Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

acaciifolius - accumbens

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Meaning

acaciifolius
acaciifolia
acaciifolium
leaves like an acacia
acaciaacacinoun/fακακια
the Egyptian acacia tree
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
foliusfoliadjfolium
leaf
acaciiformis
acaciiformis
acaciiforme
shaped like an acacia
acaciaacacinoun/fακακια
the Egyptian acacia tree
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...
Eucalyptus acaciiformis H. Deane & Maiden
acacioides
acacioides
acacioides
like an acacia
acaciaacacinoun/fακακια
the Egyptian acacia tree
oidesoidadj-οειδεϛ
adjective suffix for nouns: like, resemble
Eucalyptus acacioides A. Cunn. ex Maiden, nom. illeg.
acalyphaceus
acalyphacea
acalyphaceum
nettle like
acalyphaacalyphnoun/fακαλεφε
a nettle
aceusaceadjadjective suffix for nouns: resembles, of..., ...like, mixture using, fragrance of; borrowed from nouns declined like ...ax, ...acis + eus
acanthicarpus
acanthicarpa
acanthicarpum
spiny seed
acanthaacanthnoun/fακανϑα
thorn, thistle
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
carposcarpnoun/mκαρποϛ
fruit
usadjLatinizing suffix
Ambrosia acanthicarpa Hook.
acanthifolius
acanthifolia
acanthifolium
Acanthus leaved, prickly leaved
acanthaacanthnoun/fακανϑα
thorn, thistle
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
foliusfoliadjfolium
leaf
Carlina acanthifolia All.
acanthius
acanthia
acanthium
spiny
acanthaacanthnoun/fακανϑα
thorn, thistle
iusiadj-ιοϛ
adjective suffix for nouns: characteristic of, connected to, resembling, when related to -eus: of..., ...like
Onopordum acanthium L.
acanthocalyx
acanthocalyces
spiny calyx
acanthaacanthnoun/fακανϑα
thorn, thistle
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
calyxcalycnoun/fκαλυξ, υκοϛ
husk, covering, calyx
Solanum acanthocalyx Klotzsch
acanthocarpus
acanthocarpa
acanthocarpum
spiny fruit
acanthaacanthnoun/fακανϑα
thorn, thistle
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
Allocarya acanthocarpa Piper
Plagiobothrys acanthocarpus (Piper) I.M. Johnston
acanthochiton
acanthochitones
spiny covering
acanthaacanthnoun/fακανϑα
thorn, thistle
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
chitonchitonnoun/mχιτων
undergarment, tunic, coat
Amaranthus acanthochiton Sauer
acanthocladus
acanthoclada
acanthocladum
spiny branch
acanthaacanthnoun/fακανϑα
thorn, thistle
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
Polygala acanthoclada Gray
acanthocomus
acanthocoma
acanthocomum
spiny hairs
acanthaacanthnoun/fακανϑα
thorn, thistle
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
comecomnoun/fκομη
hair
hair, foliage
usadjLatinizing suffix
Trithrinax acanthocoma Drude
acanthodes
acanthodes
acanthodes
spiny
acanthaacanthnoun/fακανϑα
thorn, thistle
odesodadjoides
-οειδεϛ
adjective suffix for nouns: like, resemble
Echinocactus acanthodes Lem.
acanthodontus
acanthodonta
acanthodontum
spiny teeth
acanthaacanthnoun/fακανϑα
thorn, thistle
odousodontnoun/mοδουϛ, οντοϛ
tooth, tusk
usadjLatinizing suffix
Cirsium acanthodontum Blake
acanthoides
acanthoides
acanthoides
like the genus Acanthus
acanthaacanthnoun/fακανϑα
thorn, thistle
oidesoidadj-οειδεϛ
adjective suffix for nouns: like, resemble
Carduus acanthoides L.
acanthoneuron
acanthoneura
spiny vein
acanthaacanthnoun/fακανϑα
thorn, thistle
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
neuronneurnoun/nνευρον
sinew, tendon, nerve
Leucolepis acanthoneuron (Schwaegr.) Lindb.
acanthonotus
acanthonota
acanthonotum
spiny back
acanthaacanthnoun/fακανϑα
thorn, thistle
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
notosnotnoun/mνωτοϛ
the back
usadjLatinizing suffix
Selaginella acanthonota Underwood
acanthophorus
acanthophora
acanthophorum
spine bearing
acanthaacanthnoun/fακανϑα
thorn, thistle
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
phorosphoraparphoreo
φορεω (φερω)
to carry, bring
usadjLatinizing suffix
Rochefortia acanthophora (DC.) Griseb.
acanthophyllos
acanthophyllos
acanthophyllon
spiny leaf
acanthaacanthnoun/fακανϑα
thorn, thistle
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
phyllonphyllnoun/nφυλλον
leaf; foliage
osadjοϛ
adjectival suffix
Rubus acanthophyllos Focke
acanthophyllus
acanthophylla
acanthophyllum
spiny leaf
acanthaacanthnoun/fακανϑα
thorn, thistle
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
Aiphanes acanthophylla (Mart.) Burret
Cicer acanthophyllum Boriss.
acanthopodius
acanthopodia
acanthopodium
spiny foot
acanthaacanthnoun/fακανϑα
thorn, thistle
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
podionpodinoun/nποδιον
little foot, from 'pous': foot
usadjLatinizing suffix
Zanthoxylum acanthopodium DC.
acaulescens
acaulescens
acaulescens
approaching stemless
aapreα-
not, without, less
cauloscaulnoun/mκαυλοϛ
stem of a plant
escensescentadjadjective suffix for nouns or adjectives: becoming like, incomplete resemblance -ish
Cirsium acaulescens (Rydb.) K. Schum.
acaulis
acaulis
acaule
stalkless
aapreα-
not, without, less
cauliscauladj/ καυλοϛ
stem of a plant; usual spelling was colis or coles
Cypripedium acaule Ait.
Aletes acaulis (Torr.) Coult. & Rose
acaulos
acaulos
acaulon
without stem(s)
acaulosacauladjακαυλοϛ
stemless
Onopordum acaulon L.
acclinis
acclinis
accline
leaning on
acclinisacclinadjto lean on, against, inclined towards
Bacidia acclinis (Flotow) Zahlbr.
acclivatatis
acclivatatum
of the ascent
generative of acclivatasacclivatatnoun/fan ascending or upwards direction, ascent
Lupinus acclivatatis C.P. Sm.
accola
accolae
a neighbor
accolaaccolnoun/ca dweller by or near, a neighbor
Acacia accola Maiden & Betche
accrescens
accrescens
accrescens
enlarging
accrescensaccrescentaparaccresco
to grow larger, to increase
Cyrtococcum accrescens (Trin.) Stapf
accumbens
accumbens
accumbens
lying down
accumbensaccumbentaparaccumbo
to lie somewhere
Astragalus accumbens Sheldon