Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

caperatus - caput-medusae

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Meaning

caperatus
caperata
caperatum
wrinkled
caperatuscaperatpparcapero
to be wrinkled
Flavoparmelia caperata (L.) Hale
capillaceus
capillacea
capillaceum
hair like
capilluscapillnoun/mthe hair
aceusaceadjadjective suffix for nouns: resembles, of..., ...like, mixture using, fragrance of; borrowed from nouns declined like ...ax, ...acis + eus
Dichelyma capillaceum (With.) Myr.
Convolvulus capillaceus Kunth
capillaris
capillaris
capillare
hair like
capilluscapillnoun/mthe hair
arisaradjalis
adjective suffix for nouns: of or pertaining to
Bryum capillare Hedw.
Arenaria capillaris Poir.
capillatus
capillata
capillatum
hairy
capillatuscapillatadjwith hair, hairy
Stipa capillata L.
capillifolius
capillifolia
capillifolium
hairy leaved
capilluscapillnoun/mthe hair
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
foliusfoliadjfolium
leaf
Meriolix capillifolia (Scheele) Small
Arthrostylidium capillifolium Griseb.
Daucus capillifolius Gilli
capilliformis
capilliformis
capilliforme
thread like
capilluscapillnoun/mthe hair
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...
Rhipsalis capilliformis F. A. C. Weber
capillipes
capillipedes
slender stalked
capilluscapillnoun/mthe hair
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
pespednoun/mfoot; claw
Andropogon capillipes Nash
capillus-junonis
capilli-junonum
Juno's hair
capilluscapillnoun/mthe hair
--cnct
generative of junojunonnoun/fJuno
daughter of Saturn, wife & sister of Jupiter, founder of marriage
capillus-veneris
capilli-venerum
Venus's hair
capilluscapillnoun/mthe hair
--cnct
generative of venusvenernoun/fVenus
Venus, goddess of love
Adiantum capillus-veneris L.
capitatus
capitata
capitatum
with a head
caputcapitnoun/nhead
atusatadjadjectival suffix for nouns: possessive of or likeness of something (with, shaped, made)/ for verb participles: a completed action, -ed
Sphaeromeria capitata Nutt.
Erysimum capitatum (Dougl. ex Hook.) Greene
Physocarpus capitatus (Pursh) Kuntze
capitellatus
capitellata
capitellatum
with small head
caputcapitnoun/nhead
ellumellnoun/nellus
substantive suffix for 1st & 2nd declension nouns: diminutive
atusatadjadjectival suffix for nouns: possessive of or likeness of something (with, shaped, made)/ for verb participles: a completed action, -ed
Rhynchospora capitellata (Michx.) Vahl
capitulatus
capitulata
capitulatum
with little head
capitulumcapitulnoun/nlittle head
atusatadjadjectival suffix for nouns: possessive of or likeness of something (with, shaped, made)/ for verb participles: a completed action, -ed
Curculigo capitulata (Lour.) Kuntze
Leucojum capitulatum Lour.
capnodes
capnodes
capnodes
smoke colored
capnoscapnnoun/mκαπνοϛ
smoke
odesodadjoides
-οειδεϛ
adjective suffix for nouns: like, resemble
capnoides
capnoides
capnoides
smoke colored
capnoscapnnoun/mκαπνοϛ
smoke
oidesoidadj-οειδεϛ
adjective suffix for nouns: like, resemble
Corydalis capnoides (L.) Pers.
cappadocicus
cappadocica
cappadocicum
of Cappadocia, west central Turkey
cappadoxcappadocadjCappadox
of Cappadocia
icusicadj-ικοϛ
adjective suffix for nouns: belonging to, from, of
Vicia cappadocica Boiss. & Balansa
Acer cappadocicum Gled.
Bromus cappadocicus Boiss. & Balansa
capparinus
capparina
capparinum
brown-green
cappariscapparnoun/fthe caper bush; the caper
inusinadjadjective suffix for nouns: belonging to or resembling
capreolatus
capreolata
capreolatum
having tendrils
capreoluscapreolnoun/mprop, support; tendril
atusatadjadjectival suffix for nouns: possessive of or likeness of something (with, shaped, made)/ for verb participles: a completed action, -ed
Bignonia capreolata L.
capricornis
capricornes
capricorne
like goats' horn
capercaprnoun/mhe-goat
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
corniscornadj/ cornu
horn, antler
is
adjectival suffix
Astrophytum capricorne (A. Dietr.) Britton & Rose
Echinocactus capricornis A. Dietr.
capsicastrum
capsicastra
Capsicum (pepper) like
capsicumcapsicnoun/ncapto
καπτο ?
pepper ?
astrumastrnoun/naster
substantive suffix for nouns or adjectives: inferiority or partial resemblance, wild, diminutive
Solanum capsicastrum Link ex Schauer
capsularis
capsularis
capsulare
with capsules
capsulacapsulnoun/fsmall box
arisaradjalis
adjective suffix for nouns: of or pertaining to
Corchorus capsularis L.
caput-avis
capites-aves
bird's head
caputcapitnoun/nhead
--cnct
avisavnoun/fbird; omen
caput-galli
capites-gallorum
cock's head
caputcapitnoun/nhead
--cnct
generative of gallusgallnoun/mcock, rooster
Onobrychis caput-galli (L.) Lam.
caput-medusae
capites-medusarum
Medusa's head
caputcapitnoun/nhead
--cnct
generative of medusamedusnoun/fMedusa
Μεδουσα
mythical woman whose blond hair was turned to snakes and whose stare turn objects to stone, was slain by Perseus
Elymus caput-medusae L.