Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

bisanctus - blatteus

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Definition

Derivation

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Type/
Gender

Meaning

bisanctus
bisancta
bisanctum
twice sacred
bibiprebis
twice
sanctussanctpparsancio
to make sacred
bisattenuatus
bisattenuata
bisattenuatum
weak in two ways
bisbispretwice
attenuatusattenuatadjimpaired, week; meager
Tetraplasandra bisattenuata Sherff
bisceptrum
bisceptra
two staffs
bibiprebis
twice
sceptrumsceptrnoun/nσκηπτρον
scepter, staff
Allium bisceptrum S. Wats.
bisectus
bisecta
bisectum
cut in two
bibiprebis
twice
sectussectpparseco
to cut, cut off, cut up; divide, separate
biserratus
biserrata
biserratum
doubly toothed (teeth on teeth)
bibiprebis
twice
serratusserratadjsaw like, serrated, saw toothed
Cyrtandra biserrata Hbd.
Aspidium biserratum Sw.
bisetosus
bisetosa
bisetosum
two types of hairs
bibiprebis
twice
setosussetosadjsaetosus
very hairy, bristly
Acalypha bisetosa Bertol. ex Spreng.
bisobtusus
bisobtusa
bisobtusum
twice obtuse
bisbispretwice
obtususobtusadjblunt, dull; obtuse
bispicatus
bispicata
bispicatum
two spikes
bibiprebis
twice
spicatusspicatpparspico
to grow ears, spikes (like corn)
bispinosus
bispinosa
bispinosum
two spined
bibiprebis
twice
spinosusspinosadjthorny
Aeschynomene bispinosa Jacq.
Pachypodium bispinosum (L. f.) A. DC.
Sesban bispinosus (Jacq.) Rydb.
bisporus
bispora
bisporum
two spored
bibiprebis
twice
sporaspornoun/fσπορα
the sowing of seeds, seed; offspring
usadjLatinizing suffix
Solorina bispora Nyl.
Diploschistes bisporus (Bagl.) J. Steiner
bisquamulatus
bisquamulata
bisquamulatum
two small lobes or scales
bibiprebis
twice
squamulasquamulnoun/fsmall scale (dimutive squama)
atusatadjadjectival suffix for nouns: possessive of or likeness of something (with, shaped, made)/ for verb participles: a completed action, -ed
Andropogon bisquamulatus Hochst.
bistortoides
bistortoides
bistortoides
bistortus like
bisbispretwice
tortustortadjtwisted, crooked
oidesoidadj-οειδεϛ
adjective suffix for nouns: like, resemble
Polygonum bistortoides Pursh
bistortus
bistorta
bistortum
twisted twice
bisbispretwice
tortustortadjtwisted, crooked
Polygonum bistorta L.
bistratosus
bistratosa
bistratosum
two types of layers
bibiprebis
twice
stratumstratnoun/na blanket; saddle cloth; pavement
osusosadjadjective suffix for nouns: plenitude or notable development
Tortula bistratosa Flow.
bisulcatus
bisulcata
bisulcatum
two furrows
bibiprebis
twice
sulcatussulcatpparsulco
to plow, furrow
Crataegus bisulcata Ashe
Panicum bisulcatum Thunb.
Astragalus bisulcatus (Hook.) Gray
bisulcus
bisulca
bisulcum
two furrows
bibiprebis
twice
sulcussulcnoun/mfurrow, ditch
usadjLatinizing suffix
biternatus
biternata
biternatum
with two sets of three
bibiprebis
twice
ternusternadjin three's
atusatadjadjectival suffix for nouns: possessive of or likeness of something (with, shaped, made)/ for verb participles: a completed action, -ed
Astilbe biternata (Vent.) Britt.
Isopyrum biternatum (Raf.) Torr. & Gray
bithynicus
bithynica
bithynicum
Bithynia, Turkey
bithynicusbithynicadjBithynicus
βιϑυνια
of Bithynia
Vicia bithynica (L.) L.
Lathyrus bithynicus L.
bituminosus
bituminosa
bituminosum
pitch like
bitumenbituminnoun/nbitumen
osusosadjadjective suffix for nouns: plenitude or notable development
Psoralea bituminosa L.
Aspalthium bituminosum (L.) Kuntze
biuncialis
biuncialis
biunciale
one sixth, two inches
bibiprebis
twice
uncialisuncialadjone twelfth, an inch
Aegilops biuncialis Vis.
biuncifer
biuncifera
biunciferum
with two barbs
bibiprebis
twice
uncusuncnoun/ma hook, barb
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
ferferaparfero
to bear, carry, bring
biuncinatus
biuncinata
biuncinatum
with two sets of hooks
bibiprebis
twice
uncinatusuncinatadjwith hooks, barbed
bivalvis
bivalves
bivalve
2 valves
bibiprebis
twice
valvisvalvadj/ valva
leaves of a folding door
is
adjectival suffix
Nothoscordum bivalve (L.) Britt.
Bastardia bivalvis (Cav.) Kunth
bivenosus
bivenosa
bivenosum
two veins
bibiprebis
twice
venosusvenosadjnotably veined, veiny
Acacia bivenosa DC.
bivisus
bivisa
bivisum
twice seen
bibiprebis
twice
visusvispparvideo
to see
bivittatus
bivittata
bivittatum
2 banded
bibiprebis
twice
vittatusvittatadj(banded), provided with a fillet or chaplet
Billbergia bivittata Hook.
Cryptanthus bivittatus (Hook.) Regel
bizonatus
bizonata
bizonatum
two zones
bibiprebis
twice
zonezonnoun/nζωνη
girdle, belt
atusatadjadjectival suffix for nouns: possessive of or likeness of something (with, shaped, made)/ for verb participles: a completed action, -ed
blandus
blanda
blandum
alluring
blandusblandadjflattering, caressing, alluring, tempting
Anemone blanda Schott & Kotschy
Sempervivum blandum Schott
Gladiolus blandus Aiton
blattaria
blattariae
moth mullein
blattariablattarinoun/flatin name for moth mullein applied to a Verbascum species by Linnaeus
Verbascum blattaria L.
blattariformis
blattariformis
blattariforme
(Verbascum) blattaria shaped
blattariusblattariadjpertaining to the moth
formisformadjin botanical Latin a substantive suffix for nouns derived from 'forma': to be in the form or shape of...
Primula blattariformis Franch.
blattarioides
blattarioides
blattarioides
(Verbascum) blattaria like
blattariablattarinoun/flatin name for moth mullein applied to a Verbascum species by Linnaeus
oidesoidadj-οειδεϛ
adjective suffix for nouns: like, resemble
Crepis blattarioides (L.) Vill.
blatteus
blattea
blatteum
royal purple
blatteusblatteadjpurple colored