Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

argentaceus - arrectus

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Type/
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Meaning

argentaceus
argentacea
argentaceum
silver like
argentumargentnoun/nsilver
aceusaceadjadjective suffix for nouns: resembles, of..., ...like, mixture using, fragrance of; borrowed from nouns declined like ...ax, ...acis + eus
argentatus
argentata
argentatum
with silver
argentumargentnoun/nsilver
atusatadjadjectival suffix for nouns: possessive of or likeness of something (with, shaped, made)/ for verb participles: a completed action, -ed
Coccothrinax argentata (Jacq.) Bailey
Parthenium argentatum Gray
Erigeron argentatus Gray
argenteoguttatus
argenteoguttata
argenteoguttatum
dotted with silver
argenteusargenteadjof silver
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
guttaguttnoun/cdrop of liquid; a little bit
atusatadjadjectival suffix for nouns: possessive of or likeness of something (with, shaped, made)/ for verb participles: a completed action, -ed
argenteomarginatus
argenteomarginata
argenteomarginatum
silver edged
argenteusargenteadjof silver
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
marginatusmarginatpparmarginato
to furnish with a border; to border, enclose with a margin
argenteus
argentea
argenteum
silvery
argenteusargenteadjof silver
Acaena argentea Ruiz. & Pav.
Bryum argenteum Hedw.
Lupinus argenteus Pursh
argillaceus
argillacea
argillaceum
clay like
argillaargillnoun/fαργιλλοϛ
white clay, potter's clay
aceusaceadjadjective suffix for nouns: resembles, of..., ...like, mixture using, fragrance of; borrowed from nouns declined like ...ax, ...acis + eus
Digitaria argillacea (A.S. Hitchc. & Chase) Fern.
argillicola
argillicolae
growing in clay
argillaargillnoun/fαργιλλοϛ
white clay, potter's clay
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
colacolnoun/fincola
dweller, inhabitant -> -cola/-colus suffix
Oenothera argillicola Mackenzie
argophyllus
argophylla
argophyllum
shining or whitish leaves
argosargadjαργοϛ
bright, glistening; swift footed (flashing feet); light footed
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
Olearia argophylla (Labill.) Benth.
Eriogonum argophyllum Reveal
Aragallus argophyllus Rydb.
argutifolius
argutifolia
argutifolium
sharply toothed leaves
argutusargutadjthat which becomes acute to the senses: sharp, fiery, shrill, clear, pungent, etc
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
foliusfoliadjfolium
leaf
argutus
arguta
argutum
sharply toothed
argutusargutadjthat which becomes acute to the senses: sharp, fiery, shrill, clear, pungent, etc
Dryopteris arguta (Kaulfuss) Watt
Hieracium argutum Nutt.
Rubus argutus Link
argyraceus
argyracea
argyraceum
like silver
argyrosargyrnoun/mαργυροϛ
silver; money
aceusaceadjadjective suffix for nouns: resembles, of..., ...like, mixture using, fragrance of; borrowed from nouns declined like ...ax, ...acis + eus
Salix argyracea E. L. Wolf
argyraeus
argyraea
argyraeum
silvery
argyrosargyrnoun/mαργυροϛ
silver; money
aeusaeadj-αεοϛ
adjective suffix for nouns: belonging to, from, of
Argythamnia argyraea Cory
Hieracium argyraeum Small
Lotus argyraeus (Greene) Greene
argyreus
argyrea
argyreum
silvery
argyreosargyreadjαργυρεοϛ
of silver, shining like silver
usadjLatinizing suffix
Draba argyrea Rydb.
argyrocomus
argyrocoma
argyrocomum
silvery hair
argyrosargyrnoun/mαργυροϛ
silver; money
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
Paronychia argyrocoma (Michx.) Nutt.
argyroneurus
argyroneura
argyroneurum
silver veined
argyrosargyrnoun/mαργυροϛ
silver; money
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
usadjLatinizing suffix
Aristolochia argyroneura hort. ex Gentil
argyrophyllus
argyrophylla
argyrophyllum
silvery leaves
argyrosargyrnoun/mαργυροϛ
silver; money
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
Acacia argyrophylla Hook.
Rhododendron argyrophyllum Franch.
argyrotrichus
argyrotricha
argyrotrichum
silvery haired
argyrosargyrnoun/mαργυροϛ
silver; money
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
thrixtrichnoun/fϑριξ, τριχοϛ
hair, wool, bristle
usadjLatinizing suffix
Digitaria argyrotricha (Andersson) Chiov.
Panicum argyrotrichum Andersson
aridus
arida
aridum
arid
aridusaridadjdry, arid, parched
Andrachne arida (Warnock & M.C. Johnston) G.L. Webster
Achnatherum aridum (M.E. Jones) Barkworth
Penstemon aridus Rydb.
arietinus
arietina
arietinum
ram like (ram's head)
ariesarietnoun/mram
inusinadjadjective suffix for nouns: belonging to or resembling
Criosanthes arietina (Ait. f.) House
Cicer arietinum L.
arifolius
arifolia
arifolium
leaves like Arum
arosarnoun/fαρον
L (also aron & arum)
arum, the wake-robin, variously ascribed to Arum dracunculus (Linnaeus) and Arum italicum
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
foliusfoliadjfolium
leaf
Hexastylis arifolia (Michx.) Small
Asarum arifolium Michx.
Rumex arifolius All.
aristatus
aristata
aristatum
long bristle like tip
aristaaristnoun/fcorn silk; ear of corn
atusatadjadjectival suffix for nouns: possessive of or likeness of something (with, shaped, made)/ for verb participles: a completed action, -ed
Gaillardia aristata Pursh
Anthoxanthum aristatum Boiss.
Psilurus aristatus (L.) Trevis.
aristosus
aristosa
aristosum
bearded
aristosusaristosadjwith many beards like those on the seed heads of grasses
Bidens aristosa (Michx.) Britt.
Brachyelytrum aristosum (Michx.) Trel.
arizelus
arizela
arizelum
obvious, noteable
arizelosarizeladjαριζηλοϛ
very plain, clear, distinct, much known as a star, voice, admirable person
usadjLatinizing suffix
Rhododendron arizelum Balf. f. & Forrest
armatus
armata
armatum
armed (spiny)
armatusarmatadjarmor
Acacia armata R. Br.
Eryngium armatum (S. Wats.) Coult. & Rose
Osmanthus armatus Diels
armeniacus
armeniaca
armeniacum
Armenian, apricot colored
armeniacusarmeniacadjArmeniacus
Armenian
armeniaca
apricot tree
Androsace armeniaca Duby
Muscari armeniacum Leichtl. ex Baker
Rubus armeniacus Focke
armenius
armenia
armenium
Armenian
armeniusarmeniadjArmenius
of Armenia, Armenian
Trifolium armenium Willd.
armerius
armeria
armerium
L. name for Dianthus
armeriusarmeriadjname for Dianthus barbatus
Dianthus armeria L.
armiger
armigera
armigerum
spiny, prickly
armigerarmigeradj/ bearing weapons, arms
armillaris
armillaris
armillare
collared
armillaarmillnoun/farmlet, arm ornament
arisaradjalis
adjective suffix for nouns: of or pertaining to
Melaleuca armillaris (Sol. ex Gaertn.) Sm.
armillatus
armillata
armillatum
collared
armillaarmillnoun/farmlet, arm ornament
atusatadjadjectival suffix for nouns: possessive of or likeness of something (with, shaped, made)/ for verb participles: a completed action, -ed
aromaticus
aromatica
aromaticum
fragrant
aromaticosaromaticadjαρωματικοϛ
aromatic - from aroma (spice)
usadjLatinizing suffix
Rhus aromatica Ait.
Cinnamomum aromaticum Nees
Campulosus aromaticus (Walt.) Scribn.
arrectus
arrecta
arrectum
upright, erect
arrectusarrectpadjsteep, precipitous
Brachiaria arrecta (T. Dur. & Schinz) Stent
Glottiphyllum arrectum N. E. Br.
Astragalus arrectus Gray