Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

belgicus - bibullatus

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Epithet

Definition

Derivation

Stem

Type/
Gender

Meaning

belgicus
belgica
belgicum
of the Netherlands or Belgium
belgicusbelgicadjof Gallia Beglica: between the Rhine, Marne, Seine and North Sea, home of the Belgians
belladonna
belladonnaae
beautiful lady
belladonnabelladonnanoun/fbellus
delightful, beautiful, pleasing, excellent
donna
It
lady
Amaryllis belladonna L.
bellatulus
bellatula
bellatulum
pretty
bellatulusbellatuladjpretty, nice
Aloe bellatula Reynolds
Paphiopedilum bellatulum (Rchb. f.) Stein
bellicus
bellica
bellicum
relating to waar
bellicusbellicadjof or pertaining to war
bellidiastrum
bellidiastra
somewhat like the genus Bellis (Daisy)
bellisbellidnoun/fthe white daisy, ox-eye; Linnaeus: Bellis perennis
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
astrumastrnoun/naster
substantive suffix for nouns or adjectives: inferiority or partial resemblance, wild, diminutive
Erigeron bellidiastrum Nutt.
bellidiflorus
bellidiflora
bellidiflorum
flowers like the genus Bellis (Daisy)
bellisbellidnoun/fthe white daisy, ox-eye; Linnaeus: Bellis perennis
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
florusflorpparfloreo
to bloom, to flower
Chaetopappa bellidiflora (Greene) Keck
Aster bellidiflorus Willd.
bellidifolius
bellidifolia
bellidifolium
leaves like the genus Bellis (Daisy)
bellisbellidnoun/fthe white daisy, ox-eye; Linnaeus: Bellis perennis
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
foliusfoliadjfolium
leaf
Campanula bellidifolia Adam
Limonium bellidifolium (Gouan) Dumort.
Carphephorus bellidifolius (Michx.) Torr. & Gray
bellidiformis
bellidiformis
bellidiforme
like the genus Bellis (Daisy)
bellisbellidnoun/fthe white daisy, ox-eye; Linnaeus: Bellis perennis
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...
Monoptilon bellidiforme Torr. & Gray ex Gray
Dorotheanthus bellidiformis (Burm. f.) N. E. Br.
bellidioides
bellidioides
bellidioides
like the genus Bellis (Daisy)
bellisbellidnoun/fthe white daisy, ox-eye; Linnaeus: Bellis perennis
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
oidesoidadj-οειδεϛ
adjective suffix for nouns: like, resemble
Veronica bellidioides L.
bellus
bella
bellum
pretty
bellusbelladjdelightful, beautiful, pleasing, excellent
Acarospora bella (Nyl.) Jatta
Sisyrinchium bellum S.Wats.
Linanthus bellus (Gray) Greene
belophyllus
belophylla
belophyllum
arrow shaped leaves
belosbelnoun/nβελοϛ
arrow, javelin
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
benedictus
benedicta
benedictum
praised
benedictusbenedictpparbenedictio
to commend, praise
Centaurea benedicta (L.) L.
Cnicus benedictus L.
beryllinus
beryllina
beryllinum
emerald green
beryllusberyllnoun/mβηρυλλοϛ
a precious sea-green stone; beryl
inusinadjadjective suffix for nouns: belonging to or resembling
betaceus
betacea
betaceum
beet like
betabetnoun/fthe beet
aceusaceadjadjective suffix for nouns: resembles, of..., ...like, mixture using, fragrance of; borrowed from nouns declined like ...ax, ...acis + eus
Cyphomandra betacea (Cav.) Sendtner
Solanum betaceum Cav.
betulifolius
betulifolia
betulifolium
Betula (birch) leaved
betulabetulnoun/fthe birch
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
foliusfoliadjfolium
leaf
Campanula betulifolia K.Koch
Pelargonium betulifolium Schrank ex Hoffmanns.
Rubus betulifolius Small
betulinus
betulina
betulinum
like Betula (birch)
betulabetulnoun/fthe birch
inusinadjadjective suffix for nouns: belonging to or resembling
Agathosma betulina (Bergius) Pill.
Pelargonium betulinum (L.) L'Her.
Croton betulinus Vahl
betuloides
betuloides
betuloides
like Betula (birch)
betulabetulnoun/fthe birch
oidesoidadj-οειδεϛ
adjective suffix for nouns: like, resemble
Cercocarpus betuloides Nutt.
biaristatus
biaristata
biaristatum
two bristled tip
bibiprebis
twice
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
biaristulatus
biaristulata
biaristulatum
two small bristles on a tip
bibiprebis
twice
aristaaristnoun/fcorn silk; ear of corn
ulaulnoun/fulus
dimutive substantive suffix for 1st & 2nd declension nouns
atusatadjadjectival suffix for nouns: possessive of or likeness of something (with, shaped, made)/ for verb participles: a completed action, -ed
biarticulatus
biarticulata
biarticulatum
2-jointed
bibiprebis
twice
articulusarticulnoun/mconnecting limb; joint
atusatadjadjectival suffix for nouns: possessive of or likeness of something (with, shaped, made)/ for verb participles: a completed action, -ed
Dicerma biarticulatum (L.) DC.
biauritus
biaurita
biauritum
two large ears
bibiprebis
twice
auritusauritadjhaving large ears, long-eared
Pteris biaurita L.
bibracteatus
bibracteata
bibracteatum
two bracts
bibiprebis
twice
bracteabractenoun/fthin plate of metal, gold-leaf
atusatadjadjectival suffix for nouns: possessive of or likeness of something (with, shaped, made)/ for verb participles: a completed action, -ed
Ficus bibracteata Miq.
bibullatus
bibullata
bibullatum
twice bullate, inflated
bibiprebis
twice
bullatusbullatadjinflated, bombastic; wearing baubles around the neck
Astragalus bibullatus Barneby & Bridges