Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

ambigens - amorphus

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Epithet

Definition

Derivation

Stem

Type/
Gender

Meaning

ambigens
ambigens
ambigens
wandering
ambigensambigentaparambigo
to go around; wander
ambiguus
ambigua
ambiguum
doubtful
ambiguusambiguadjwavering, uncertain, doubtful
Consolida ambigua (L.) P.W.Ball & Heywood
Allium ambiguum M.E. Jones
Penstemon ambiguus Torr.
ambitiosus
ambitiosa
ambitiosum
twining around
ambitiosusambitiosadjembracing, wrapping
Crataegus ambitiosa Sarg.
amblyanthus
amblyantha
amblyanthum
blunt flower
amblysamblyadjαμβλυϛ
anthosanthnoun/nανϑοϛ
flower
usadjLatinizing suffix
Indigofera amblyantha Craib
amblycarpus
amblycarpa
amblycarpum
blunt seed
amblysamblyadjαμβλυϛ
carposcarpnoun/mκαρποϛ
fruit
usadjLatinizing suffix
Citrus amblycarpa (Hassk.) Ochse
amblycladus
amblyclada
amblycladum
blunt branch
amblysamblyadjαμβλυϛ
cladoscladnoun/mκλαδοϛ
branch; shoot
usadjLatinizing suffix
amblylepis
amblylepides
blunt scale
amblysamblyadjαμβλυϛ
lepislepidnoun/fλεπιϛ
scale, shell
Cirsium amblylepis Petrak
amblyocarpus
amblyocarpa
amblyocarpum
blunt seed
amblysamblyadjαμβλυϛ
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
Tabernaemontana amblyocarpa Urb.
amblyodon
amblyodontes
blunt tooth
amblysamblyadjαμβλυϛ
odonodontnoun/mοδων, οντοϛ
Ion
a tooth
Astragalus amblyodon (Rydb.) Hulten
amblyodontus
amblyodonta
amblyodontum
blunt tooth
amblysamblyadjαμβλυϛ
odonodontnoun/mοδων, οντοϛ
Ion
a tooth
usadjLatinizing suffix
Tragia amblyodonta (Muell.-Arg.) Pax & K. Hoffmann
amblyogonus
amblyogona
amblyogonum
blunt start
amblysamblyadjαμβλυϛ
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
gonegonnoun/fγονη
origin, birth; conception
usadjLatinizing suffix
Proserpinaca amblyogona (Fern.) Small
amblyolepis
amblyolepides
blunt scale
amblysamblyadjαμβλυϛ
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
lepislepidnoun/fλεπιϛ
scale, shell
Vernonia amblyolepis Baker
amblyophyllus
amblyophylla
amblyophyllum
blunt leaf
amblysamblyadjαμβλυϛ
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
amblyorhynchus
amblyorhyncha
amblyorhynchum
blunt beak
amblysamblyadjαμβλυϛ
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
rhynchosrhynchnoun/nρυγχοϛ
a snout, beak
usadjLatinizing suffix
Carex amblyorhyncha Krecz.
amblyosepalus
amblyosepala
amblyosepalum
blunt sepals
amblysamblyadjαμβλυϛ
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
sepalumsepalnoun/nMod L
sepal; = Gk skepe (covering) + petalum (petal) (coined in 1790 by H. J. de Necker)
skepe
σκεπη
covering; shelter, protection
petalum
πεταλον
Mod L
petal (Gk: leaf, tablet)
usadjLatinizing suffix
Phaseolus amblyosepalus (Piper) C. V. Morton
amblyphyllus
amblyphylla
amblyphyllum
blunt leaf
amblysamblyadjαμβλυϛ
phyllonphyllnoun/nφυλλον
leaf; foliage
usadjLatinizing suffix
Sphagnum amblyphyllum (Russ.) Zick.
amblytropis
amblytropeis
blunt keel
amblysamblyadjαμβλυϛ
tropistropnoun/fτροπιϛ
ship's keel
Astragalus amblytropis Barneby
ambrosiacus
ambrosiaca
ambrosiacum
sweet, ambrosial
ambrosiaambrosinoun/fαμβροσια
food of the gods; food for immortality
acusacnoun/fneedle, pin
usadjLatinizing suffix
Achillea ambrosiaca Boiss.
ambrosiifolius
ambrosiifolia
ambrosiifolium
leaves like the genus Ambrosia
ambrosiaambrosinoun/fαμβροσια
food of the gods; food for immortality
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
foliusfoliadjfolium
leaf
Verbena ambrosiifolia Rydb. ex Small
ambrosioides
ambrosioides
ambrosioides
like the genus Ambrosia
ambrosiaambrosinoun/fαμβροσια
food of the gods; food for immortality
oidesoidadj-οειδεϛ
adjective suffix for nouns: like, resemble
Ambrina ambrosioides (L.) Spach
ambusticola
ambusticolae
dweller in burned areas
ambustumambustnoun/fa burn
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
colacolnoun/fincola
dweller, inhabitant -> -cola/-colus suffix
ambustus
ambusta
ambustum
burned
ambustusambustpparamburo
to burn, scorch
Carex ambusta Boott
amelloides
amelloides
amelloides
like Aster amellus, like Amellus
amellusamellnoun/mPurple Italian starwort
oidesoidadj-οειδεϛ
adjective suffix for nouns: like, resemble
Aster amelloides Besser
amethysteus
amethystea
amethysteum
the color of amethyst
amethystusamethystnoun/fαμεϑυστοϛ
amethyst
euseadjadjective suffix for nouns: made from, color, -like
Chloris amethystea Hochst.
amethystinus
amethystina
amethystinum
violet
amethystinusamethystinadjthe color of amethyst
Hackelia amethystina J.T. Howell
Dodecatheon amethystinum (Fassett) Fassett
Andropogon amethystinus Steud.
amethystoides
amethystoides
amethystoides
like amethyst
amethystusamethystnoun/fαμεϑυστοϛ
amethyst
oidesoidadj-οειδεϛ
adjective suffix for nouns: like, resemble
Isodon amethystoides (Benth.) H. Hara
amiantus
amianti
asbestos; white tinged with green
amiantusamiantnoun/mαμιαντοϛ
amianthus, a source of asbestos
amici
amicorum
of the friend(s); of the Tonga Islands (Friendly Islands)
generative of amicusamicnoun/mfriend
Clerodendrum amicorum Seem.
ammocharoides
ammocharoides
ammocharoides
like the genus Ammocharis
ammocharisammocharnoun/fammos
αμμοϛ
sand
o
connective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
charis
χαριϛ
joy; grace; kindness; beauty
oidesoidadj-οειδεϛ
adjective suffix for nouns: like, resemble
Crinum ammocharoides Baker
ammodendron
ammodendra
sand tree
ammosammnoun/fαμμοϛ
sand
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
dendrondendrnoun/nδενδρον, ου
tree
Astragalus ammodendron Bunge
ammophilus
ammophila
ammophilum
sand loving
ammosammnoun/fαμμοϛ
sand
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
Oenothera ammophila Focke
Eriogonum ammophilum Reveal
Lupinus ammophilus Greene
amoenus
amoena
amoenum
pleasant
amoenusamoenadjpleasant, delightful, lovely, agreeable, charming
Phlox amoena Sims
Erysimum amoenum (Greene) Rydb.
Calochortus amoenus Greene
amomum
amoma
a balsam spice plant
amomumamomnoun/nαμομον
an aromatic shrub, a source for balsam
Cornus amomum Mill.
amorphus
amorpha
amorphum
shapeless
amorphosamorphadjαμορφοϛ
deformed, ugly
usadjLatinizing suffix
Polypodium amorphum Suksdorf