Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

bicapsularis - bidentis

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Epithet

Definition

Derivation

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Type/
Gender

Meaning

bicapsularis
bicapsularis
bicapsulare
two capsules
bibiprebis
twice
capsulacapsulnoun/fsmall box
arisaradjalis
adjective suffix for nouns: of or pertaining to
Adipera bicapsularis (L.) Britt. & Rose ex Britt. & Wilson
bicaudatus
bicaudata
bicaudatum
two tails
bibiprebis
twice
caudacaudnoun/ftail
atusatadjadjectival suffix for nouns: possessive of or likeness of something (with, shaped, made)/ for verb participles: a completed action, -ed
Tridactyle bicaudata (Lindl.) Schltr.
Angraecum bicaudatum Lindl.
bicaulis
bicaulis
bicaule
two stems
bibiprebis
twice
cauliscauladj/ καυλοϛ
stem of a plant; usual spelling was colis or coles
Bupleurum bicaule Helm
bicephalus
bicephala
bicephalum
two heads
bibiprebis
twice
cephalecephalnoun/fκεφαλη
head; front; end, point; source, top; chief person
usadjLatinizing suffix
Trifolium bicephalum Elmer
bicinctus
bicincta
bicinctum
twice dirdled
bibiprebis
twice
cinctuscinctpparcingo
to surround with a girdle; to gird
Lecanora bicincta Ramond
bicolor
bicolores
2 colored
bibiprebis
twice
colorcolornouncolor
Adenocaulon bicolor Hook.
bicoloratus
bicolorata
bicoloratum
two colored
bibiprebis
twice
coloratuscoloratpparcolored, colored red
Galinsoga bicolorata St. John & White
bicolorus
bicolora
bicolorum
two colored
bibiprebis
twice
colorcolornouncolor
usadjLatinizing suffix
Mesembryanthemum bicolorum L.
bicontortus
bicontorta
bicontortum
twisted twice
bibiprebis
twice
contortuscontortpparcontorqueo
to twist, wind, turn
Hippocrepis bicontorta Loisel.
bicornis
bicornes
bicorne
2 horned
bibiprebis
twice
corniscornadj/ cornu
horn, antler
is
adjectival suffix
Paspalum bicorne Lam.
Aegilops bicornis (Forsskal) Jaub. & Spach
bicornutus
bicornuta
bicornutum
2 horned
bibiprebis
twice
cornucornnoun/mhorn, antler
utusutadjadjective suffix for nouns: owning
Downingia bicornuta Gray
Delphinium bicornutum Hemsl.
Desmanthus bicornutus
bicostatus
bicostata
bicostatum
two ribs
bibiprebis
twice
costatuscostatadjribbed, with ribs
Eucalyptus bicostata Maiden et al.
bicrenatus
bicrenata
bicrenatum
two notches
bibiprebis
twice
crenacrennoun/fLate L
notch
atusatadjadjectival suffix for nouns: possessive of or likeness of something (with, shaped, made)/ for verb participles: a completed action, -ed
Aralia bicrenata Woot. & Standl.
bicristatus
bicristata
bicristatum
two crested
bibiprebis
twice
cristatuscristatadjtufted, crested
Astragalus bicristatus Gray
bicupulatus
bicupulata
bicupulatum
two cups
bibiprebis
twice
cupulacupulnoun/fsmall tub or cask; small crooked handle
atusatadjadjectival suffix for nouns: possessive of or likeness of something (with, shaped, made)/ for verb participles: a completed action, -ed
Potamogeton bicupulatus Fern.
bicuspidatus
bicuspidata
bicuspidatum
two pointed
bibiprebis
twice
cuspiscuspidnoun/fpoint; spear, stinger
atusatadjadjectival suffix for nouns: possessive of or likeness of something (with, shaped, made)/ for verb participles: a completed action, -ed
Cephalozia bicuspidata (L.) Dum.
Malvastrum bicuspidatum (S. Wats.) Rose
bicuspis
bicuspides
two points
bibiprebis
twice
cuspiscuspidnoun/fpoint; spear, stinger
Cheiropleuria bicuspis (Blume) C. Presl
bidentatus
bidentata
bidentatum
with 2 teeth
bibiprebis
twice
dentatusdentatadjtoothed
Achyranthes bidentata Blume
Eriogonum bidentatum Jepson
bidentis
bidentis
bidente
two toothed
bibiprebis
twice
densdentnoun/mtooth
isadjadjectival suffix
Flaveria bidentis (L.) Kuntze