Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

aquaticus - araxanus

© 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2005

Epithet

Definition

Derivation

Stem

Type/
Gender

Meaning

aquaticus
aquatica
aquaticum
in water
aquaticusaquaticadjliving, growing or found in or by the water; aquatic
Aira aquatica L.
Orontium aquaticum L.
Rumex aquaticus L.
aquatilis
aquatilis
aquatile
living in water
aquatilisaquatiladjliving in water
Batrachium aquatile (L.) Dumort.
Carex aquatilis Wahlenb.
aqueus
aquea
aqueum
clear like water
aquaaqunoun/fwater, rain-water
euseadjadjective suffix for nouns: made from, color, -like
Eugenia aquea Burman f.
Syzygium aqueum (Burman f.) Alston
aquifolius
aquifolia
aquifolium
holly like
aquifoliumaquifolinoun/nholly tree (Ilex aquifolium), scarlet holy
usadjLatinizing suffix
Machaeranthera aquifolia Greene ex Woot. & Standl.
Ilex aquifolium L.
Aster aquifolius (Greene ex Woot. & Standl.) Blake
aquilegifolius
aquilegifolia
aquilegifolium
leaves like the genus Aquilegia
aquilegiaaquileginoun/faquileja
ML
Aquilegia, taken from aquila (eagle) for a perceived likeness
foliusfoliadjfolium
leaf
Thalictrum aquilegifolium L.
aquilinus
aquilina
aquilinum
eagle like
aquilaaquilnoun/fan eagle
inusinadjadjective suffix for nouns: belonging to or resembling
Alsophila aquilina Christ
Pteridium aquilinum (L.) Kuhn
Lupinus aquilinus Woot. & Standl.
arabicus
arabica
arabicum
Arabian
arabicusarabicadjArabicus
Arabian
Acacia arabica (Lam.) Willd.
Ornithogalum arabicum L.
Schismus arabicus Nees
arabus
araba
arabum
Arabian
arabusarabadjArabus
Arabian
arachnifer
arachnifera
arachniferum
spider bearing
arachnearachnnoun/fαραχνεϛ
spider
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
ferferaparfero
to bear, carry, bring
Baptisia arachnifera Duncan
arachnitis
arachnites
cobwebby
arachnionarachnnoun/nαραχνιον
spider web
itisitnoun/mites
-ιταϛ ?
substantive suffix for nouns: connection to a noun
arachnoides
arachnoides
arachnoides
like a spider or spider's web
arachnearachnnoun/fαραχνεϛ
spider
oidesoidadj-οειδεϛ
adjective suffix for nouns: like, resemble
Anacampseros arachnoides (Haw.) Sims
arachnoideus
arachnoidea
arachnoideum
like a spiders web
arachnionarachnnoun/nαραχνιον
spider web
oideusoideadj-οειδηοϛ
adjective suffix for nouns: like, resemble
Castilleja arachnoidea Greenm.
Blepharostoma arachnoideum M.A. Howe
Diplacus arachnoideus Greene
araiocladus
araioclada
araiocladum
slender branch
araiosaraiadjαραιοϛ
thin, narrow, weak, slight
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
cladoscladnoun/mκλαδοϛ
branch; shoot
usadjLatinizing suffix
araiophyllus
araiophylla
araiophyllum
slender leaved
araiosaraiadjαραιοϛ
thin, narrow, weak, slight
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
Rhododendron araiophyllum Balf. f. & W. W. Sm.
aranea
araneae
spider web
araneaaranenoun/fa spider; a spider's web
araneans
araneans
araneans
with spider webs
araneansaraneantapararaneo
αραχνεοω
to spin or be covered with a cobweb
Cirsium araneans Rydb.
araneispinus
araneispina
araneispinum
spiderwebbed spines
araneaaranenoun/fa spider; a spider's web
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
spinaspinnoun/fthorn; prickle, spine
usadjLatinizing suffix
Discocactus araneispinus Buining & Brederoo ex J. Theun.
araneosus
araneosa
araneosum
like a spider or spider's web
araneaaranenoun/fa spider; a spider's web
osusosadjadjective suffix for nouns: plenitude or notable development
Sphaerellothecium araneosum (Rehm ex Arnold) Zopf
Astragalus araneosus Sheldon
araxanus
araxana
araxanum
from Araxes river
araxesaraxnoun/mAraxes
Αραξηϛ
Araxes river of ancient Armenia
anusanadjadjective suffix for nouns: position, connection, possession
Acantholimon araxanum Bunge