Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

allantoides - alnus

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Epithet

Definition

Derivation

Stem

Type/
Gender

Meaning

allantoides
allantoides
allantoides
sausage like
allasallantnoun/mαλλασ, αντοϛ
forced-meat, a sausage like dish
oidesoidadj-οειδεϛ
adjective suffix for nouns: like, resemble
alliaceus
alliacea
alliaceum
like Allium, garlic like
alliumallinoun/ngarlic, from which the species name Allium is taken
aceusaceadjadjective suffix for nouns: resembles, of..., ...like, mixture using, fragrance of; borrowed from nouns declined like ...ax, ...acis + eus
Mansoa alliacea (Lam.) A.H. Gentry
Thlaspi alliaceum L.
alligatus
alligata
alligatum
bound
alligatusalligatpparalligo
to bind
Carex alligata Boott
allioides
allioides
allioides
like the genus Allium (onion, garlic)
alliumallinoun/ngarlic, from which the species name Allium is taken
oidesoidadj-οειδεϛ
adjective suffix for nouns: like, resemble
Scaligeria allioides (Regel & Schmalh.) Boiss.
allocarpus
allocarpa
allocarpum
different seed
allosalladjαλλοϛ
another, other; different, foreign
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
Polygonum allocarpum Blake
allochrous
allochroa
allochroum
a different color
allochrousallochroadjαλλοχρουϛ
differently colored
usadjLatinizing suffix
Astragalus allochrous Gray
allocotus
allocota
allocotum
unusual kind
allocotosallocotadjof an unusual kind; strange
usadjLatinizing suffix
Erigeron allocotus Blake
allophanus
allophana
allophanum
appearing otherwise
allophanesallophanadj
usadjLatinizing suffix
Lecanora allophana Nyl.
allophyllus
allophylla
allophyllum
leaves of another type
allosalladjαλλοϛ
another, other; different, foreign
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
Monarda allophylla Michx.
alloplectus
alloplecta
alloplectum
differently plaited
allosalladjαλλοϛ
another, other; different, foreign
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
plectusplectadjplecto
πλεκτο
plaited, twisted
almeriensis
almeriensis
almeriense
Almeria, se Spain
almeriaalmerinoun/fAl-Mariya
Arabic
mirror of the sea
ensisensadjadjective suffix for nouns: country or place of origin or habitat
Teucrium almeriense C. E. Hubb. & Sandwith
almus
alma
almum
nourishing
almusalmadjaffording nourishment
Carex alma Bailey
Paspalum almum Chase
Rubus almus (Bailey) Bailey
alni
alnorum
of the alder(s)
generative of alnusalnnoun/falder
Mycoglaena alni (Dearness & House) Barr
Crataegus alnorum Sarg.
alnifolius
alnifolia
alnifolium
leaves like the genus Alnus (alder)
alnusalnnoun/falder
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
foliusfoliadjfolium
leaf
Amelanchier alnifolia Nutt.
Viburnum alnifolium Marsh.
Cercocarpus alnifolius Rydb.
alnoides
alnoides
alnoides
like the genus Alnus (alder)
alnusalnnoun/falder
oidesoidadj-οειδεϛ
adjective suffix for nouns: like, resemble
Betula alnoides Buch.-Ham. ex D. Don
alnophilus
alnophila
alnophilum
alder loving
alnusalnnoun/falder
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
alnus
alni
alder
alnusalnnoun/falder
Frangula alnus P.Mill.