Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

planiflorus - pneumonanthis

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Epithet

Definition

Derivation

Stem

Type/
Gender

Meaning

planiflorus
planiflora
planiflorum
flat flowered
planusplanadjeven, level, flat
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
florusflorpparfloreo
to bloom, to flower
Cuscuta planiflora Ten.
Senecio planiflorus Kunze ex Cabrera
planifolius
planifolia
planifolium
flat leaved
planusplanadjeven, level, flat
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
foliusfoliadjfolium
leaf
Maireana planifolia (F. Muell.) Paul G. Wilson
Trichophorum planifolium (Spreng.) Palla
Cyperus planifolius Rich.
planipes
planipedes
flat stalk
planusplanadjeven, level, flat
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
pespednoun/mfoot; claw
Sagittaria planipes Fern.
planipetalus
planipetala
planipetalum
flat petals
planusplanadjeven, level, flat
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
petalumpetalnoun/nπεταλον
Mod L
petal (Gk: leaf, tablet)
usadjLatinizing suffix
Vancouveria planipetala Calloni
planiscapus
planiscapa
planiscapum
flat scape
planusplanadjeven, level, flat
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
scapusscapadjshaft, stem, stalk, trunk
Ophiopogon planiscapus Nakai
planissimus
planissima
planissimum
flattest
superlative of planusplanadjeven, level, flat
issimusissimadjsuperlative suffix; most so, to the greatest degree; most-, -est (e.g. largest, prettiest, whitest)
Plagiothecium planissimum (Mitt.) Bartr.
planopetiolatus
planopetiolata
planopetiolatum
with flat petioles
planusplanadjeven, level, flat
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
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
Parahebe planopetiolata (G. Simpson & J. S. Thomson) W. R. B. Oliv.
plantagineus
plantaginea
plantagineum
like a plantain
plantagoplantaginnoun/fa plantain
euseadjadjective suffix for nouns: made from, color, -like
Carex plantaginea Lam.
Echium plantagineum L.
plantaginifolius
plantaginifolia
plantaginifolium
leaves like a plantain
plantagoplantaginnoun/fa plantain
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
foliusfoliadjfolium
leaf
Antennaria plantaginifolia (L.) Richards.
Diplazium plantaginifolium (L.) Urban
planus
plana
planum
flat
planusplanadjeven, level, flat
Carex plana Mackenzie
Eryngium planum L.
Anthoceros planus Steph.
platanifolius
platanifolia
platanifolium
leaves like the genus Platanus (plane tree)
platanusplatannoun/fπλατανοϛ
the plane tree ???
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
foliusfoliadjfolium
leaf
Firmiana platanifolia (L. f.) Schott & Endl.
Alangium platanifolium (Siebold & Zucc.) Harms
Styrax platanifolius Engelm. ex Torr.
platyacanthus
platyacantha
platyacanthum
wide thorn
platysplatyadjπλατυϛ
wide, flat, broad, even
acanthaacanthnoun/fακανϑα
thorn, thistle
usadjLatinizing suffix
Acaena platyacantha Speg.
platycarpus
platycarpa
platycarpum
wide seed
platysplatyadjπλατυϛ
wide, flat, broad, even
carposcarpnoun/mκαρποϛ
fruit
usadjLatinizing suffix
Synthyris platycarpa Gail & Pennell
Lomatium platycarpum (Torr.) Coult. & Rose
Streptanthus platycarpus Gray
platyceras
platycerates
wide horn
platysplatyadjπλατυϛ
wide, flat, broad, even
cerasceratnoun/nκεραϛ, ατοϛ
horn, antlers
Argemone platyceras Link & Otto
platyglossus
platyglossa
platyglossum
wide tongue
platysplatyadjπλατυϛ
wide, flat, broad, even
glossaglossnoun/fγλωσσα
the tongue; a language
usadjLatinizing suffix
Layia platyglossa (Fisch. & C.A.Mey.) Gray
platyneuron
platyneura
wide veins
platysplatyadjπλατυϛ
wide, flat, broad, even
neuronneurnoun/nνευρον
sinew, tendon, nerve
Asplenium platyneuron (L.) Britton et al.
platypetalus
platypetala
platypetalum
wide petal
platysplatyadjπλατυϛ
wide, flat, broad, even
petalumpetalnoun/nπεταλον
Mod L
petal (Gk: leaf, tablet)
usadjLatinizing suffix
Gentiana platypetala Griseb.
platyphyllus
platyphylla
platyphyllum
wide leaved
platysplatyadjπλατυϛ
wide, flat, broad, even
phyllonphyllnoun/nφυλλον
leaf; foliage
usadjLatinizing suffix
Abronia platyphylla Standl.
Allium platyphyllum Tidestrom
Penstemon platyphyllus Rydb.
platyspermus
platysperma
platyspermum
wide seed
platysplatyadjπλατυϛ
wide, flat, broad, even
spermaspermnoun/nσπερμα
seed, germ
usadjLatinizing suffix
Arabis platysperma Gray
Erysimum platyspermum (Gray) Kuntze
pleniflorus
pleniflora
pleniflorum
full flowered
plenusplenadjfilled, full; abundant
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
florusflorpparfloreo
to bloom, to flower
Taraxacum pleniflorum M.P. Christens.
pleniradiatus
pleniradiata
pleniradiatum
many rayed
plenusplenadjfilled, full; abundant
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
radiatusradiatpparwith rays; shining
Baileya pleniradiata Harvey & Gray ex Gray
plenissimus
plenissima
plenissimum
most double
superlative of plenusplenadjfilled, full; abundant
issimusissimadjsuperlative suffix; most so, to the greatest degree; most-, -est (e.g. largest, prettiest, whitest)
Eucalyptus plenissima (C. A. Gardner) Brooker
plenus
plena
plenum
double
plenusplenadjfilled, full; abundant
Mimosa plena L.
Asplenium plenum E. St. John ex Small
plicatus
plicata
plicatum
pleated
plicatusplicatpparplico
to fold, to fold up
Thuja plicata Donn ex D.Don
Viburnum plicatum Thunb.
Rubus plicatus Weihe & Nees
plumarius
plumaria
plumarium
plumed
plumariusplumariadjof or belonging to soft feathers
Dianthus plumarius L.
plumbeus
plumbea
plumbeum
colored like lead
plumbeusplumbeadjof or pertaining to lead
Alocasia plumbea K. Koch ex Van Houtte
Catapyrenium plumbeum (de Lesd.) J. W. Thomson
Astragalus plumbeus Barneby
plumeus
plumea
plumeum
downy
plumeusplumeadjdowny
Helichrysum plumeum Allan
plumosus
plumosa
plumosum
feathery
plumosusplumosadjfeathery
Blepharizonia plumosa (Kellogg) Greene
Brachythecium plumosum (Hedw.) Schimp. in B.S.G.
Asparagus plumosus Baker
pluricaulis
pluricaulis
pluricaule
more stems
pluspluradjmore
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
cauliscauladj/ καυλοϛ
stem of a plant; usual spelling was colis or coles
pluriflorus
pluriflora
pluriflorum
more flowers
pluspluradjmore
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
florusflorpparfloreo
to bloom, to flower
Fritillaria pluriflora Torr. ex Benth.
Eriastrum pluriflorum (Heller) Mason
Phaseolus pluriflorus Marechal et al.
plurisetosus
plurisetosa
plurisetosum
with more bristles
pluspluradjmore
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
setasetnoun/fsaeta
a bristle or stiff hair of an animal
osusosadjadjective suffix for nouns: plenitude or notable development
Gentiana plurisetosa C.T.Mason
pneumonanthis
pneumonanthis
pneumonanthe
lung flower
pneumonpneumonnoun/mπνευμων, ονοϛ
the lungs
anthosanthnoun/nανϑοϛ
flower
isadjadjectival suffix
Gentiana pneumonanthe L.