Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

asper - atlanticus

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Epithet

Definition

Derivation

Stem

Type/
Gender

Meaning

asper
aspera
asperum
rough
asperasperadjrough
Sonchus asper (L.) Hill
Draba aspera Bertol.
Erysimum asperum Nutt.
asperatus
asperata
asperatum
roughened
asperatusasperatpparaspero
to make rough, uneven
Acarospora asperata H. Magn.
asperrimus
asperrima
asperrimum
roughest
comparative of asperasperadjrough
rimusrimadjsuperlative suffix; most so, to the greatest degree; most-, -est (e.g. largest, prettiest, whitest)
Agave asperrima Jacobi
Brachythecium asperrimum (Mitt.) Sull.
aspersus
aspersa
aspersum
scattered
aspersusasperspparscattered, cast, thrown
asphodeloides
asphodeloides
asphodeloides
Asphodelus like
asphodelusasphodelnoun/mασφοδελοϛ
L (also asphodilus)
the asphodel, a lily like plant whose roots were eaten, taken by Linnaeus as Asphodelus racemosa
oidesoidadj-οειδεϛ
adjective suffix for nouns: like, resemble
Anemarrhena asphodeloides Bunge
aspleniifolius
aspleniifolia
aspleniifolium
leaves like Asplenium
aspleniosaspleninoun/nasplenos
ασπλενοϛ (ασπλενιοϛ)
literally: without spleen, allegedly a curative of spleen problems, spleenword, named by Pliny and Discorides and taken by Linnaeus to be Asplenium ceterach
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
foliusfoliadjfolium
leaf
Grevillea aspleniifolia Knight
Polypodium aspleniifolium L.
Phyllocladus aspleniifolius (Labill.) J.D.Hook.
asplenioides
asplenioides
asplenioides
Asplenium like
aspleniosaspleninoun/nasplenos
ασπλενοϛ (ασπλενιοϛ)
literally: without spleen, allegedly a curative of spleen problems, spleenword, named by Pliny and Discorides and taken by Linnaeus to be Asplenium ceterach
oidesoidadj-οειδεϛ
adjective suffix for nouns: like, resemble
Athyrium asplenioides (Michx.) A.A. Eat.
asprellus
asprella
asprellum
a little rough
asperaspradjrough
elluselladjadjective suffix for adjective: diminutive
Draba asprella Greene
Galium asprellum Michx.
assimilis
assimilis
assimile
similar
assimilisassimiladjlike, similar
Sempervivum assimile Schott
Acacia assimilis S.Moore
assurgens
assurgens
assurgens
rising up
assurgensassurgentaparassurgo
to rise up, to get up
Plectranthus assurgens (Baker) J. K. Morton
asterias
asteriae
star like, related to asters
asterasternoun/mαστηρ
a star; an aster type plant, taken by Linnaeus to be Aster amellus
iasinoun/m-ιαϛ
substantive suffix for nouns: close connection to the noun
Astrophytum asterias (Zucc.) Lem.
asteroides
asteroides
asteroides
Aster like
asterasternoun/mαστηρ
a star; an aster type plant, taken by Linnaeus to be Aster amellus
oidesoidadj-οειδεϛ
adjective suffix for nouns: like, resemble
Aster asteroides (L.) MacMillan
astictus
asticta
astictum
not spotted
aapreα-
not, without, less
stictosstictadjστικτοϛ
spotted
usadjLatinizing suffix
astragaloides
astragaloides
astragaloides
like Astragalus
astragalusastragalnoun/mαστραγαλοϛ
ankle bone, dice, circular architectural ornament, a leguminous plant
oidesoidadj-οειδεϛ
adjective suffix for nouns: like, resemble
astrictus
astricta
astrictum
drawn together
astrictusastrictpadjdrawn together, tight, close; shut
asturiensis
asturiensis
asturiense
ancient Asturia province, NW Spain
asturiaasturinoun/fAsturia
a province in NW Spain whose capital is now Astorga
ensisensadjadjective suffix for nouns: country or place of origin or habitat
Narcissus asturiensis (Jordan) Pugsley
ater
atra
atrum
black
ateratradjblack, sable, dark, gloomy (compounds: classical latin atri-; botanical latin atro-)
Crataegus ater Ashe
aterrimus
aterrima
aterrimum
blackest
superlative of aterateradjblack, sable, dark, gloomy (compounds: classical latin atri-; botanical latin atro-)
rimusrimadjsuperlative suffix; most so, to the greatest degree; most-, -est (e.g. largest, prettiest, whitest)
Microthelia aterrima (Krempelh. ex Anzi) Zahlbr.
Stizolobium aterrimum Piper & Tracy
athamanticus
athamantica
athamanticum
of Mt Athamas
athamasathamantnoun/mAthamas
Αϑαμαϛ
Mt Athamas, Sicily
icusicadj-ικοϛ
adjective suffix for nouns: belonging to, from, of
atlanticus
atlantica
atlanticum
of Atlas Mountains
atlanticusatlanticadjAtlanticus
of or pertaining to Mt Atlas
Azalea atlantica Ashe
Muscari atlanticum Boiss. & Reut.
Anthoceros atlanticus Steph.