Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

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calaber
calabra
calabrum
Calabria, Italy
calabercalabradjCalaber
of Calabria, Calabrian; the country in lower Italy from Tarentum to the promontory Japygium (Terra d'Oranto)
calabricus
calabrica
calabricum
Calabria, Italy
calabercalabradjCalaber
of Calabria, Calabrian; the country in lower Italy from Tarentum to the promontory Japygium (Terra d'Oranto)
icusicadj-ικοϛ
adjective suffix for nouns: belonging to, from, of
Putoria calabrica (L. f.) Pers.
calamagrostis
calamagrosteis
reed grass
calamuscalamnoun/mκαλαμοϛ
reed, cane
agrostisagrostnoun/fαγρωστιϛ
field grass eaten by mules, variously ascribed to Triticum repens and Cynodon dactylon
Achnatherum calamagrostis (L.) P. Beauv.
calamifolius
calamifolia
calamifolium
reedlike leaves
calamuscalamnoun/mκαλαμοϛ
reed, cane
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
foliusfoliadjfolium
leaf
Acacia calamifolia Sweet ex Lindl.
calamiformis
calamiformis
calamiforme
reedlike
calamuscalamnoun/mκαλαμοϛ
reed, cane
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...
Cylindrophyllum calamiforme (L.) Schwantes
calamus
calami
reed
calamuscalamnoun/mκαλαμοϛ
reed, cane
Acorus calamus L.
calathiformis
calathiformis
calathiforme
bowl shaped
calathuscalathnoun/mκαλαϑοϛ
a basket, bowl
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...
calcaratus
calcarata
calcaratum
with a spur
calcarcalcarnoun/nspur
atusatadjadjectival suffix for nouns: possessive of or likeness of something (with, shaped, made)/ for verb participles: a completed action, -ed
Eltroplectris calcarata (Hook. f.) Garay & Sweet
Disporum calcaratum D. Don
Phaseolus calcaratus Roxb.
calcareus
calcarea
calcareum
chalky
calcareuscalcareadjcalcarius
of or pertaining to limestone, in the late 18th century the spelling was erroniously altered to calcareus which would mean spurred
Pentzia calcarea Kies
Brachythecium calcareum Kindb.
Cnicus calcareus M.E. Jones
calcaricus
calcarica
calcaricum
of spurs
calcarcalcarnoun/nspur
icusicadj-ικοϛ
adjective suffix for nouns: belonging to, from, of
Talinum calcaricum Ware
calcariicola
calcariicolae
living in calcareous rocks or soil, incorrectly spelled as calcariaecola
calcariacalcarinoun/fa lime kiln or quary
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
colacolnoun/fincola
dweller, inhabitant -> -cola/-colus suffix
Buellia calcariaecola de Lesd.
calceiformis
calceiformis
calceiforme
slipper shaped
calceuscalcenoun/ma shoe
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...
calceolatus
calceolata
calceolatum
slipper shaped
calceoluscalceolnoun/msmall shoe (diminutive)
atusatadjadjectival suffix for nouns: possessive of or likeness of something (with, shaped, made)/ for verb participles: a completed action, -ed
calceoliformis
calceoliformis
calceoliforme
shaped like a shoe
calceoluscalceolnoun/msmall shoe (diminutive)
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...
Suaeda calceoliformis (Hook.) Moq.
calceolus
calceoli
small shoe
calceoluscalceolnoun/msmall shoe (diminutive)
Cypripedium calceolus L.
calcicola
calcicolae
dweller on limestone
calxcalcnoun/fχαλιξ, ικοϛ
stone gaming counter; limestone; a goal
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
colacolnoun/fincola
dweller, inhabitant -> -cola/-colus suffix
Opuntia calcicola Wherry
calcicultrix
calcicultrices
she who lives in the stones
calxcalcnoun/fχαλιξ, ικοϛ
stone gaming counter; limestone; a goal
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
cultrixcultricnoun/fa female inhabitant, worshiper, laborer or caretaker
Eucalyptus calcicultrix F. Muell.
calcigenus
calcigena
calcigenum
from the limestone
calxcalcnoun/fχαλιξ, ικοϛ
stone gaming counter; limestone; a goal
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
genusgenadj/ in botanical Latin: born or originating in a place or condition
Rinodina calcigena (Th. Fr.) Lynge
calciphilus
calciphila
calciphilum
limestone loving
calxcalcnoun/fχαλιξ, ικοϛ
stone gaming counter; limestone; a goal
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
philusphiladjphilos
φιλοσ, ε, ον
loved; loving, friendly, fond
us
Latinizing suffix
Rhododendron calciphilum Hutch. & Kingdon-Ward
calcisabuli
calcisabulorum
growing in calcaerous sands, screes, etc
calxcalcnoun/fχαλιξ, ικοϛ
stone gaming counter; limestone; a goal
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
generative of sabulumsabulnoun/ncoarse gravel or sand; also sabulo
Tetramolopium calcisabulorum (St. John) St. John
Luteidiscus calcisabulorus St. John
calcivorus
calcivora
calcivorum
consuming limestone
calxcalcnoun/fχαλιξ, ικοϛ
stone gaming counter; limestone; a goal
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
vorusvoradjvoro
to devour, swallow whole; destroy
Lecidea calcivora (Ehrh.) Nyl.
calculiformis
calculiformis
calculiforme
shaped like a pebble
calculuscalculnoun/ma small pebble or stone
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...
Mobergia calculiformis (W. A. Weber) H. Mayrh. & Sheard
calculus
calculi
like a small stone
calculuscalculnoun/ma small pebble or stone
Conophytum calculus (A. Berger) N. E. Br.
calendula
calendulae
long lived
calendaecalendnoun/fKalendae
the first day of the month on which interest was usually paid (plural only), hence something (seemingly) lasting forever
ulaulnoun/fulus
dimutive substantive suffix for 1st & 2nd declension nouns
Arctotheca calendula (L.) Levyns
calendulaceus
calendulacea
calendulaceum
like the genus Calendula
calendaecalendnoun/fKalendae
the first day of the month on which interest was usually paid (plural only), hence something (seemingly) lasting forever
ulaulnoun/fulus
dimutive substantive suffix for 1st & 2nd declension nouns
aceusaceadjadjective suffix for nouns: resembles, of..., ...like, mixture using, fragrance of; borrowed from nouns declined like ...ax, ...acis + eus
Azalea calendulacea Michx.
Rhododendron calendulaceum (Michx.) Torr.
Oligocarpus calendulaceus (L. f.) Less.
calendulinus
calendulina
calendulinum
like the genus Calenula (yellow to orange)
calendaecalendnoun/fKalendae
the first day of the month on which interest was usually paid (plural only), hence something (seemingly) lasting forever
ulaulnoun/fulus
dimutive substantive suffix for 1st & 2nd declension nouns
inusinadjadjective suffix for nouns: belonging to or resembling
calicaris
calicaris
calicare
cup shaped
calixcalicnoun/mκυλιξ, ικοϛ
a cup
arisaradjalis
adjective suffix for nouns: of or pertaining to
Ramalina calicaris (L.) Fr.
caliciformis
caliciformis
caliciforme
cup shaped
calixcalicnoun/mκυλιξ, ικοϛ
a cup
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...
Cyphelium caliciforme (Flotow) Zahlbr.
caliciglabratus
caliciglabrata
caliciglabratum
with glabrous cups
calixcalicnoun/mκυλιξ, ικοϛ
a cup
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
glaberglabradjhairless, smooth, bald
atusatadjadjectival suffix for nouns: possessive of or likeness of something (with, shaped, made)/ for verb participles: a completed action, -ed
Crataegus caliciglabrata Schuette
caliginis
caliginium
of the mists
generative of caliginocaliginnoun/fmist, fog; darkness; blindness
Argyroxiphium caliginis Forbes
callianthemus
callianthema
callianthemum
beautifully flowered
callicallipre/ callos
καλλοϛ
beauty
anthemonanthemnoun/nανϑεμον
flower
usadjLatinizing suffix
Erigeron callianthemus Greene
callianthus
calliantha
callianthum
beautifully flowered
callicallipre/ callos
καλλοϛ
beauty
anthosanthnoun/nανϑοϛ
flower
usadjLatinizing suffix
Primula calliantha Franch.
Gladiolus callianthus Marais, nom. illeg.
callibotrys
callibotryes
beautiful grape
callicallipre/ callos
καλλοϛ
beauty
botrysbotrynoun/mβοτρυϛ
grape
Collema callibotrys Tuck.
callicarpaeus
callicarpaea
callicarpaeum
with beautiful fruit
callicallipre/ callos
καλλοϛ
beauty
carposcarpnoun/mκαρποϛ
fruit
aeusaeadj-αεοϛ
adjective suffix for nouns: belonging to, from, of
Salix callicarpaea Trautv.
callicarphus
callicarpha
callicarphum
beautiful dry thing (husk, ripe fruit, etc)
callicallipre/ callos
καλλοϛ
beauty
carphoscarphnoun/nκαρφοϛ, εοϛ
small dry body: stalk, sticks, husks, chaff, wood, ripe fruit
usadjLatinizing suffix
Hulsea callicarpha (Hall) S. Wats. ex Rydb.
callicarpus
callicarpa
callicarpum
beautiful seeded
callicallipre/ callos
καλλοϛ
beauty
carposcarpnoun/mκαρποϛ
fruit
usadjLatinizing suffix
Sambucus callicarpa Greene
calliceras
callicerates
beautiful horns
callicallipre/ callos
καλλοϛ
beauty
cerasceratnoun/nκεραϛ, ατοϛ
horn, antlers
Trigonella calliceras Fisch. ex M. Bieb.
callicomus
callicoma
callicomum
beautifully haired
callicallipre/ callos
καλλοϛ
beauty
comecomnoun/fκομη
hair
hair, foliage
usadjLatinizing suffix
callifolius
callifolia
callifolium
Calla leaved, beautiful leaves
callicallipre/ callos
καλλοϛ
beauty
foliusfoliadjfolium
leaf
Asarum callifolium Small
callilepis
callilepides
beautiful scale
callicallipre/ callos
καλλοϛ
beauty
lepislepidnoun/fλεπιϛ
scale, shell
Antennaria callilepis Greene
callilophus
callilopha
callilophum
beautiful crest
callicallipre/ callos
καλλοϛ
beauty
lophoslophnoun/mλοφοϛ
the back of the neck; crest of a hill or helmet
usadjLatinizing suffix
Iris callilopha Alexander
callimorphus
callimorpha
callimorphum
beautifully shaped
callicallipre/ callos
καλλοϛ
beauty
morphemorphnoun/fμορφη
form, shape, figure, appearance; beauty, grace
usadjLatinizing suffix
Wissadula callimorpha (Hochr.) Hassler
Rhododendron callimorphum Balf. f. & W. W. Sm.
calliphyllus
calliphylla
calliphyllum
beautiful leaves
callicallipre/ callos
καλλοϛ
beauty
phyllonphyllnoun/nφυλλον
leaf; foliage
usadjLatinizing suffix
Panicum calliphyllum Ashe
calliprinos
calliprinoi
beautiful oak
callicallipre/ callos
καλλοϛ
beauty
prinosprinnoun/fπρινοϛ
a tree, variously ascribed to Quercus ilex, Quercus coccifera, Ilex aquifolium
Quercus calliprinos Webb
callispora
callisporai
beautiful seed
callicallipre/ callos
καλλοϛ
beauty
sporaspornoun/fσπορα
the sowing of seeds, seed; offspring
Buellia callispora (C. Knight) Steiner
callistachys
callistachyes
beautiful spike
callicallipre/ callos
καλλοϛ
beauty
stachysstachynoun/mσταχυϛ
spike; ear of corn
Astragalus callistachys Buhse
callistemon
callistemones
beautiful stamen
callicallipre/ callos
καλλοϛ
beauty
stemonstemonnoun/mστημων
L: stamen
warp in loom; thread
callithrix
callitriches
beautiful hair
callicallipre/ callos
καλλοϛ
beauty
thrixtrichnoun/fϑριξ, τριχοϛ
hair, wool, bristle
Astragalus callithrix Barneby
callithyrsus
callithyrsa
callithyrsum
beautiful thyrse (stalks multiply branched)
callicallipre/ callos
καλλοϛ
beauty
thyrsusthyrsnoun/mϑυρσοϛ
the stalk of an umbeliferous plant like fennel; a staff with vines wrapped around it
usadjLatinizing suffix
Echium callithyrsum Webb ex Bolle
callitrichoides
callitrichoides
callitrichoides
like the genus Callitriche, starwaart
callicallipre/ callos
καλλοϛ
beauty
thrixtrichnoun/fϑριξ, τριχοϛ
hair, wool, bristle
oidesoidadj-οειδεϛ
adjective suffix for nouns: like, resemble
Hedyotis callitrichoides (Griseb.) W.H. Lewis
callizonus
callizona
callizonum
beautifully zoned, girdled
callicallipre/ callos
καλλοϛ
beauty
zonezonnoun/nζωνη
girdle, belt
usadjLatinizing suffix
callosus
callosa
callosum
calloused
callosuscallosadjwith a hard skill, thick-skinned, callous
Collinsia callosa Parish
Paphiopedilum callosum (Rchb. f.) Stein
Cucumis callosus (Rottler) Cogn.
calocephalus
calocephala
calocephalum
beautiful head
caloscaladjκαλοϛ
beautiful, lovely, pretty
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
cephalecephalnoun/fκεφαλη
head; front; end, point; source, top; chief person
usadjLatinizing suffix
Scabiosa calocephala Boiss.
Trifolium calocephalum Fresen.
Dianthus calocephalus Boiss.
calocomus
calocoma
calocomum
beautiful hair
caloscaladjκαλοϛ
beautiful, lovely, pretty
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
comecomnoun/fκομη
hair
hair, foliage
usadjLatinizing suffix
Microcycas calocoma (Miq.) A. DC.
caloglossus
caloglossa
caloglossum
beautiful tongue
caloscaladjκαλοϛ
beautiful, lovely, pretty
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
glossaglossnoun/fγλωσσα
the tongue; a language
usadjLatinizing suffix
calomelanus
calomelana
calomelanum
beautifully black
caloscaladjκαλοϛ
beautiful, lovely, pretty
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
melasmelanadjμελαϛ
black, dark
usadjLatinizing suffix
caloneurus
caloneura
caloneurum
beautiful nerved
caloscaladjκαλοϛ
beautiful, lovely, pretty
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
neuronneurnoun/nνευρον
sinew, tendon, nerve
usadjLatinizing suffix
calophlebius
calophlebia
calophlebium
beautiful veins
caloscaladjκαλοϛ
beautiful, lovely, pretty
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
phlepsphlebnoun/fφλεψ
a vein; channel
iusiadj-ιοϛ
adjective suffix for nouns: characteristic of, connected to, resembling, when related to -eus: of..., ...like
calophyllus
calophylla
calophyllum
beautifully leaved
caloscaladjκαλοϛ
beautiful, lovely, pretty
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
Antennaria calophylla Greene
Bryum calophyllum R. Br.
calophytum
calophyta
beautiful plant
caloscaladjκαλοϛ
beautiful, lovely, pretty
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
phytonphytnoun/nφυτον
plant, tree
umnoun/nLatinizing nounal suffix
Rhododendron calophytum Franch.
calopterus
caloptera
calopterum
beautiful wings
caloscaladjκαλοϛ
beautiful, lovely, pretty
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
pteronpternoun/nπτερον
feather, wing
usadjLatinizing suffix
calostrotus
calostrota
calostrotum
beautifully covered
caloscaladjκαλοϛ
beautiful, lovely, pretty
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
strotosstrotadjστρωτοϛ
covered, spread
usadjLatinizing suffix
Rhododendron calostrotum Balf. f. & Kingdon-Ward
calothrix
calotriches
beautiful hair
caloscaladjκαλοϛ
beautiful, lovely, pretty
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
thrixtrichnoun/fϑριξ, τριχοϛ
hair, wool, bristle
caloxanthus
caloxantha
caloxanthum
beautiful yellow
caloscaladjκαλοϛ
beautiful, lovely, pretty
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
xanthosxanthadjξανϑοϛ
yellow, red-yellow
usadjLatinizing suffix
Rhododendron caloxanthum Balf. f. & Farrer
calvescens
calvescens
calvescens
balding, thinning
calvuscalvadjbald, hairless
escensescentadjadjective suffix for nouns or adjectives: becoming like, incomplete resemblance -ish
Solanum calvescens Bitter
calycanthemus
calycanthema
calycanthemum
flowering in the calyx
calyxcalycnoun/fκαλυξ, υκοϛ
husk, covering, calyx
anthemonanthemnoun/nανϑεμον
flower
usadjLatinizing suffix
calyciformis
calyciformis
calyciforme
calyx shaped
calyxcalycnoun/fκαλυξ, υκοϛ
husk, covering, calyx
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...
calycinoides
calycinoides
calycinoides
calycinus like
calyxcalycnoun/fκαλυξ, υκοϛ
husk, covering, calyx
inusinadj-ινοϛ
adjective suffix for nouns: composition, color, resembling, owning
oidesoidadj-οειδεϛ
adjective suffix for nouns: like, resemble
Rubus calycinoides Hayata, nom. illeg.
calycinus
calycina
calycinum
with (notable) calyx
calyxcalycnoun/fκαλυξ, υκοϛ
husk, covering, calyx
inusinadj-ινοϛ
adjective suffix for nouns: composition, color, resembling, owning
Smelowskia calycina (Steph. ex Willd.) C.A.Mey.
Hypericum calycinum L.
Diplacus calycinus Eastw.
calycosus
calycosa
calycosum
remarkable calyx
calyxcalycnoun/fκαλυξ, υκοϛ
husk, covering, calyx
osusosadjadjective suffix for nouns: plenitude or notable development
Gentiana calycosa Griseb.
Centaurium calycosum (Buckl.) Fern.
Astragalus calycosus Torr. ex S.Wats.
calyculatus
calyculata
calyculatum
with little calyx
calyxcalycnoun/fκαλυξ, υκοϛ
husk, covering, calyx
ulaulnoun/fulus
dimutive substantive suffix for 1st & 2nd declension nouns
atusatadjadjectival suffix for nouns: possessive of or likeness of something (with, shaped, made)/ for verb participles: a completed action, -ed
Chamaedaphne calyculata (L.) Moench
Hoplophytum calyculatum E. Morren
calyptratus
calyptrata
calyptratum
cap like
calyptracalyptrnoun/fκαλυπτρα
a woman's veil
atusatadjadjectival suffix for nouns: possessive of or likeness of something (with, shaped, made)/ for verb participles: a completed action, -ed
Podalyria calyptrata (Retz.) Willd.
Hippeastrum calyptratum (Ker Gawl.) Herb.
Coscinodon calyptratus (Hook. in Drumm.) C. Jens. ex Kindb.
calyptriformis
calyptriformis
calyptriforme
cap shaped
calyptracalyptrnoun/fκαλυπτρα
a woman's veil
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...