Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

andegavensis - anfractuosus

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Definition

Derivation

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Type/
Gender

Meaning

andegavensis
andegavenses
from Angers, France
andegavosandegavnoun/mAndegavos
Roman capital of the Anjou region; now Angers; also spelled Andecavi
ensisensadjadjective suffix for nouns: country or place of origin or habitat
Crassula x andegavensis Boom
andensis
andensis
andense
of the Andes Mts.
andesandnounAndes
Andes mountains of So. America
ensisensadjadjective suffix for nouns: country or place of origin or habitat
Phlyctella andensis Nyl.
andicola
andicolae
living in the Andes
andesandnounAndes
Andes mountains of So. America
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
colacolnoun/fincola
dweller, inhabitant -> -cola/-colus suffix
Phlox andicola E.Nels.
andigenus
andigena
andigenum
living in the Andes Mts. S. America
andesandnounAndes
Andes mountains of So. America
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
genusgenadj/ in botanical Latin: born or originating in a place or condition
Solanum andigenum Juz. & Bukasov
andinus
andina
andinum
of the Andes Mts.
andesandnounAndes
Andes mountains of So. America
inusinadjadjective suffix for nouns: belonging to or resembling
Melica andina Hauman
Platycerium andinum Baker
Bromus andinus Phil.
andrachne
andrachnai
The Greek name for Arbutus andrachne
andrachneandrachnnoun/f
Arbutus andrachne L.
andrachniformis
andrachniformis
andrachniforme
like the genus Andrachne
andrachneandrachnnoun/f
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...
Batodendron andrachniforme Small
andrachnoides
andrachnoida
like the genus Andrachne
andrachneandrachnnoun/f
oidesoidadj-οειδεϛ
adjective suffix for nouns: like, resemble
Arbutus x andrachnoides Link
androgynus
androgyna
androgynum
having flowers that are either male or female, both on the same inflorescence
androgynusandrogynnoun/mανδρογυνοϛ
an person both male and female, hermaphrodite
usadjLatinizing suffix
Semele androgyna (L.) Kunth
Sauropus androgynus (L.) Merr.
andropogonoides
andropogonoides
andropogonoides
like the genus Andropogon (bearded grasses)
anerandrnoun/mανηρ, ανδροϛ
man; male; husband
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
pogonpogonnoun/mπωγων
the beard
oidesoidadj-οειδεϛ
adjective suffix for nouns: like, resemble
Chloris andropogonoides Fourn.
androsaceus
androsacea
androsaceum
like the genus Androsace
androsacesandrosacnoun/faner
ανηρ, ανδροϛ
man; male; husband
sakos
σακοϛ
a concave shield make from wicker, wood, leather and later, metal.
euseadj-εοϛ
adjective suffix for nouns: belonging to, from, of
Eriogonum androsaceum Benth.
Linanthus androsaceus (Benth.) Greene
androsaemifolius
androsaemifolia
androsaemifolium
leaves like Androsaemum (now Hypericum)
androsaemonandrosaemnoun/nανδροσαιμον
a plant, Hypericum perforatum, from aner (man) aima (blood) referring to it"s blood red juice
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
foliusfoliadjfolium
leaf
Apocynum androsaemifolium L.
androsaemus
androsaema
androsaemum
man-blood
androsaemonandrosaemnoun/nανδροσαιμον
a plant, Hypericum perforatum, from aner (man) aima (blood) referring to it"s blood red juice
usadjLatinizing suffix
Hypericum androsaemum L.
anemonefolius
anemonefolia
anemonefolium
leaves like the genus Anemone
anemoneanemonnoun/fανεμωννη
an anemone (from the Greek word for wind), wind flower, it was said by Pliny to bloom only when the wind blows
eecnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin, infrequently used
foliusfoliadjfolium
leaf
Geranium anemonefolium L'Her.
anemoniflorus
anemoniflora
anemoniflorum
Anemone flowered
anemoneanemonnoun/fανεμωννη
an anemone (from the Greek word for wind), wind flower, it was said by Pliny to bloom only when the wind blows
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
florusflorpparfloreo
to bloom, to flower
anemonoides
anemonoides
anemonoides
Anemone like
anemoneanemonnoun/fανεμωννη
an anemone (from the Greek word for wind), wind flower, it was said by Pliny to bloom only when the wind blows
oidesoidadj-οειδεϛ
adjective suffix for nouns: like, resemble
Paraquilegia anemonoides (Willd.) Ulbr.
anemophilus
anemophila
anemophilum
wind loving
anemosanemnoun/mανεμοϛ
wind, breeze, storm
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
Eriogonum anemophilum Greene
anethifolius
anethifolia
anethifolium
leaves like the genus Anethum (dill)
anethumanethnoun/nανεϑον
anise, dill; ascribed to Anethum graveolens
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
foliusfoliadjfolium
leaf
Ducrosia anethifolia Boiss.
Argyranthemum anethifolium (Willd.) Webb
Isopogon anethifolius (Salisb.) Knight
anethiodorus
anethiodora
anethiodorum
scented like the genus Anethum (dill)
anethumanethnoun/nανεϑον
anise, dill; ascribed to Anethum graveolens
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
odorusodoradjsweet smelling, fragrant; ill smelling
Agastache anethiodora (Nutt.) Britt.
anethoides
anethoides
anethoides
like the genus Anethum (dill)
anethumanethnoun/nανεϑον
anise, dill; ascribed to Anethum graveolens
oidesoidadj-οειδεϛ
adjective suffix for nouns: like, resemble
Ursinia anethoides (DC.) N. E. Br.
anfractuosus
anfractuosa
anfractuosum
bending, sinuous, winding, crooked
anfractuosusanfractuosadjwound around; over extended
Grammitis anfractuosa (Kunze ex Klotzsch) Proctor
Eriodendron anfractuosum DC.