Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

pubentior - puellaris

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Epithet

Definition

Derivation

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Type/
Gender

Meaning

pubentior
pubentior
pubentius
more vigorous
comparative of pubenspubentadjpubescent; vigrous, flourishing
ioradjcomparative suffix; more so, to a greater degree; more-, -er (e.g. larger, prettier, whiter)
Aster pubentior Cronq.
pubentissimus
pubentissima
pubentissimum
most vigorous
superlative of pubenspubentadjpubescent; vigrous, flourishing
issimusissimadjsuperlative suffix; most so, to the greatest degree; most-, -est (e.g. largest, prettiest, whitest)
Euphorbia pubentissima Michx.
Astragalus pubentissimus Torr. & Gray
puberulentus
puberulenta
puberulentum
markedly downy
puberpubernoun/fpubes
youth, men; hair that appears at puberty
ulentusulentadjadjective suffix for nouns: plenitude or notable development, from more recent coinage of words, see '-osus'
Gentiana puberulenta J.Pringle
Penstemon puberulentus Rydb.
puberulus
puberula
puberulum
with tiny hairs
puberpubernoun/fpubes
youth, men; hair that appears at puberty
ulusuladjadjective suffix for adjectives: diminutive
Castilleja puberula Rydb.
Cathartolinum puberulum (Engelm.) Small
Anisacanthus puberulus (Torr.) Henrickson & Lott
pubescens
pubescens
pubescens
becoming hairy
pubescenspubescentadjpubesco
to reach puberty, become pubescent
Aquilegia pubescens Coville
pubiflorus
pubiflora
pubiflorum
hairy flowers
pubespubnoun/fyouth, men; hair that appears at puberty
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
florusflorpparfloreo
to bloom, to flower
Nassella pubiflora (Trin. & Rupr.) E. Desv.
Paspalum pubiflorum Rupr. ex Galeotti
pubiger
pubigera
pubigerum
hairy
pubespubnoun/fyouth, men; hair that appears at puberty
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
gergerapargero
to carry, bear, wear
Prunus pubigera (C. K. Schneid.) Koehne, nom. illeg.
Jasminum pubigerum D. Don
pubinervius
pubinervia
pubinervium
hairy veins
pubespubnoun/fyouth, men; hair that appears at puberty
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
Phlogacanthus pubinervius T. Anderson
pudibundus
pudibunda
pudibundum
bashful
pudibunduspudibundadjashamed, bashful, modest
pudicus
pudica
pudicum
bashful
pudicuspudicadjashamed, bashful, modest, chaste
Fritillaria pudica (Pursh) Spreng.
Lilium pudicum Pursh
Ochrocodon pudicus (Pursh) Rydb.
puellaris
puellaris
puellare
girlish
puellarispuellaradjof or belonging to a girl, girlish, maidenly