Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

cauda-felina - cephalotes

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Epithet

Definition

Derivation

Stem

Type/
Gender

Meaning

cauda-felina
caudae-felinae
cat's tail
caudacaudnoun/ftail
--cnct
felinusfelinadjof or belonging to cats
Spathodea cauda-felina Hance
cauda-felis
caudae-felium
cat tail
caudacaudnoun/ftail
--cnct
generative of felisfelnoun/ffeles
L (also felis)
a cat
caudatus
caudata
caudatum
with tail
caudacaudnoun/ftail
atusatadjadjectival suffix for nouns: possessive of or likeness of something (with, shaped, made)/ for verb participles: a completed action, -ed
Rosa caudata Baker
Asarum caudatum Lindl.
Amaranthus caudatus L.
caudiger
caudigera
caudigerum
tail bearing
caudacaudnoun/ftail
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
gergerapargero
to carry, bear, wear
Asarum caudigerum Hance
caulescens
caulescens
caulescens
not fully with stem
cauloscaulnoun/mκαυλοϛ
stem of a plant
escensescentadjadjective suffix for nouns or adjectives: becoming like, incomplete resemblance -ish
Mitella caulescens Nutt.
caulialatus
caulialata
caulialatum
with winged stem
cauloscaulnoun/mκαυλοϛ
stem of a plant
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
alatusalatadjfurnished with wings, winged
Aciotis caulialata Triana
cauliflorus
cauliflora
cauliflorum
flower on the stem
cauliscaulnoun/mκαυλοϛ
stem of a plant; usual spelling was colis or coles
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
florusflorpparfloreo
to bloom, to flower
Eugenia cauliflora DC.
Pittosporum cauliflorum Mann
Rubus cauliflorus Bailey
caulorapus
caulorapa
caulorapum
stem like a turnip
cauloscaulnoun/mκαυλοϛ
stem of a plant
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
rapumrapnoun/nthe turnip
usadjLatinizing suffix
Brassica caulorapa (DC.) Pasq.
caurinus
caurina
caurinum
of the north-west
caurinuscaurinadjof the north-west wind
Listera caurina Piper
Trifolium caurinum Piper
causticus
caustica
causticum
burning caustic
causticuscausticadjburning, caustic
Cissus caustica Tussac
cauticolus
cauticola
cauticolum
growing on cliffs
cautescautnoun/frough sharp rock, crag
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
coluscoladjincola
dweller, inhabitant -> -cola/-colus suffix
Sedum cauticola Praeger
Sedum cauticolum Praeger
cavus
cava
cavum
concave
cavuscavadjconcave, hollow, excavated
Corydalis cava (L.) Schweigg. & Korte
cedri
cedrorum
of the cedar(s)
generative of cedruscedrnoun/fκεδροϛ
the cedar, Juniperus oxycedrus
Rubus cedrorum Kotschy ex Boiss.
celsissimus
celsissima
celsissimum
highest
superlative of celsuscelsadjraised, elevated, lifted, high, lofty
issimusissimadjsuperlative suffix; most so, to the greatest degree; most-, -est (e.g. largest, prettiest, whitest)
Buckinghamia celsissima F. Muell.
celsus
celsa
celsum
high
celsuscelsadjraised, elevated, lifted, high, lofty
Dryopteris celsa (Wm.Palmer) Knowlt., Palmer & Pollard ex Small
celtibericus
celtiberica
celtibericum
from Castille & Leon area of Spain
celtibericusceltibericadjκελτιβηρεϛ
a region, with a people made of a blending of Celts and Iberians, between the sources of the Tajo & Elbro rivers in present day Castille & Leon (northeast-central), Spain
centifolius
centifolia
centifolium
100 leaves
centumcentadj100
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
foliusfoliadjfolium
leaf
Rosa centifolia L.
Lilium centifolium Stapf ex Elwes
cepa
cepae
onion
cepacepnoun/fcaepa
an onion
Allium cepa L.
cepaea
cepaeae
onion like
cepaeacepaenoun/fκηπαια
a Portulaca type plant; Sedum cepaea
cephalanthus
cephalantha
cephalanthum
flowering head
cephalecephalnoun/fκεφαλη
head; front; end, point; source, top; chief person
anthosanthnoun/nανϑοϛ
flower
usadjLatinizing suffix
Carex cephalantha (Bailey) Bickn.
Rhododendron cephalanthum Franch.
Cyperus cephalanthus Torr. & Hook.
cephalotes
cephalotes
headed
cephalecephalnoun/fκεφαλη
head; front; end, point; source, top; chief person
otesotnoun/f-οτεϛ ?
substantive suffix for adjectives: indicates this is a special feature
Astragalus cephalotes Pall., nom. illeg.