Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

angelensis - anserinus

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Epithet

Definition

Derivation

Stem

Type/
Gender

Meaning

angelensis
angelensis
angelense
Los Angeles, California, US; Isla Angel de la Guardia, Mexico; Páramo del Angel, Ecuador; Monte San Angelo, Italy
angelusangelnoun/mαγγελοϛ
messenger; angel
ensisensadjadjective suffix for nouns: country or place of origin or habitat
Gilia angelensis V. Grant
angli
anglorum
of the English
generative of anglianglnoun/mAngli
the Angles, the people that invaded the British Isles with the Saxons
anglicus
anglica
anglicum
of England
anglicusanglicadj/fAnglicus
of the Angles, England
Drosera anglica Huds.
Galium anglicum Huds.
anguicida
anguicidae
snake killer
anguisangunoun/csnake, serpent
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
cidacidnoun/ca suffix taken from the verb caedo: to cut, kill
Aristolochia anguicida Jacq.
anguineus
anguinea
anguineum
snake like
anguineusanguineadjof or pertaining to snakes
Penstemon anguineus Eastw.
anguinus
anguina
anguinum
snake like
anguinusanguinadjof or pertaining to a serpent, snake
Trichosanthes anguina L.
angularis
angularis
angulare
angular
angularisangularadjwith handles or corners, angular
Jasminum angulare Vahl
Sabatia angularis (L.) Pursh
angulatus
angulata
angulatum
angular
angulatusangulatadjwith angles; angular
Pratia angulata (Forst.f.) Hook.f.
Trifolium angulatum Waldst. & Kit.
Lathyrus angulatus L.
angulidens
angulidentes
with hooked teeth
angulusanguladjαγκυλοϛ
angle/ Gk: crooked, angular
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
densdentnoun/mtooth
anguliger
anguligera
anguligerum
having hooks
angulusanguladjαγκυλοϛ
angle/ Gk: crooked, angular
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
gergerapargero
to carry, bear, wear
angulosus
angulosa
angulosum
with of corners, prominent ridges
angulusanguladjαγκυλοϛ
angle/ Gk: crooked, angular
osusosadjadjective suffix for nouns: plenitude or notable development
Mikania angulosa Raf.
Allium angulosum L.
Abelmoschus angulosus Wall. ex Wight & Arn.
angustatus
angustata
angustatum
narrowed
angustatusangustatpparangusto
to make narrow; straighten
Carmichaelia angustata Kirk
Atrichum angustatum (Brid.) Bruch & Schimp. in B.S.G.
Cheiranthus angustatus Greene
angusticapsulus
angusticapsula
angusticapsulum
narrow capsules
angustusangustadjdrawn together; narrow
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
capsulacapsulnoun/fsmall box
usadjLatinizing suffix
angusticeps
angusticaputis
angusticapute
narrow head
angustusangustadjdrawn together; narrow
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
cepscaputadjsuffix: headed
Echinocereus angusticeps Clover
angustidens
angustidentes
narrow tooth
angustusangustadjdrawn together; narrow
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
densdentnoun/mtooth
Cnidoscolus angustidens Torr.
angustiflorus
angustiflora
angustiflorum
narrow flower
angustusangustadjdrawn together; narrow
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
florusflorpparfloreo
to bloom, to flower
Campanula angustiflora Eastw.
Lupinus angustiflorus Eastw.
angustifoliatus
angustifoliata
angustifoliatum
narrow leaves
angustusangustadjdrawn together; narrow
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
foliatusfoliatadjprovided with or having leaves
Rubus angustifoliatus Bailey
angustifolius
angustifolia
angustifolium
narrow leaved
angustusangustadjdrawn together; narrow
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
foliusfoliadjfolium
leaf
Castilleja angustifolia Mart. & Gal.
Epilobium angustifolium L.
Crocus angustifolius Weston
angustifrons
angustifrondes
narrow leaf
angustusangustadjdrawn together; narrow
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
fronsfrondnoun/fleaf, foliage
Trichomanes angustifrons (Fee) W. Boer
angustigemmus
angustigemma
angustigemmum
narrow buds
angustusangustadjdrawn together; narrow
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
gemmagemmnoun/foriginally, a bud on a plant; a gem
usadjLatinizing suffix
Musa angustigemma N. W. Simmonds
angustiglumis
angustiglumis
angustiglume
narrow husk
angustusangustadjdrawn together; narrow
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
glumaglumnoun/fa hull or husk
isadjadjectival suffix
Agropyron angustiglume Nevski
Roegneria angustiglumis Nevski
angustilobus
angustiloba
angustilobum
narrow lobes
angustusangustadjdrawn together; narrow
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
lobuslobnoun/mλοβοϛ
Late L
Greek: lobe of the ear; late Latin: husk, pod
usadjLatinizing suffix
Manihot angustiloba (Torr.) Mull. Arg.
angustior
angustior
angustius
narrower
comparative of angustusangustadjdrawn together; narrow
ioradjcomparative suffix; more so, to a greater degree; more-, -er (e.g. larger, prettier, whiter)
angustipetalus
angustipetala
angustipetalum
narrow petal
angustusangustadjdrawn together; narrow
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
petalumpetalnoun/nπεταλον
Mod L
petal (Gk: leaf, tablet)
usadjLatinizing suffix
Trillium angustipetalum (Torr.) J.D. Freeman
angustiphyllus
angustiphylla
angustiphyllum
narrow leaf
angustusangustadjdrawn together; narrow
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
phyllonphyllnoun/nφυλλον
leaf; foliage
usadjLatinizing suffix
Xanthoparmelia angustiphylla (Gyelnik) Hale
angustiretis
angustiretis
angustirete
narrow network
angustusangustadjdrawn together; narrow
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
reteretnoun/nnet, snare
isadjadjectival suffix
Bryum angustirete Kindb. in Mac.
Campylopus angustiretis (Aust.) Lesq. & James
angustisectus
angustisecta
angustisectum
narrow divisions
angustusangustadjdrawn together; narrow
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
sectussectpparseco
to cut, cut off, cut up; divide, separate
angustissimus
angustissima
angustissimum
narrowest
superlative of angustusangustadjdrawn together; narrow
issimusissimadjsuperlative suffix; most so, to the greatest degree; most-, -est (e.g. largest, prettiest, whitest)
Yucca angustissima Engelm. ex Trel.
Epilobium angustissimum Weber
Lotus angustissimus L.
anisatus
anisata
anisatum
anis like
anisumanisnoun/nanise ascribed to Pimpinella anisum
atusatadjadjectival suffix for nouns: possessive of or likeness of something (with, shaped, made)/ for verb participles: a completed action, -ed
Melicope anisata (Mann) T.G. Hartley & B.C. Stone
Illicium anisatum L.
Aletes anisatus (Gray) Theobald & Tseng
anisodorus
anisodora
anisodorum
anise smelling
anisumanisnoun/nanise ascribed to Pimpinella anisum
odorusodoradjsweet smelling, fragrant; ill smelling
Primula anisodora Balf.f. & G.Forrest
anisophyllus
anisophylla
anisophyllum
leaves unequal
anisosanisadjανισοϛ
unequal, uneven, unfair
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
Acleisanthes anisophylla Gray
anisum
anisi
anise
anisumanisnoun/nanise ascribed to Pimpinella anisum
annosus
annosa
annosum
long lived
annusannnoun/ma year
osusosadjadjective suffix for nouns: plenitude or notable development
Crataegus annosa Beadle
annotinus
annotina
annotinum
one year old
annotinusannotinadja year old, of last year
Pohlia annotina (Hedw.) Lindb.
Lycopodium annotinum L.
annularis
annularis
annulare
ring shaped
annulusannulnoun/manulus
a ring, a finger-ring
arisaradjalis
adjective suffix for nouns: of or pertaining to
Trypethelium annulare (Fee) Mont.
Ionaspis annularis H. Magn.
annulatus
annulata
annulatum
with rings
annulusannulnoun/manulus
a ring, a finger-ring
atusatadjadjectival suffix for nouns: possessive of or likeness of something (with, shaped, made)/ for verb participles: a completed action, -ed
Aspicilia annulata (Lynge) J. W. Thomson
Brachiaria annulatum (Forsk.) Stapf
Andropogon annulatus Forsk.
annuus
annua
annuum
annual
annuusannuadjthat lasts a year; returns, or recurs every year
Adonis annua L.
Capsicum annuum L.
Erigeron annuus (L.) Pers.
anomalus
anomala
anomalum
abnormal
anomalusanomaladjανωμαλοϛ
ML
Gk: uneven, unequal
Fraxinus anomala Torr. ex S.Wats.
Eupatorium anomalum Nash
Aster anomalus Engelm.
anopetalus
anopetala
anopetalum
petals ascending
anoanopreana
ανα
upwards, above, on, upon, up, high
petalumpetalnoun/nπεταλον
Mod L
petal (Gk: leaf, tablet)
usadjLatinizing suffix
Sedum anopetalum DC.
anosmus
anosma
anosmum
unscented
ananpread
to, towards, near
a
α-
not, without, less
osmeosmnoun/fοσμη
a smell, scent, odor
usadjLatinizing suffix
anserinus
anserina
anserinum
belonging to geese
anseransernoun/mgoose
inusinadjadjective suffix for nouns: belonging to or resembling
Potentilla anserina L.
Astragalus anserinus Atwood, Goodrich & Welsh