Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

blepharantherus - borealis

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Epithet

Definition

Derivation

Stem

Type/
Gender

Meaning

blepharantherus
blepharanthera
blepharantherum
fringed anther
blepharisblepharnoun/nβλεφαριϛ
eyelash
antheraanthernoun/fανϑηρα
Mod L
anther
usadjLatinizing suffix
Calothamnus blepharantherus F. Muell.
blepharicarpus
blepharicarpa
blepharicarpum
fringed seed
blepharisblepharnoun/nβλεφαριϛ
eyelash
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
carposcarpnoun/mκαρποϛ
fruit
usadjLatinizing suffix
Lathyrus blepharicarpus Boiss.
blephariglottis
blephariglottides
fringed mouth
blepharisblepharnoun/nβλεφαριϛ
eyelash
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
glottisglottidnoun/fγλωττιϛ, ιδοϛ
the mouth of a flute; the opening of the windpipe
Platanthera blephariglottis (Willd.) Lindl.
blephariphyllus
blephariphylla
blephariphyllum
fringed leaf
blepharisblepharnoun/nβλεφαριϛ
eyelash
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
phyllonphyllnoun/nφυλλον
leaf; foliage
usadjLatinizing suffix
Machaeranthera blephariphylla (Gray) Shinners
Haplopappus blephariphyllus Gray
blepharocalyx
blepharocalyces
fringed calyx
blepharisblepharnoun/nβλεφαριϛ
eyelash
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
calyxcalycnoun/fκαλυξ, υκοϛ
husk, covering, calyx
blepharodontus
blepharodonta
blepharodontum
fringed teeth
blepharisblepharnoun/nβλεφαριϛ
eyelash
odonodontnoun/mοδων, οντοϛ
Ion
a tooth
usadjLatinizing suffix
Hedeoma blepharodonta Greene
blepharolepis
blepharolepides
fringed scales
blepharisblepharnoun/nβλεφαριϛ
eyelash
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
lepislepidnoun/fλεπιϛ
scale, shell
Calyptocarpus blepharolepis B.L. Robins.
blepharophyllus
blepharophylla
blepharophyllum
fringe leaved
blepharisblepharnoun/nβλεφαριϛ
eyelash
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
Arabis blepharophylla Hook. & Arn.
Aster blepharophyllus Gray
blepharosepalus
blepharosepala
blepharosepalum
fringed sepal
blepharisblepharnoun/nβλεφαριϛ
eyelash
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
sepalumsepalnoun/nMod L
sepal; = Gk skepe (covering) + petalum (petal) (coined in 1790 by H. J. de Necker)
skepe
σκεπη
covering; shelter, protection
petalum
πεταλον
Mod L
petal (Gk: leaf, tablet)
usadjLatinizing suffix
Ipomoea blepharosepala Hochst. ex A. Rich.
blepharospermus
blepharosperma
blepharospermum
fringed seed
blepharisblepharnoun/nβλεφαριϛ
eyelash
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
spermaspermnoun/nσπερμα
seed, germ
usadjLatinizing suffix
Calothamnus blepharosperma F. Muell.
blitoides
blitoides
blitoides
(Amarnthum) blitum like
blitumblitnoun/nβλιτον
A tastless vegtable variously ascribed to Amaranthus blitum, Atriplex, Spinacia oleracea
oidesoidadj-οειδεϛ
adjective suffix for nouns: like, resemble
Amaranthus blitoides S. Wats.
blitum
bliti
a bland vegetable
blitumblitnoun/nβλιτον
A tastless vegtable variously ascribed to Amaranthus blitum, Atriplex, Spinacia oleracea
Amaranthus blitum L.
blothrus
blothra
blothrum
growing vigorously
blothrosblothradjβλωϑροϛ
growing vigorously
usadjLatinizing suffix
Crataegus blothra Laughlin
boarius
boaria
boarium
of cattle
boariusboariadjof or pertaining to cattle
Maytenus boaria Molina
boeoticus
boeotica
boeoticum
from Boeotia, around Thebes, Greece
boeoticusboeoticadjBoeoticus
Βοιωτικοϛ
from Boeotia, a region of Greece whose capital was Thebes, the birthplace of Hercules and Bacchus
Triticum boeoticum Boiss.
bombycifer
bombycifera
bombyciferum
silk bearing
bombyxbombycnoun/mβομβυξ
silkworm, silk garment, silk
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
ferferaparfero
to bear, carry, bring
bombycinus
bombycina
bombycinum
silky
bombycinusbombycinadjbonbycinus
of silk, silken
Nymphaea bombycina (Mill. & Standl.) Standl.
Solanum bombycinum Ochoa
Hibiscadelphus bombycinus Forbes
bombycis
bombycis
bombyce
silky
bombyxbombycnoun/mβομβυξ
silkworm, silk garment, silk
isadjadjectival suffix
bona-nox
bonae-noctes
good-night
bonusbonadjgood, beautiful, right
--cnct
noxnoctnoun/fνυξ
night;sleep;death;blindness;darkness
Ipomoea bona-nox L.
bonduc
bonduc
Arabic for hazel nut
bonducbonducnounArabic
hazel nut
Caesalpinia bonduc (L.) Roxb.
bonducellus
bonducella
bonducellum
little hazel nut
bonducbonducnounArabic
hazel nut
elluselladjadjective suffix for adjective: diminutive
Caesalpinia bonducella (L.) Fleming, nom. illeg.
bononiensis
bononiensis
bononiense
of Bologna
bononiensisbononiensadjof or pertaining to the city of Bononia (Bonn, Germany)
Campanula bononiensis L.
bonus
bona
bonum
good
bonusbonadjgood, beautiful, right
Crataegus bona Sarg.
Rubus bonus Bailey
bonus-henricus
bona-henrica
bonum-henricum
good (King) Henry
bonusbonadjgood, beautiful, right
--cnct
henryhenrnoun/mHenry
a man's name
icusicadj-ικοϛ
adjective suffix for nouns: belonging to, from, of
Chenopodium bonus-henricus L.
boreali-atlanticus
boreali-atlantica
boreali-atlanticum
north atlantic
borealisborealadjnorthern (word seldom used in Roman times)
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
--cnct
atlanticusatlanticadjAtlanticus
of or pertaining to Mt Atlas
borealis
boreales
boreale
northern
borealisborealadjnorthern (word seldom used in Roman times)
Galium boreale L.
Clintonia borealis (Ait.) Raf.