadjdiminutive: small, lesser
Dioscorea pilosiuscula Bertero ex Spreng.
Mimulus pilosiusculus Kunth
pilosulus
pilosula
pilosulum
somewhat hairy
pilosuspilosadjhairy, shaggy
ulusuladjadjective suffix for adjectives: diminutive
Arctostaphylos pilosula Jepson & Wies. ex Jepson
Gibbaeum pilosulum (N. E. Br.) N. E. Br.
Petalostemon pilosulus Rydb.
pilosus
pilosa
pilosum
hairy
pilosuspilosadjhairy, shaggy
Agrimonia pilosa Ledeb.
Pycnanthemum pilosum Nutt.
Aphanostephus pilosus Buckl.
pilulifer
pilulifera
piluliferum
with little balls
pilulapilulnoun/fa little ball; a pill
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
ferferaparfero
to bear, carry, bring
Adina pilulifera (Lam.) Franch. ex Drake