Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

albanicus - alexandrinus

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Definition

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Type/
Gender

Meaning

albanicus
albanica
albanicum
Albania
albanusalbanadjAlbanus
of or belonging to Alba or Albana, (see Daghestan, Russia on the Caspian Sea)
icusicadj-ικοϛ
adjective suffix for nouns: belonging to, from, of
Sanguisorba albanica Andras. & Jav.
Lilium albanicum Griseb.
albanus
albana
albanum
from Albana
albanusalbanadjAlbanus
of or belonging to Alba or Albana, (see Daghestan, Russia on the Caspian Sea)
Androsace albana Stev.
Allium albanum Grossh.
albellus
albella
albellum
almost white
albusalbadjwhite, dead white; pale; bright
elluselladjadjective suffix for adjective: diminutive
Lecanora albella (Pers.) Ach.
albens
albens
albens
whitened
albensalbentaparwhitening
Astragalus albens Greene
albescens
albescens
albescens
whitening, turning white
albescensalbescentaparalbesco
to become white
Antennaria albescens (E. Nels.) Rydb.
albicans
albicans
albicans
becoming white, whitish, not quite perfect white
albicansalbicantaparalbico
to be white
Agropyron albicans Scribn. & J.G. Sm.
albicarpus
albicarpa
albicarpum
white fruit
albusalbadjwhite, dead white; pale; bright
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
carposcarpnoun/mκαρποϛ
fruit
usadjLatinizing suffix
albicaulis
albicaulis
albicaule
white stemmed
albusalbadjwhite, dead white; pale; bright
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
cauliscauladj/ καυλοϛ
stem of a plant; usual spelling was colis or coles
Leucocraspedum albicaule (Dougl. ex Griseb.) Rydb.
Mentzelia albicaulis (Dougl. ex Hook.) Dougl. ex Torr. & Gray
albicolumnarius
albicolumnarii
albicolumnarium
white column
albusalbadjwhite, dead white; pale; bright
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
columnariuscolumnariadjof columns
Coryphantha albicolumnaria (Hester) A.D. Zimmerman
albidiflorus
albidiflora
albidiflorum
whitish flower
albidusalbidadjwhitish, white
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
florusflorpparfloreo
to bloom, to flower
Anacampseros albidiflora Poelln.
albidopunctatus
albidopunctata
albidopunctatum
whitish spots
albidusalbidadjwhitish, white
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
punctumpunctnoun/nsomething that is pricked; a puncture; a spot; a small portion
atusatadjadjectival suffix for nouns: possessive of or likeness of something (with, shaped, made)/ for verb participles: a completed action, -ed
Oldenlandia albidopunctata Merr.
albidulus
albidula
albidulum
whitish
albidusalbidadjwhitish, white
ulusuladjadjective suffix for adjectives: diminutive
Biatorella albidula (Willey) Zahlbr.
albidus
albida
albidum
whitish
albidusalbidadjwhitish, white
Arabis albida Stev.
Erythronium albidum Nutt.
Penstemon albidus Nutt.
albiflorus
albiflora
albiflorum
white flowered
albusalbadjwhite, dead white; pale; bright
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
florusflorpparfloreo
to bloom, to flower
Argemone albiflora Hornem.
Rhododendron albiflorum Hook.
Trollius albiflorus (Gray) Rydb.
albiflos
albiflores
white flower
albusalbadjwhite, dead white; pale; bright
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
flosflornoun/mL.
flower
Haemanthus albiflos Jacq.
albifolius
albifolia
albifolium
white leaved
albusalbadjwhite, dead white; pale; bright
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
foliusfoliadjfolium
leaf
Astragalus albifolius (M.E. Jones) Abrams
albifrons
albifrondes
white fronds
albusalbadjwhite, dead white; pale; bright
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
fronsfrondnoun/fleaf, foliage
Lupinus albifrons Benth.
albilanatus
albilanata
albilanatum
white wooly hairs
albusalbadjwhite, dead white; pale; bright
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
lanatuslanatadjcovered with wool, wooly
albilinea
albilineae
white line
albusalbadjwhite, dead white; pale; bright
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
linealinenoun/fplumb-line, line (drawn)
Iris albilinea Alexander
albimontanus
albimontana
albimontanum
from the White Mountains, in many places including Cyprus
albusalbadjwhite, dead white; pale; bright
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
montanusmontanadjof or belonging to the mountains
albinervis
albinervis
albinerve
white veins
albusalbadjwhite, dead white; pale; bright
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
nervusnervnoun/mνευρον
a sinew, tendon, nerve
isadjadjectival suffix
Oenothera albinervis R.R. Gates
albinervius
albinervia
albinervium
white veined
albusalbadjwhite, dead white; pale; bright
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
albineus
albinea
albineum
whitish
albusalbadjwhite, dead white; pale; bright
ineusineadjadjective suffix for nouns: composition, color, resembling
-ινηοϛ
adjective suffix: composition, color
Physcia albinea (Ach.) Nyl.
albinus
albina
albinum
whitish
albusalbadjwhite, dead white; pale; bright
inusinadjadjective suffix for nouns: belonging to or resembling
albipilosus
albipilosa
albipilosum
hairy white
albusalbadjwhite, dead white; pale; bright
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
pilosuspilosadjhairy, shaggy
Lupinus albipilosus Heller
albipunctus
albipuncta
albipunctum
white spotted
albusalbadjwhite, dead white; pale; bright
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
punctuspunctppar
Rabiea albipuncta (Haw.) N.E.Br.
albispinus
albispina
albispinum
white spined
albusalbadjwhite, dead white; pale; bright
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
spinaspinnoun/fthorn; prickle, spine
usadjLatinizing suffix
Echinocereus albispinus Lahman
albissimus
albissima
albissimum
whitest
superlative of albusalbadjwhite, dead white; pale; bright
issimusissimadjsuperlative suffix; most so, to the greatest degree; most-, -est (e.g. largest, prettiest, whitest)
Urceolaria albissima (Ach.) Fink
Diploschistes albissimus (Ach.) Dalla Torre & Sarnth.
albivenis
albivenis
albivene
white veined
albusalbadjwhite, dead white; pale; bright
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
venavennoun/fblood vessel, vein; artery; duct
isadjadjectival suffix
Fittonia albivenis (Lindl. ex Veitch) Brummitt
albivenius
albivenia
albivenium
white veined
albusalbadjwhite, dead white; pale; bright
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
venavennoun/fblood vessel, vein; artery; duct
iusiadj-ιοϛ
adjective suffix for nouns: characteristic of, connected to, resembling, when related to -eus: of..., ...like
Ipomoea albivenia (Lindl.) Sweet
Convolvulus albivenius Lindl.
albocaerulescens
albocaerulescens
albocaerulescens
white becoming light blue
albusalbadjwhite, dead white; pale; bright
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
caeruleuscaeruleadjdark-colored, dark blue, cerulean, azure, sea-colored, sea-green
scensscentadjescens
adjective suffix for nouns or adjectives: becoming like, incomplete resemblance -ish
Huilia albocaerulescens (Wulfen) Hertel
albocaeruleus
albocaerulea
albocaeruleum
bluish white
albusalbadjwhite, dead white; pale; bright
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
caeruleuscaeruleadjdark-colored, dark blue, cerulean, azure, sea-colored, sea-green
Salvia albocaerulea Linden
albocarpus
albocarpa
albocarpum
white seeded
albusalbadjwhite, dead white; pale; bright
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
albociliatus
albociliata
albociliatum
white hairs
albusalbadjwhite, dead white; pale; bright
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
ciliumcilinoun/neyelash & eyelid together
atusatadjadjectival suffix for nouns: possessive of or likeness of something (with, shaped, made)/ for verb participles: a completed action, -ed
Gigantochloa albociliata (Munro) Kurz
Leptochidium albociliatum (Desmaz.) Choisy
albocinctus
albocincta
albocinctum
girdled with white
albusalbadjwhite, dead white; pale; bright
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
cinctuscinctpparcingo
to surround with a girdle; to gird
Catinaria albocincta Degel.
albocinereus
albocinerea
albocinereum
ash white
albusalbadjwhite, dead white; pale; bright
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
cinereuscinereadjlike ashes, ash colored
Polymeridium albocinereum (Krempelh.) R. C. Harris
albocoeruleus
albocoerulea
albocoeruleum
bluish white
albusalbadjwhite, dead white; pale; bright
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
coeruleuscoeruleadjcaeruleus
dark-colored, dark blue, cerulean, azure, sea-colored, sea-green
alboflavescens
alboflavescens
alboflavescens
whitish yellow
albusalbadjwhite, dead white; pale; bright
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
flavusflavadjgolden yellow, reddish yellow, flaxen, blonde
escensescentadjadjective suffix for nouns or adjectives: becoming like, incomplete resemblance -ish
Ochrolechia alboflavescens (Wulfen) Zahlbr.
albofuscescens
albofuscescens
albofuscescens
white becoming dusky
albusalbadjwhite, dead white; pale; bright
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
fuscusfuscadjdark, dusky, swarthy
escensescentadjadjective suffix for nouns or adjectives: becoming like, incomplete resemblance -ish
Arthonia albofuscescens Tuck.
albogilvus
albogilva
albogilvum
very light yellow
albusalbadjwhite, dead white; pale; bright
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
gilvusgilvadjpale yellow
alboglaber
alboglabra
alboglabrum
glabrous (smooth) white
albusalbadjwhite, dead white; pale; bright
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
glaberglabradjhairless, smooth, bald
Brassica alboglabra L. H. Bailey
albohyalinus
albohyalina
albohyalinum
glassy white
albusalbadjwhite, dead white; pale; bright
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
hyalushyalnoun/mυαλοϛ
glass
inusinadjadjective suffix for nouns: belonging to or resembling
Biatora albohyalina (Nyl.) Bagl. & Carestia
albolabiatus
albolabiata
albolabiatum
white lipped
albusalbadjwhite, dead white; pale; bright
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
labialabinoun/flip
atusatadjadjectival suffix for nouns: possessive of or likeness of something (with, shaped, made)/ for verb participles: a completed action, -ed
Pedicularis albolabiata (Hulten) Kozh.
albolineatus
albolineata
albolineatum
white lined
albusalbadjwhite, dead white; pale; bright
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
linealinenoun/fplumb-line, line (drawn)
atusatadjadjectival suffix for nouns: possessive of or likeness of something (with, shaped, made)/ for verb participles: a completed action, -ed
albolutescens
albolutescens
albolutescens
white becoming green
albusalbadjwhite, dead white; pale; bright
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
luteusluteadjgolden, saffron, orange-yellow
scensscentadjescens
adjective suffix for nouns or adjectives: becoming like, incomplete resemblance -ish
Carex albolutescens Schwein.
albomaculatus
albomaculata
albomaculatum
white spotted
albusalbadjwhite, dead white; pale; bright
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
maculatusmaculatpparmaculo
to spot, stain, pollute, defile
Zantedeschia albomaculata (Hook.) Baill.
Haemanthus albomaculatus Baker
albomarginatus
albomarginata
albomarginatum
white margined
albusalbadjwhite, dead white; pale; bright
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
marginatusmarginatpparmarginato
to furnish with a border; to border, enclose with a margin
Phlox albomarginata M.E.Jones
Eremocrinum albomarginatum (M.E. Jones) M.E. Jones
Amaranthus albomarginatus Uline & Bray
alboniger
albonigra
albonigrum
white black
albusalbadjwhite, dead white; pale; bright
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
nigernigradjblack
Carex albonigra Mackenzie
Calicium albonigrum Nyl.
albonitens
albonitens
albonitens
shining white
albusalbadjwhite, dead white; pale; bright
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
nitensnitentpadjniteo
to shine
Selaginella albonitens Spring
albopictus
albopicta
albopictum
painted with white
albusalbadjwhite, dead white; pale; bright
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
pictuspictpparpingo
to paint
albopilosus
albopilosa
albopilosum
hairy white
albusalbadjwhite, dead white; pale; bright
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
pilosuspilosadjhairy, shaggy
Solidago albopilosa E.L. Braun
Allium albopilosum C. H. Wright
albopruinosus
albopruinosa
albopruinosum
frosted white
albusalbadjwhite, dead white; pale; bright
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
pruinosuspruinosadjfrosted
Aspicilia albopruinosa (Looman)
albopunctatus
albopunctata
albopunctatum
spotted white
albusalbadjwhite, dead white; pale; bright
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
punctumpunctnoun/nsomething that is pricked; a puncture; a spot; a small portion
atusatadjadjectival suffix for nouns: possessive of or likeness of something (with, shaped, made)/ for verb participles: a completed action, -ed
Cleyera albopunctata (Griseb.) Krug & Urban
Eroteum albopunctatum (Griseb.) Britt.
albopurpureus
albopurpurea
albopurpureum
purplish white
albusalbadjwhite, dead white; pale; bright
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
purpureuspurpureadjpurple colored
Iris albopurpurea Baker
Trifolium albopurpureum Torr. & Gray
alboradiatus
alboradiata
alboradiatum
with white rays
albusalbadjwhite, dead white; pale; bright
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
radiatusradiatpparwith rays; shining
Aspicilia alboradiata (H. Magn.) Oksner
alboroseus
alborosea
alboroseum
whitish rose
albusalbadjwhite, dead white; pale; bright
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
roseusroseadjof roses; rose colored, rosy
Onosma alborosea Fisch. & Mey.
Papaver alboroseum Hulten
albosericeus
albosericea
albosericeum
like white silk
albusalbadjwhite, dead white; pale; bright
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
sericeussericeadjsericis
σερικοϛ
of silk (misspelled: sericeus)
albostipes
albostipites
white stalked
albusalbadjwhite, dead white; pale; bright
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
stipesstipitnoun/mστυποϛ
log, stock , post, trunk of a tree/ Gk: pillar, prop
albostriatus
albostriata
albostriatum
white striped
albusalbadjwhite, dead white; pale; bright
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
striastrinoun/ffurrow, channel
atusatadjadjectival suffix for nouns: possessive of or likeness of something (with, shaped, made)/ for verb participles: a completed action, -ed
Cyperus albostriatus Schrad.
albosuffusus
albosuffusa
albosuffusum
suffused with white
albusalbadjwhite, dead white; pale; bright
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
suffusussuffuspadjsuffundo
to pour into, under, upons, suffuse
Lecidea albosuffusa Th. Fr.
albotomentosus
albotomentosa
albotomentosum
hairy white
albusalbadjwhite, dead white; pale; bright
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
tomentumtomentnountometum
stuffing for cushions: wool, feathers, etc
osusosadjadjective suffix for nouns: plenitude or notable development
albovariegatus
albovariegata
albovariegatum
variegated white
albusalbadjwhite, dead white; pale; bright
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
variegatusvariegatpparvariego
to make or be different colors, to variegate
Caloplaca albovariegata (de Lesd.) Wetmore
albovenius
albovenia
albovenium
with white veins
albusalbadjwhite, dead white; pale; bright
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
venavennoun/fblood vessel, vein; artery; duct
iusiadj-ιοϛ
adjective suffix for nouns: characteristic of, connected to, resembling, when related to -eus: of..., ...like
albovestitus
albovestita
albovestitum
clothed in white
albusalbadjwhite, dead white; pale; bright
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
vestitusvestitpparvestio
to clothe, to dress
alboviolaceus
alboviolacea
alboviolaceum
violet white
albusalbadjwhite, dead white; pale; bright
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
violaceusviolaceadjviolet colored
Aconitum alboviolaceum Kom.
albovirens
albovirens
albovirens
greenish white
albusalbadjwhite, dead white; pale; bright
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
virensvirentaparvireo
to be green or verdant
Pyxine albovirens (G. Meyer) Aptroot
albovirescens
albovirescens
albovirescens
white becoming green
albusalbadjwhite, dead white; pale; bright
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
virescensvirescaparviresco
go grow or become green
Arthonia albovirescens Nyl.
alboviridis
alboviridis
alboviride
greenish white
albusalbadjwhite, dead white; pale; bright
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
viridisviridadjgreen
albulus
albula
albulum
somewhat white
albusalbadjwhite, dead white; pale; bright
ulusuladjadjective suffix for adjectives: diminutive
Artemisia albula Woot.
Astragalus albulus Woot. & Standl.
albus
alba
album
white
albusalbadjwhite, dead white; pale; bright
Baptisia alba (L.) Vent.
Sedum album L.
Asphodelus albus Miller
alcalinus
alcalina
alcalinum
alkaline
alcalinusalcalinadjal-qali
Arabic
ashes from salt-water alkaline marsh grasses
Primula alcalina Cholewa & D.Henderson
Paspalum alcalinum Mez
alcea
alceae
Gk: alkaia, a sort of mallow
alceaalcenoun/fαλκεα
according to Dioscorides: a kind of mallow; a poisonous plant
Malva alcea L.
alchemilloides
alchemilloides
alchemilloides
like the genus Alchemilla
alchemillaalchemillnoun/falkemelych
Arabic
Alchemilla
oidesoidadj-οειδεϛ
adjective suffix for nouns: like, resemble
Pelargonium alchemilloides (L.) L'Her.
alcicornarius
alcicornaria
alcicornarium
elk-horn like
alcesalcnoun/felk
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
cornucornnoun/mhorn, antler
ariusariadjadjective suffix for nouns or numbers: connected to or possessed by
Lichenosticta alcicornaria (Lindsay) D. Hawksw.
alcicornis
alcicornis
alcicorne
elk-horn like
alcesalcnoun/felk
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
corniscornadj/ cornu
horn, antler
is
adjectival suffix
Euphorbia alcicornis Baker
alcicornus
alcicorna
alcicornum
elk-horn like
alcesalcnoun/felk
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
cornucornnoun/mhorn, antler
usadjLatinizing suffix
alcis
alcium
of the elk(s)
generative of alcesalcnoun/felk
alcis-montis
alcium-montum
of Elk Mountain, California, US
generative of alcesalcnoun/felk
--cnct
generative of monsmontnoun/ma mountain
Lupinus alcis-montis C.P. Sm.
alectorolophus
alectorolopha
alectorolophum
cock's comb
alectoralectornoun/mαλεκτωρ, οροϛ
cock, rooster
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
lophoslophnoun/mλοφοϛ
the back of the neck; crest of a hill or helmet
usadjLatinizing suffix
Rhinanthus alectorolophus (Scop.) Pollich
aleurites
aleuritai
of wheat flour
aleuritesaleuritnoun/mαλευριτηϛ
of wheat flower (aleuron)
Imshaugia aleurites (Ach.) S. F. Meyer
aleuriticus
aleuritica
aleuriticum
relating to wheat flour
aleuritesaleuritnoun/mαλευριτηϛ
of wheat flower (aleuron)
icusicadj-ικοϛ
adjective suffix for nouns: belonging to, from, of
Arctoparmelia aleuritica (Nyl.) Hale
aleurodes
aleurodes
aleurodes
like wheat flour
aleuronaleurnoun/nαλευρον
fine meal or flour
odesodadjoides
-οειδεϛ
adjective suffix for nouns: like, resemble
Kalanchoe aleurodes Stearn
alexandrinus
alexandrina
alexandrinum
from Alexandria, Egypt
alexandrinusalexandrinadj/ Alexandrinus
Αλεξανδρινοϛ
city built on n. coast of Egypt by Alexander the Great
Senna alexandrina P. Mill.
Trifolium alexandrinum L.
Carthamus alexandrinus (Boiss. & Heldr.) Asch.