Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

brachiatus - brassicoides

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Epithet

Definition

Derivation

Stem

Type/
Gender

Meaning

brachiatus
brachiata
brachiatum
with arms
brachiumbrachinoun/nbracchium
βραχιων, ονοϛ
the arm (less correctly: brachium)
atusatadjadjectival suffix for nouns: possessive of or likeness of something (with, shaped, made)/ for verb participles: a completed action, -ed
Cassia brachiata (Pollard) J.F. Macbr.
Diapedium brachiatum (Pursh) Kuntze
Isanthus brachiatus (L.) B.S.P.
brachyacanthus
brachyacantha
brachyacanthum
short spines
brachysbrachyadjβραχυϛ
short, little
acanthaacanthnoun/fακανϑα
thorn, thistle
usadjLatinizing suffix
Crataegus brachyacantha Sarg. & Engelm.
brachyactis
brachyactines
short rays
brachysbrachyadjβραχυϛ
short, little
actisactinnoun/fακτιϛ, ινοϛ
ray, beam, light (usually plural: aktin)
Aster brachyactis Blake
brachyandrus
brachyandra
brachyandrum
short stamens
brachysbrachyadjβραχυϛ
short, little
anerandrnoun/mανηρ, ανδροϛ
man; male; husband
usadjLatinizing suffix
Eugenia brachyandra Maiden & Betche
Viburnum brachyandrum Nakai
Callistemon brachyandrus Lindl.
brachyantherus
brachyanthera
brachyantherum
short anthers
brachysbrachyadjβραχυϛ
short, little
antheraanthernoun/fανϑηρα
Mod L
anther
usadjLatinizing suffix
Poa brachyanthera Hulten
Critesion brachyantherum (Nevski) Barkworth & Dewey
brachyanthus
brachyantha
brachyanthum
short flowered
brachysbrachyadjβραχυϛ
short, little
anthosanthnoun/nανϑοϛ
flower
usadjLatinizing suffix
Oryza brachyantha A. Chev. & Roehr.
Citharexylum brachyanthum (Gray) Gray
Dianthus brachyanthus Boiss.
brachyaristatus
brachyaristata
brachyaristatum
short bristles
brachysbrachyadjβραχυϛ
short, little
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
Elymus brachyaristatus A. Love
brachyarthrus
brachyarthra
brachyarthrum
short joints
brachysbrachyadjβραχυϛ
short, little
arthronarthrnoun/nαρϑρον
a limb; a joint between bones
usadjLatinizing suffix
Opuntia brachyarthra Engelm. & Bigelow
brachyatherus
brachyathera
brachyatherum
short awns
brachysbrachyadjβραχυϛ
short, little
atherathernoun/mαϑηρ
the awn or beard of a ear of corn
usadjLatinizing suffix
Ischaemum brachyatherum (Hochst.) Fenzl ex Hack.
Andropogon brachyatherus Hochst.
brachybotrys
brachybotryes
short clusters
brachysbrachyadjβραχυϛ
short, little
botrysbotrynoun/mβοτρυϛ
grape
Wisteria brachybotrys Siebold & Zucc.
brachybotryus
brachybotrya
brachybotryum
short clusters
brachysbrachyadjβραχυϛ
short, little
botrysbotrynoun/mβοτρυϛ
grape
usadjLatinizing suffix
Acacia brachybotrya Benth.
Viburnum brachybotryum Hemsl.
brachycalycinus
brachycalycina
brachycalycinum
short calyx
brachysbrachyadjβραχυϛ
short, little
calyxcalycnoun/fκαλυξ, υκοϛ
husk, covering, calyx
inusinadj-ινοϛ
adjective suffix for nouns: composition, color, resembling, owning
Trifolium brachycalycinum (Katzn. & Morley) Katzn.
brachycalyx
brachycalyces
short calyx
brachysbrachyadjβραχυϛ
short, little
calyxcalycnoun/fκαλυξ, υκοϛ
husk, covering, calyx
Lewisia brachycalyx Engelm. ex Gray
brachycarpus
brachycarpa
brachycarpum
short fruited
brachysbrachyadjβραχυϛ
short, little
carposcarpnoun/mκαρποϛ
fruit
usadjLatinizing suffix
Oenothera brachycarpa Gray
Capnoides brachycarpum Rydb.
Juncus brachycarpus Engelm.
brachycentrus
brachycentra
brachycentrum
short spine
brachysbrachyadjβραχυϛ
short, little
centroncentrnoun/nκεντρον
a sting; sharp point; spur
usadjLatinizing suffix
Delphinium brachycentrum Ledeb.
brachycephalus
brachycephala
brachycephalum
short head
brachysbrachyadjβραχυϛ
short, little
cephalecephalnoun/fκεφαλη
head; front; end, point; source, top; chief person
usadjLatinizing suffix
brachyceras
brachycerates
short horned
brachysbrachyadjβραχυϛ
short, little
cerasceratnoun/nκεραϛ, ατοϛ
horn, antlers
Taraxacum brachyceras Dahlst.
brachychaetus
brachychaeta
brachychaetum
short hairs
brachysbrachyadjβραχυϛ
short, little
chaetechaetnoun/fχαιτη, ηϛ
long, loose, or flowing hair
usadjLatinizing suffix
Nassella brachychaeta (Godr.) Barkworth
Achnatherum brachychaetum (Godr.) Barkworth
brachyclados
brachyclados
brachycladon
short branches
brachysbrachyadjβραχυϛ
short, little
cladoscladnoun/mκλαδοϛ
branch; shoot
osadjοϛ
adjectival suffix
Isothecium brachycladon Kindb.
Pseudoleskea brachyclados (Schwaegr.) Kindb.
brachycladus
brachyclada
brachycladum
short branches
brachysbrachyadjβραχυϛ
short, little
cladoscladnoun/mκλαδοϛ
branch; shoot
usadjLatinizing suffix
Gymnanthes brachyclada Mull. Arg.
brachycodon
brachycodon
short bells
brachysbrachyadjβραχυϛ
short, little
codoncodonnoun/mκωδων
a bell; an alarm bell; a bell used by officers to make sure their sentries were awake
brachycomus
brachycoma
brachycomum
short hairs
brachysbrachyadjβραχυϛ
short, little
comecomnoun/fκομη
hair
hair, foliage
usadjLatinizing suffix
brachycorys
brachycorythes
short crest
brachysbrachyadjβραχυϛ
short, little
coryscorythnoun/fκορυϛ, υϑοϛ
helmet; crest; crown; the crested lark
Eucalyptus brachycorys Blakely
brachydictyon
brachydictya
short net
brachysbrachyadjβραχυϛ
short, little
dictyondictynoun/nδικτυον
a net; sieve
brachyglossus
brachyglossa
brachyglossum
short tongue
brachysbrachyadjβραχυϛ
short, little
glossaglossnoun/fγλωσσα
the tongue; a language
usadjLatinizing suffix
Carex brachyglossa Mackenzie
brachylepis
brachylepides
short scales
brachysbrachyadjβραχυϛ
short, little
lepislepidnoun/fλεπιϛ
scale, shell
Bigelovia brachylepis Gray
brachylobus
brachyloba
brachylobum
short lobes
brachysbrachyadjβραχυϛ
short, little
lobuslobnoun/mλοβοϛ
Late L
Greek: lobe of the ear; late Latin: husk, pod
usadjLatinizing suffix
Agrostemma brachyloba (Fenzl) Hammer
Astragalus brachylobus DC.
brachylomus
brachyloma
brachylomum
short husk
brachysbrachyadjβραχυϛ
short, little
lomoslomnoun/mλομοϛ
husk, bark
usadjLatinizing suffix
Brassica brachyloma Boiss. & Reut.
brachyneuron
brachyneura
short veins
brachysbrachyadjβραχυϛ
short, little
neuronneurnoun/nνευρον
sinew, tendon, nerve
Bryum brachyneuron Kindb. in J. M. Mac.
brachyodon
brachyodontes
short tooth
brachysbrachyadjβραχυϛ
short, little
odonodontnoun/mοδων, οντοϛ
Ion
a tooth
Indigofera brachyodon Domin
brachyodontus
brachyodonta
brachyodontum
short tooth
brachysbrachyadjβραχυϛ
short, little
odonodontnoun/mοδων, οντοϛ
Ion
a tooth
usadjLatinizing suffix
brachypappus
brachypappa
brachypappum
short hair
brachysbrachyadjβραχυϛ
short, little
pappuspappnoun/mπαπποϛ
old man, hairy seed
usadjLatinizing suffix
brachypetalus
brachypetala
brachypetalum
short petalled
brachysbrachyadjβραχυϛ
short, little
petalumpetalnoun/nπεταλον
Mod L
petal (Gk: leaf, tablet)
usadjLatinizing suffix
Alsine brachypetala (Bong.) T.J. Howell
Cerastium brachypetalum Desportes ex Pers.
brachypharynx
brachypharynges
short throat
brachysbrachyadjβραχυϛ
short, little
pharynxpharyngnoun/fφαρυξ, υγγοϛ
the gullet; pharynx; windpipe
Fernaldia brachypharynx Woodson
brachypholis
brachypholides
short scales
brachysbrachyadjβραχυϛ
short, little
pholispholidnoun/mφολιϛ
a scale of a reptile
Aster brachypholis Small
brachyphyllus
brachyphylla
brachyphyllum
short leaved
brachysbrachyadjβραχυϛ
short, little
phyllonphyllnoun/nφυλλον
leaf; foliage
usadjLatinizing suffix
Achillea brachyphylla Boiss. & Hausskn.
Hypericum brachyphyllum (Spach) Steud.
Barbula brachyphyllus Sull. in Whipple & Ives
brachypodus
brachypoda
brachypodum
short foot
brachysbrachyadjβραχυϛ
short, little
puspodnoun/mπουϛ, ποδοϛ
foot
usadjLatinizing suffix
Chaenotheca brachypoda (Ach.) Tibell
Cerastium brachypodum (Engelm. ex Gray) B.L. Robins.
Lupinus brachypodus Piper
brachypogon
brachypogon
short beard
brachysbrachyadjβραχυϛ
short, little
pogonpogonnoun/mπωγων
the beard
brachypterus
brachyptera
brachypterum
short winged
brachysbrachyadjβραχυϛ
short, little
pteronpternoun/nπτερον
feather, wing
usadjLatinizing suffix
Pellaea brachyptera (T.Moore) Baker
Acer brachypterum Woot. & Standl.
brachypus
brachypodi
short footed
brachysbrachyadjβραχυϛ
short, little
puspodnoun/mπουϛ, ποδοϛ
foot
Hydastylus brachypus Bickn.
brachyrhopalicus
brachyrhopalica
brachyrhopalicum
short club
brachysbrachyadjβραχυϛ
short, little
rhopalonrhopalnoun/nροπαλον
a club; door knocker
icusicadj-ικοϛ
adjective suffix for nouns: belonging to, from, of
Opuntia brachyrhopalica (Daston) Rowley
brachyrrhynchus
brachyrrhyncha
brachyrrhynchum
short beak
brachysbrachyadjβραχυϛ
short, little
rrcnctρ
sometimes the Greek aspirated 'r' is rrh and sometimes rh in the Latin transliteration
rhynchosrhynchnoun/nρυγχοϛ
a snout, beak
usadjLatinizing suffix
brachyscyphus
brachyscypha
brachyscyphum
short cupped
brachysbrachyadjβραχυϛ
short, little
scyphosscyphnoun/mσκυφοϛ
cup, beaker
usadjLatinizing suffix
brachysepalus
brachysepala
brachysepalum
short sepal
brachysbrachyadjβραχυϛ
short, little
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
Borreria brachysepala Urban
brachysiphon
brachysiphon
short tubed
brachysbrachyadjβραχυϛ
short, little
siphonsiphonnoun/mσιφων, ωνοσ
reed, straw, tube
Gilia brachysiphon Woot. & Standl.
brachyspermus
brachysperma
brachyspermum
short seed
brachysbrachyadjβραχυϛ
short, little
spermaspermnoun/nσπερμα
seed, germ
usadjLatinizing suffix
Elatine brachysperma Gray
brachyspicus
brachyspica
brachyspicum
short spiked
brachysbrachyadjβραχυϛ
short, little
spicaspicnoun/fpoint, ear (of grain), spike
usadjLatinizing suffix
brachysporus
brachyspora
brachysporum
little spores
brachysbrachyadjβραχυϛ
short, little
sporaspornoun/fσπορα
the sowing of seeds, seed; offspring
usadjLatinizing suffix
Lecidea brachyspora (Th. Fr.) Nyl.
Cyphelium brachysporum Nadv.
brachystachys
brachystachyes
short spike
brachysbrachyadjβραχυϛ
short, little
stachysstachynoun/mσταχυϛ
spike; ear of corn
Elymus brachystachys Scribn. & Ball
brachystachyus
brachystachya
brachystachyum
short spike
brachysbrachyadjβραχυϛ
short, little
stachysstachynoun/mσταχυϛ
spike; ear of corn
usadjLatinizing suffix
Dalea brachystachya Gray
Phrynium brachystachyum Korn.
Andropogon brachystachyus Chapman
brachystemon
brachystemones
short stem
brachysbrachyadjβραχυϛ
short, little
stemonstemonnoun/mστημων
L: stamen
warp in loom; thread
Dunalia brachystemon A. Braun & C. D. Bouche
brachystephanus
brachystephana
brachystephanum
little crown
brachysbrachyadjβραχυϛ
short, little
stephanestephannoun/fστεφανη
the crown of the head; a crown
usadjLatinizing suffix
Asclepias brachystephana Engelm. ex Torr.
brachystylis
brachystyles
short style
brachysbrachyadjβραχυϛ
short, little
stylisstylnoun/mstylos
στυλοϛ
pillar, pole, prop (confused with L. stilus)
is
-ιϛ
substantive suffix for nouns: a connection to a noun
Draba brachystylis Rydb.
brachystylus
brachystyla
brachystylum
short style
brachysbrachyadjβραχυϛ
short, little
stylusstyladjstylos
στυλοϛ
pillar, pole, prop (confused with L. stilus)
us
Latinizing suffix
Juncus brachystylus (Engelm.) Piper
brachytrichus
brachytricha
brachytrichum
short hairs
brachysbrachyadjβραχυϛ
short, little
thrixtrichnoun/fϑριξ, τριχοϛ
hair, wool, bristle
usadjLatinizing suffix
Peperomia brachytricha Baker
Aster brachytrichus Franch.
brachytropis
brachytropeis
short keel
brachysbrachyadjβραχυϛ
short, little
tropistropnoun/fτροπιϛ
ship's keel
Vicia brachytropis Kar. & Kir.
brachytylus
brachytyla
brachytylum
short swellings
brachysbrachyadjβραχυϛ
short, little
tylostylnoun/mτυλοϛ
swelling, callous
usadjLatinizing suffix
Picea brachytyla (Franch.) E. Pritz.
brachyurus
brachyura
brachyurum
short tail
brachysbrachyadjβραχυϛ
short, little
uraurnoun/foura
ουρα
tail; stern; rear
usadjLatinizing suffix
Urochloa brachyura (Hack.) Stapf
Panicum brachyurum Hack.
bractealis
bractealis
bracteale
with bracts
bractealisbractealadjof metal plates
Rubus bractealis Bailey
bracteatus
bracteata
bracteatum
with bracts
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
Amphicarpaea bracteata (L.) Fern.
Acantholimon bracteatum (Girard) Boiss.
Penstemon bracteatus Keck
bracteolaris
bracteolaris
bracteolare
with bracts
bracteolabracteolnoun/fa thin leaf of gold
arisaradjalis
adjective suffix for nouns: of or pertaining to
Lonicera bracteolaris Boiss. & Buhse
bracteolatus
bracteolata
bracteolatum
with bracteoles
bracteolabracteolnoun/fa thin leaf of gold
atusatadjadjectival suffix for nouns: possessive of or likeness of something (with, shaped, made)/ for verb participles: a completed action, -ed
Vitis bracteolata Wall.
Symphyotrichum bracteolatum (Nutt) Nesom
Aster bracteolatus Nutt. (pro sp.)
bracteolosus
bracteolosa
bracteolosum
with many bracts
bracteolabracteolnoun/fa thin leaf of gold
osusosadjadjective suffix for nouns: plenitude or notable development
Alyxia bracteolosa Rich. ex A. Gray
Gynopogon bracteolosus (Rich.) K. Schum.
bracteosus
bracteosa
bracteosum
with conspicuous bracts
bracteabractenoun/fthin plate of metal, gold-leaf
osusosadjadjective suffix for nouns: plenitude or notable development
Pedicularis bracteosa Benth.
Desmodium bracteosum (Michx.) DC.
Orthocarpus bracteosus Benth.
brassicifolius
brassicifolia
brassicifolium
cabbage leaved
brassicabrassicnoun/fcabbage
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
foliusfoliadjfolium
leaf
Statice brassicifolia Webb & Berthel.
Limonium brassicifolium (Webb & Berthel.) Kuntze
brassicoides
brassicoides
brassicoides
cabbage like
brassicabrassicnoun/fcabbage
oidesoidadj-οειδεϛ
adjective suffix for nouns: like, resemble
Physaria brassicoides Rydb.