Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

caelestinus - cajanoides

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Epithet

Definition

Derivation

Stem

Type/
Gender

Meaning

caelestinus
caelestini
caelestinum
sky blue, heavenly
caelestinuscaelestinadjheavenly
caelestis
caelestis
caeleste
sky blue
caelestiscaelestadjheavenly, celestial
Ionactis caelestis Leary & Nesom
caelicolor
caelicolores
sky blue
caelumcaelnoun/nthe sky, heaven
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
colorcolornouncolor
caeruleimontanus
caeruleimontana
caeruleimontanum
from the Blue Mountains, Oregon, US
caeruleuscaeruleadjdark-colored, dark blue, cerulean, azure, sea-colored, sea-green
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
montanusmontanadjof or belonging to the mountains
Rosa caeruleimontana St. John
Ligusticum caeruleimontanum St. John
caeruleomontanus
caeruleomontana
caeruleomontanum
from the Blue Mountains, Oregon, US
caeruleuscaeruleadjdark-colored, dark blue, cerulean, azure, sea-colored, sea-green
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
montanusmontanadjof or belonging to the mountains
Draba caeruleomontana Payson & St. John
caeruleopurpureus
caeruleopurpurea
caeruleopurpureum
bluish purple
caeruleuscaeruleadjdark-colored, dark blue, cerulean, azure, sea-colored, sea-green
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
purpureuspurpureadjpurple colored
caeruleoracemosus
caeruleoracemosa
caeruleoracemosum
with blue racemes
caeruleuscaeruleadjdark-colored, dark blue, cerulean, azure, sea-colored, sea-green
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
racemusracemnoun/mthe stalk of or a cluster of a bunch of grapes
osusosadjadjective suffix for nouns: plenitude or notable development
Passiflora x caeruleoracemosa Sabine
caeruleus
caerulea
caeruleum
blue
caeruleuscaeruleadjdark-colored, dark blue, cerulean, azure, sea-colored, sea-green
Aquilegia caerulea James
Allium caeruleum Pall.
Lupinus caeruleus Heller
caesariatus
caesariata
caesariatum
hairy or long haired
caesariatuscaesariatadjwith long hair; covered with hair
Crataegus caesariata Sarg.
caesiellus
caesiella
caesiellum
somewhat blue-gray
caesiuscaesiadjbluish gray, as in eyes
elluselladjadjective suffix for adjective: diminutive
Graphis caesiella Vainio
Leptogium caesiellum Tuck.
caesifolius
caesifolia
caesifolium
blue-gray leaves
caesiuscaesiadjbluish gray, as in eyes
foliusfoliadjfolium
leaf
Elymus caesifolius A. Love
caesiiglaucus
caesiiglauca
caesiiglaucum
bluish gray glaucescence
caesiuscaesiadjbluish gray, as in eyes
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
glaucusglaucadjγλαυκοϛ
bright, sparkling, gleaming; grayish, bluish-green (for plants, a white bloom on a leaf giving a gray-green appearance)
Acaena caesiiglauca (Bitter) Bergmans
caesioalbus
caesioalba
caesioalbum
bluish-grayish white
caesiuscaesiadjbluish gray, as in eyes
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
albusalbadjwhite, dead white; pale; bright
Lepraria caesioalba (de Lesd.) J. R. Laundon
caesiocinereus
caesiocinerea
caesiocinereum
ashen bluish-gray
caesiuscaesiadjbluish gray, as in eyes
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
cinereuscinereadjlike ashes, ash colored
Aspicilia caesiocinerea (Nyl. ex Malbr.) Arnold
caesiocoronatus
caesiocoronata
caesiocoronatum
with a bluish-gray crown
caesiuscaesiadjbluish gray, as in eyes
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
coronacoronnoun/fκορωνη
wreath, garland, crown
atusatadjadjectival suffix for nouns: possessive of or likeness of something (with, shaped, made)/ for verb participles: a completed action, -ed
Lecidea caesiocoronata Lowe
caesiofuscus
caesiofusca
caesiofuscum
dark bluish-gray
caesiuscaesiadjbluish gray, as in eyes
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
fuscusfuscadjdark, dusky, swarthy
Acarospora caesiofusca (Mull. Arg.) H. Magn.
caesiopruinosus
caesiopruinosa
caesiopruinosum
frosted with a bluish gray
caesiuscaesiadjbluish gray, as in eyes
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
pruinosuspruinosadjfrosted
Aspicilia caesiopruinosa (H. Magn.) J. W. Thomson
caesiorubellus
caesiorubella
caesiorubellum
bluish-gray and reddish
caesiuscaesiadjbluish gray, as in eyes
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
rubellusrubelladjreddish
Lecanora caesiorubella Ach.
caesiorufellus
caesiorufella
caesiorufellum
greyish blue and somewhat reddish
caesiuscaesiadjbluish gray, as in eyes
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
rufusrufadjreddish
elluselladjadjective suffix for adjective: diminutive
Caloplaca caesiorufella (Nyl.) Zahlbr.
caesiorufus
caesiorufa
caesiorufum
greyish blue and reddish
caesiuscaesiadjbluish gray, as in eyes
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
rufusrufadjreddish
Caloplaca caesiorufa (Wibel) Flagey
caesiosulphureus
caesiosulphurea
caesiosulphureum
bluish-gray and yellow
caesiuscaesiadjbluish gray, as in eyes
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
sulphureussulphureadjsulpherous (also sulfureus)
Lecanora caesiosulphurea Vainio
caesius
caesia
caesium
bluish gray
caesiuscaesiadjbluish gray, as in eyes
Solidago caesia L.
Allium caesium Schrenk
Calamus caesius Blume
caespiticius
caespiticia
caespiticium
growing like sod
caespiticiuscaespiticiadjmade of sod, turf
Cladonia caespiticia (Pers.) Florke
Bryum caespiticium Hedw.
caespitosus
caespitosa
caespitosum
tufted, caespitose
caespescaespitnoun/ma turf, sod; field
osusosadjadjective suffix for nouns: plenitude or notable development
Calandrinia caespitosa Gill
Eriogonum caespitosum Nutt.
Erigeron caespitosus Nutt.
caffer
caffra
caffrum
of So. Africa
caffercaffradjkafir
Arabic
unbeliever, pagan
Encephalartos caffer (Thunb.) Lehm.
Aberia caffra Hook. f. & Harvey
Combretum caffrum (Eckl. & Zeyh.) Kuntze
caffri
caffrorum
of So. Africa
caffercaffradjkafir
Arabic
unbeliever, pagan
Panicum caffrorum Retz.
cainito
cainito
star apple
cainitocainitonounWest Indian
apple
Chrysophyllum cainito L.
cairicus
cairica
cairicum
from Cairo, Egypt
cairocairnounCairo
English
Anglicized version of Arabic: al-Q‚hirah, city on the north Nile near the beginning of the delta on the Mediterranean Sea
icusicadj-ικοϛ
adjective suffix for nouns: belonging to, from, of
Ipomoea cairica (L.) Sweet
Convolvulus cairicus L.
cajan
cajan
pigeon tea
cajancajannounMalay
katjang: pigeon tea
Cajan cajan (L.) Huth
cajanifolius
cajanifolia
cajanifolium
leaves like pigeon tea
cajancajannounMalay
katjang: pigeon tea
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
foliusfoliadjfolium
leaf
Crotalaria cajanifolia Kunth
Desmodium cajanifolium (Kunth) DC.
cajanoides
cajanoides
cajanoides
like pigeon tea
cajancajannounMalay
katjang: pigeon tea
oidesoidadj-οειδεϛ
adjective suffix for nouns: like, resemble
Eriosema cajanoides (Guill. & Perr.) Hook. f.