Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

botrycephalus - botuliformis

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Epithet

Definition

Derivation

Stem

Type/
Gender

Meaning

botrycephalus
botrycephala
botrycephalum
clustered head
botrysbotrynoun/mβοτρυϛ
grape
cephalecephalnoun/fκεφαλη
head; front; end, point; source, top; chief person
usadjLatinizing suffix
Acacia botrycephala (Vent.) Desf.
botryocarpus
botryocarpa
botryocarpum
clustered seeds
botrysbotrynoun/mβοτρυϛ
grape
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
carposcarpnoun/mκαρποϛ
fruit
usadjLatinizing suffix
Cladonia botryocarpa G. Merr.
botryodes
botryodes
botryodes
grape like
botrysbotrynoun/mβοτρυϛ
grape
odesodadjoides
-οειδεϛ
adjective suffix for nouns: like, resemble
Chenopodium botryodes Sm.
botryoides
botryoides
botryoides
like a bunch of grapes
botrysbotrynoun/mβοτρυϛ
grape
oidesoidadj-οειδεϛ
adjective suffix for nouns: like, resemble
Muscari botryoides (L.) P.Mill.
botryophorus
botryophora
botryophorum
cluster bearing
botrysbotrynoun/mβοτρυϛ
grape
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
phorosphoraparphoreo
φορεω (φερω)
to carry, bring
usadjLatinizing suffix
Syagrus botryophora (C. Mart.) C. Mart.
botryosus
botryosa
botryosum
with many clustered structures
botrysbotrynoun/mβοτρυϛ
grape
osusosadjadjective suffix for nouns: plenitude or notable development
Biatora botryosa (Fr.) Th. Fr.
Stereocaulon botryosum Ach.
botrys
botryes
grape
botrysbotrynoun/mβοτρυϛ
grape
Teucrium botrys L.
botuliformis
botuliformis
botuliforme
sausage shaped
botulusbotulnoun/ma sausage
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...