Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

altaclerensis - alyssoides

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Epithet

Definition

Derivation

Stem

Type/
Gender

Meaning

altaclerensis
altaclerensis
altaclerense
Highclere, Hampshire, England
altaclerealtaclernoun/cLatinized: alte (high) + clere = Highclere, Hampshire, England
ensisensadjadjective suffix for nouns: country or place of origin or habitat
Ilex x altaclerensis (Loudon) Dallim.
alter
altera
alterum
the other
alteralteradjanother, the other
Rubus alter Bailey
alternans
alternans
alternans
alternating
alternansalternantaparalterno
to do by turns, alternate
Physocarpus alternans (M.E. Jones) J.T. Howell
alternatus
alternata
alternatum
alternated
alternatusalternatpparalterno
to do by turns, alternate
Hemigraphis alternata (Burm. f.) T. Anders.
alterniflorus
alterniflora
alterniflorum
alternating flowers
alternusalternadjby terns, alternate
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
florusflorpparfloreo
to bloom, to flower
Spartina alterniflora Loisel.
Myriophyllum alterniflorum DC.
Rubus alterniflorus P. J. Mull. ex Lefevre
alternifolius
alternifolia
alternifolium
alternating leaves
alternusalternadjby terns, alternate
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
foliusfoliadjfolium
leaf
Actinomeris alternifolia (L.) DC.
Archidium alternifolium (Hedw.) Schimp.
Cyperus alternifolius L.
althaeifolius
althaeifolia
althaeifolium
leaves like the genus Althaea (hollyhock)
althaeaalthaenoun/fαλϑαια
Althaea officinalis, marsh mallow
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
foliusfoliadjfolium
leaf
Kosteletzkya althaeifolia (Chapman) Rusby
althaeoides
althaeoides
althaeoides
like the genus Althaea (hollyhock)
althaeaalthaenoun/fαλϑαια
Althaea officinalis, marsh mallow
oidesoidadj-οειδεϛ
adjective suffix for nouns: like, resemble
Convolvulus althaeoides L.
alticola
alticolae
dweller in the heights
altusaltadjhigh
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
colacolnoun/fincola
dweller, inhabitant -> -cola/-colus suffix
Solanum alticola Bitter
alticristatus
alticristata
alticristatum
tall crest
altusaltadjhigh
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
cristatuscristatadjtufted, crested
Iris alticristata Small
altifrons
altifrondes
tall foliage
altusaltadjhigh
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
fronsfrondnoun/fleaf, foliage
altilis
altilis
altile
fat
altilisaltiladjfattened, fat
Sitodium altile Parkinson
Artocarpus altilis (Parkinson) Fosberg
altimontanus
altimontana
altimontanum
growing on high mountains
altusaltadjhigh
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
montanusmontanadjof or belonging to the mountains
Phaseolus altimontanus Freytag & Debouck
altior
altior
altius
taller
comparative of altusaltadjhigh
ioradjcomparative suffix; more so, to a greater degree; more-, -er (e.g. larger, prettier, whiter)
altissimus
altissima
altissimum
tallest, highest
superlative of altusaltadjhigh
issimusissimadjsuperlative suffix; most so, to the greatest degree; most-, -est (e.g. largest, prettiest, whitest)
Prenanthes altissima L.
Ageratum altissimum L., non Eupatorium altissimum L.
Amaranthus altissimus Riddell
altocaulis
altocaulis
altocaule
tall stems
altusaltadjhigh
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
cauliscauladj/ καυλοϛ
stem of a plant; usual spelling was colis or coles
altomontanus
altomontana
altomontanum
growing on high mountains
altusaltadjhigh
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
montanusmontanadjof or belonging to the mountains
Vaccinium altomontanum Ashe
altus
alta
altum
tall
altusaltadjhigh
Bothriochloa alta (A.S. Hitchc.) Henr.
Andropogon altus A.S. Hitchc.
alulatus
alulata
alulatum
with little wings
alaalnoun/fa wing
ulaulnoun/fulus
dimutive substantive suffix for 1st & 2nd declension nouns
atusatadjadjectival suffix for nouns: possessive of or likeness of something (with, shaped, made)/ for verb participles: a completed action, -ed
alutaceus
alutacea
alutaceum
pale yellow-brown
alutaalutnoun/fsoftened leather
aceusaceadjadjective suffix for nouns: resembles, of..., ...like, mixture using, fragrance of; borrowed from nouns declined like ...ax, ...acis + eus
Toninia alutacea (Anzi) Jatta
alveiformis
alveiformis
alveiforme
trough shaped
alveusalvenoun/ma hollow, cavity; trough
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
formisformadjin botanical Latin a substantive suffix for nouns derived from 'forma': to be in the form or shape of...
alveolatus
alveolata
alveolatum
channelled
alveolatusalveolatadjhollowed like a tray, cannelled
Ranunculus alveolatus Carter
alveolosus
alveolosa
alveolosum
with hollows
alveolusalveolnoun/ma small tray or trough
osusosadjadjective suffix for nouns: plenitude or notable development
Pulicaria alveolosa Batt. & Trab.
alyssifolius
alyssifolia
alyssifolium
leaves like the genus Alyssum
alyssonalyssnoun/nαλυσσον
a plant described by Discoroides that cures hiccups, by others to heal madness and rabies; the origin for the genus name Alyssum
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
foliusfoliadjfolium
leaf
Phlox alyssifolia Greene
alyssoides
alyssoides
alyssoides
like the genus Alyssum
alyssonalyssnoun/nαλυσσον
a plant described by Discoroides that cures hiccups, by others to heal madness and rabies; the origin for the genus name Alyssum
oidesoidadj-οειδεϛ
adjective suffix for nouns: like, resemble
Alyssum alyssoides (L.) L.