Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

ampelinus - amygdalus

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Epithet

Definition

Derivation

Stem

Type/
Gender

Meaning

ampelinus
ampelina
ampelinum
of the vine
ampelinusampelinadjαμπελινοϛ
of the vine
Rubus ampelinus Focke
ampeloprasum
ampeloprasa
a wild leek found in Greek vineyards
ampelosampelnoun/fαμπελοϛ
a vine; Clematis maritima
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
prasonprasnoun/nπρασον
leek
umnoun/nLatinizing nounal suffix
Allium ampeloprasum L.
amphianthus
amphiantha
amphianthum
flowers on all sides
amphiamphiprepαμφι
on both or all sides
anthosanthnoun/nανϑοϛ
flower
usadjLatinizing suffix
Trifolium amphianthum Torr. & Gray
amphibius
amphibia
amphibium
growing in and out of water
amphiamphiprepαμφι
on both or all sides
biosbinoun/mβιοϛ
life, mode of life
usadjLatinizing suffix
Persicaria amphibia (L.) S.F. Gray p.p.
Polygonum amphibium L.
Lupinus amphibius Suksdorf
amphibolus
amphibola
amphibolum
ambiguous
amphibolusamphiboladjαμφιβολοϛ
ambiguous
Acarospora amphibola Wedd.
Allium amphibolum Ledeb.
amphicarpos
amphicarpos
amphicarpon
seeds on all sides
amphiamphiprepαμφι
on both or all sides
carposcarpnoun/mκαρποϛ
fruit
osadjοϛ
adjectival suffix
Amphicarpum amphicarpon (Pursh) Nash
amphicarpus
amphicarpa
amphicarpum
seeds on all sides
amphiamphiprepαμφι
on both or all sides
carposcarpnoun/mκαρποϛ
fruit
usadjLatinizing suffix
Vicia amphicarpa L.
amphichlorus
amphichlora
amphichlorum
colored on all sides
amphiamphiprepαμφι
on both or all sides
chloroschloradjχλοροϛ
pale green, bright green, green, yellow
usadjLatinizing suffix
amphidasys
amphidasys
amphidasys
hairy on both sides
amphiamphiprepαμφι
on both or all sides
dasysdasyadjδασυϛ
hairy, bushy, thick grown
Rubus amphidasys Focke ex Diels
amphidoxus
amphidoxa
amphidoxum
doubtful
amphidoxosamphidoxadjαμφιδοξοϛ
fo two meanings: undecided, doubtful
usadjLatinizing suffix
Photinia amphidoxa (C. K. Schneid.) Rehder & E. H. Wilson
amphigenus
amphigeni
amphigenum
amphigenous, growing on two sides
amphiamphiprepαμφι
on both or all sides
genusgenadj/ in botanical Latin: born or originating in a place or condition
Carex amphigena (Fern.) Mackenzie
amphilobus
amphiloba
amphilobum
lobes on both sides
amphiamphiprepαμφι
on both or all sides
lobuslobnoun/mλοβοϛ
Late L
Greek: lobe of the ear; late Latin: husk, pod
usadjLatinizing suffix
Stylocline amphiloba (Gray) J.T. Howell
Helenium amphilobum Gray
amphioxys
amphioxys
amphioxys
sharp on both sides
amphiamphiprepαμφι
on both or all sides
oxysoxyadjοξυϛ
sharp, pointed; dazzling; shrill; pungent
Astragalus amphioxys Gray
amphitrichus
amphitricha
amphitrichum
hairy on both sides
amphiamphiprepαμφι
on both or all sides
thrixtrichnoun/fϑριξ, τριχοϛ
hair, wool, bristle
usadjLatinizing suffix
Sasa amphitricha Koidz.
Ranunculus amphitrichus Colenso
amphoratus
amphorata
amphoratum
amphora like
amphoraamphornoun/fαμφορευϛ
an amphora
atusatadjadjectival suffix for nouns: possessive of or likeness of something (with, shaped, made)/ for verb participles: a completed action, -ed
amplectens
amplectens
amplectens
clasping
amplectensamplectentaparamplector
to wind around, surround
Allium amplectens Torr.
amplexicaulis
amplexicaulis
amplexicaule
stems clasped
amplexusamplexpparamplector
to wind around, surround
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
cauliscauladj/ καυλοϛ
stem of a plant; usual spelling was colis or coles
Heliotropium amplexicaule Vahl
Ranunculus amplexicaulis L.
amplexifolius
amplexifolia
amplexifolium
leaves clasped
amplexusamplexpparamplector
to wind around, surround
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
foliusfoliadjfolium
leaf
Arnica amplexifolia Rydb.
Lepuropetalon amplexifolium (Sternb.) Ser.
Streptopus amplexifolius (L.) DC.
amplexus
amplexa
amplexum
clasped
amplexusamplexpparamplector
to wind around, surround
Tortula amplexa (Lesq.) Steere
ampliatus
ampliata
ampliatum
widened, enlarged
ampliatusampliatpadjamplio
L.
to enlarge, increase, amplify
Oncidium ampliatum Lindl.
Mimulus ampliatus A.L. Grant
amplibracteatus
amplibracteata
amplibracteatum
large bracts
amplusampladjlarge, great, ample, spacious
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
bracteabractenoun/fthin plate of metal, gold-leaf
atusatadjadjectival suffix for nouns: possessive of or likeness of something (with, shaped, made)/ for verb participles: a completed action, -ed
Delphinium amplibracteatum Woot.
ampliceps
amplicaputis
amplicapute
large head
amplusampladjlarge, great, ample, spacious
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
cepscaputadjsuffix: headed
Acacia ampliceps Maslin
ampliflorus
ampliflora
ampliflorum
large flowered
amplusampladjlarge, great, ample, spacious
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
florusflorpparfloreo
to bloom, to flower
Rubus ampliflorus H. Lev. & Vaniot
amplifolius
amplifolia
amplifolium
large leaved
amplusampladjlarge, great, ample, spacious
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
foliusfoliadjfolium
leaf
Carex amplifolia Boott
Aster amplifolius (Woot. & Standl.) Kittell
amplifrons
amplifrondes
large leaf
amplusampladjlarge, great, ample, spacious
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
fronsfrondnoun/fleaf, foliage
Licuala amplifrons Miq.
ampliretis
ampliretis
amplirete
large network
amplusampladjlarge, great, ample, spacious
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
reteretnoun/nnet, snare
isadjadjectival suffix
amplisquamus
amplisquama
amplisquamum
large scale
amplusampladjlarge, great, ample, spacious
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
squamasquamnoun/fa scale
usadjLatinizing suffix
Carex amplisquama F.J. Herm.
amplissimus
amplissima
amplissimum
largest
superlative of amplusampladjlarge, great, ample, spacious
issimusissimadjsuperlative suffix; most so, to the greatest degree; most-, -est (e.g. largest, prettiest, whitest)
Bidens amplissima Greene
amplus
ampla
amplum
large
amplusampladjlarge, great, ample, spacious
Agrostis ampla A.S. Hitchc.
Acer amplum Rehder
Lupinus amplus Greene
ampullaceus
ampullacea
ampullaceum
flask like, bottle shaped
ampullaampullnoun/fcontainer with a narrow neck used for liquids
aceusaceadjadjective suffix for nouns: resembles, of..., ...like, mixture using, fragrance of; borrowed from nouns declined like ...ax, ...acis + eus
Citrus ampullacea hort. ex Tanaka
Eriogonum ampullaceum J.T. Howell
Senecio ampullaceus Hook.
amygdalifer
amygdalifera
amygdaliferum
almond bearing
amygdalaamygdalnoun/fαμυγδαλη
L.
an almond
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
ferferaparfero
to bear, carry, bring
Caryocar amygdaliferum Mutis
amygdaliformis
amygdaliformis
amygdaliforme
almond shaped
amygdalaamygdalnoun/fαμυγδαλη
L.
an almond
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...
Pyrus amygdaliformis Vill.
amygdalinus
amygdalina
amygdalinum
of almonds
amygdalinosamygdalinadjαμυγδαλινοϛ
of almonds
usadjLatinizing suffix
Clathroporina amygdalina sensu Fink
Mecranium amygdalinum (Desr.) C. Wright ex Sauvalle
Astragalus amygdalinus Bunge
amygdalo-persicus
amygdalo-persica
amygdalo-persicum
persian almond
amygdalaamygdalnoun/fαμυγδαλη
L.
an almond
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
--cnct
persicuspersicadjPersicus
Persian
Amygdalus amygdalo-persica Weston
amygdaloides
amygdaloides
amygdaloides
almond like
amygdalaamygdalnoun/fαμυγδαλη
L.
an almond
oidesoidadj-οειδεϛ
adjective suffix for nouns: like, resemble
Salix amygdaloides Anderss.
amygdalus
amygdala
amygdalum
almond like
amygdalaamygdalnoun/fαμυγδαλη
L.
an almond
usadjLatinizing suffix
Prunus amygdalus Batsch