Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

acicularifolius - acoroides

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Epithet

Definition

Derivation

Stem

Type/
Gender

Meaning

acicularifolius
acicularifolia
acicularifolium
sharp leaved
aciculaaciculnoun/fa small pin for a headdress
arisaradjalis
adjective suffix for nouns: of or pertaining to
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
foliusfoliadjfolium
leaf
Poa acicularifolia Buchanan
acicularis
acicularis
aciculare
needle like
aciculaaciculnoun/fa small pin for a headdress
arisaradjalis
adjective suffix for nouns: of or pertaining to
Dichanthelium aciculare (Desv. ex Poir.) Gould & C.A. Clark
Cyperus acicularis Schrad. ex Nees
aciculatus
aciculata
aciculatum
marked with fine irregular streaks
aciculaaciculnoun/fa small pin for a headdress
atusatadjadjectival suffix for nouns: possessive of or likeness of something (with, shaped, made)/ for verb participles: a completed action, -ed
Rhaphis aciculata (Retz.) Desv.
Chrysopogon aciculatus (Retz.) Trin.
aciculifer
aciculifera
aciculiferum
needle bearing
aciculaaciculnoun/fa small pin for a headdress
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
ferferaparfero
to bear, carry, bring
aciculinus
aciculina
aciculinum
needle like
aciculaaciculnoun/fa small pin for a headdress
inusinadjadjective suffix for nouns: belonging to or resembling
acidissimus
acidissima
acidissimum
sourest
superlative of acidusacidadjsour, acidic
issimusissimadjsuperlative suffix; most so, to the greatest degree; most-, -est (e.g. largest, prettiest, whitest)
Limonia acidissima L.
acidulus
acidula
acidulum
somewhat sour
acidusacidadjsour, acidic
ulusuladjadjective suffix for adjectives: diminutive
Pemphis acidula Forst. & Forst.
acidus
acida
acidum
sour
acidusacidadjsour, acidic
Britoa acida (C. Mart.) O. Berg
Ribes acidum Pojark.
Phyllanthus acidus (L.) Skeels
acinaceus
acinacea
acinaceum
scimitar shaped
acinacesacinacnoun/mακινακηϛ
short straight sword, saber, of Persians & Scythians/ Gk: dagger
euseadjadjective suffix for nouns: made from, color, -like
Acacia acinacea Lindl.
acinacifolius
acinacifolia
acinacifolium
scimitar shaped leaves
acinacesacinacnoun/mακινακηϛ
short straight sword, saber, of Persians & Scythians/ Gk: dagger
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
foliusfoliadjfolium
leaf
Gasteria acinacifolia (Jacq.) Haw.
acinaciformis
acinaciformis
acinaciforme
scimitar shaped
acinacesacinacnoun/mακινακηϛ
short straight sword, saber, of Persians & Scythians/ Gk: dagger
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...
Mesembryanthemum acinaciforme L.
Carpobrotus acinaciformis (L.) L. Bolus
acinifolius
acinifolia
acinifolium
leaves like basil
acinosacinnoun/mακινοϛ
aromatic herb mentioned by Pliny, variously ascribed to be wild basil, basil-thyme; a grape
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
foliusfoliadjfolium
leaf
Cuphea acinifolia A. St.-Hil.
acinoides
acinoides
acinoides
basil like
acinosacinnoun/mακινοϛ
aromatic herb mentioned by Pliny, variously ascribed to be wild basil, basil-thyme; a grape
oidesoidadj-οειδεϛ
adjective suffix for nouns: like, resemble
Hedeoma acinoides Scheele
acinos
acinoi
basil like
acinosacinnoun/mακινοϛ
aromatic herb mentioned by Pliny, variously ascribed to be wild basil, basil-thyme; a grape
Calamintha acinos (L.) Clairville ex Gaud.
acmodontus
acmodonta
acmodontum
sharp tooth
acmeacmadjακμη
point, edge; highest point
odousodontnoun/mοδουϛ, οντοϛ
tooth, tusk
usadjLatinizing suffix
Paphiopedilum acmodontum Schoser ex M. W. Wood
aconitifolius
aconitifolia
aconitifolium
Aconitum leaved
aconitumaconitnoun/nακονιτον
used by Theophrastus & Nicander for a poisonous plant growing on sheer cliffs
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
foliusfoliadjfolium
leaf
Boykinia aconitifolia Nutt.
Therofon aconitifolium (Nutt.) Millsp.
Ranunculus aconitifolius L.
acoroides
acoroides
acoroides
like the genus Acorus
acorusacornoun/fακοροϛ
name from Theophrastus used of a plant with an aromatic rhizome, ascribed to Acorus Calamus (sweet flag) and Iris pseudoacorus (yellow flag)
oidesoidadj-οειδεϛ
adjective suffix for nouns: like, resemble
Enhalus acoroides L.C. Rich. ex Steud.