Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

ceraceus - chartaceus

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Meaning

ceraceus
ceracea
ceraceum
waxy
ceracernoun/fwax
aceusaceadjadjective suffix for nouns: resembles, of..., ...like, mixture using, fragrance of; borrowed from nouns declined like ...ax, ...acis + eus
ceramicus
ceramica
ceramicum
of pottery
ceramosceramnoun/mκεραμοϛ
potter's clay
icusicadj-ικοϛ
adjective suffix for nouns: belonging to, from, of
Rhopaloblaste ceramica (Miq.) Burret
Astragalus ceramicus Sheldon
cerasiformis
cerasiformis
cerasiforme
cherry shaped
cerasuscerasnoun/fκερασοϛ
a cherry
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...
Oemleria cerasiformis (Torr. & A.Gray) Greene
cerasinus
cerasina
cerasinum
cherry colored
cerasuscerasnoun/fκερασοϛ
a cherry
inusinadjadjective suffix for nouns: belonging to or resembling
Rhododendron cerasinum Tagg
ceratocaulis
ceratocaulis
ceratocaule
stalk like a horn
cerasceratnoun/nκεραϛ, ατοϛ
horn, antlers
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
cauliscauladj/ καυλοϛ
stem of a plant; usual spelling was colis or coles
cerebriformis
cerebriformis
cerebriforme
shaped like a brain
cerebrumcerebrnoun/nthe brain
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...
Psora cerebriformis W. A. Weber
cerefolius
cerefolia
cerefolium
wax leaved
cereuscereadjwaxen, of honey-comb
foliusfoliadjfolium
leaf
Anthriscus cerefolium (L.) Hoffmann
cereus
cerea
cereum
waxen
cereuscereadjwaxen, of honey-comb
Polystachya cerea Lindl.
Ribes cereum Dougl.
cerifer
cerifera
ceriferum
wax bearing
ceracernoun/fwax
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
ferferaparfero
to bear, carry, bring
Benincasa cerifera Savi
cerinus
cerina
cerinum
wax like
ceracernoun/fwax
inusinadjadjective suffix for nouns: belonging to or resembling
Caloplaca cerina (Ehrh.) Th. Fr.
Encephalartos cerinus Lavranos & D. L. Goode
cernuus
cernua
cernuum
nodding
cernuuscernuadjinclining the head, stooping
Bidens cernua L.
Allium cernuum Roth
Saururus cernuus L.
cerussatus
cerussata
cerussatum
plaster or white-lead colored
cerussatuscerussatadjcolored with white lead
Astragalus cerussatus Sheldon
cervicarius
cervicaria
cervicarium
with a neck
cervixcervicnoun/fneck, nape
ariusariadjadjective suffix for nouns or numbers: connected to or possessed by
Campanula cervicaria L.
cervicolor
cervicolores
deer colored, brownish yellow
cervuscervnoun/mstag, deer
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
colorcolornouncolor
cervineus
cervinea
cervineum
deer colored, brownish yellow
cervuscervnoun/mstag, deer
ineusineadjadjective suffix for nouns: composition, color, resembling
-ινηοϛ
adjective suffix: composition, color
cervinus
cervina
cervinum
deer colored, brownish yellow
cervuscervnoun/mstag, deer
inusinadjadjective suffix for nouns: belonging to or resembling
Acarospora cervina Massal.
Erigeron cervinus Greene
chaetomallus
chaetomalla
chaetomallum
flowing hair
chaetechaetnoun/fχαιτη, ηϛ
long, loose, or flowing hair
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
mallosmallnoun/mμαλλοϛ
flock of wool, fleece
usadjLatinizing suffix
Rhododendron chaetomallum Balf. f. & Forrest
chalcedonicus
chalcedonica
chalcedonicum
of Chalcedon (Kadikoy, Turkey)
chalcedonchalcedonnoun/fChalcedon
Χαλκηδων
Chalcedon on the Bosporus opposite Byzantium (Kadikoy, Turkey)
icusicadj-ικοϛ
adjective suffix for nouns: belonging to, from, of
Lychnis chalcedonica L.
Lilium chalcedonicum L.
chalybeus
chalybea
chalybeum
steel colored
chalypschalybnoun/mχαλυψ, υβοϛ
someone of the Chalybes, a peoples in Pontus, known for making steel; steel, hardened iron
euseadj-εοϛ
adjective suffix for nouns: belonging to, from, of
chamaebuxus
chamaebuxi
dwarf boxwood
chamaechamaeprechamai
χαμαι
on the ground
buxusbuxnoun/fπυξοϛ
box tree, boxwood
Polygala chamaebuxus L.
chamaedryfolius
chamaedryfolia
chamaedryfolium
leaves like chamaedrys
chamaedryschamaedrynoun/fχαμαιδρυϛ
germander: Teucrium chamaedrys; literally: dwarf oak
foliusfoliadjfolium
leaf
Acalypha chamaedryfolia (Lam.) Muell.-Arg.
chamaedryoides
chamaedryoides
chamaedryoides
like chamaedrys
chamaedryschamaedrynoun/fχαμαιδρυϛ
germander: Teucrium chamaedrys; literally: dwarf oak
oidesoidadj-οειδεϛ
adjective suffix for nouns: like, resemble
Urtica chamaedryoides Pursh
chamaedrys
chamaedryes
germander
chamaedryschamaedrynoun/fχαμαιδρυϛ
germander: Teucrium chamaedrys; literally: dwarf oak
Teucrium chamaedrys L.
chamaeiris
chamaeirides
dwarf iris
chamaechamaeprechamai
χαμαι
on the ground
irisiridnoun/fιριϛ, ιδοϛ
iris; rainbow; female messenger, announcer of the gods
Iris chamaeiris Bertol.
chamaepitys
chamaepitys
dwarf pine
chamaechamaeprechamai
χαμαι
on the ground
pityspitysnoun/fπιτυϛ
a pine tree
Ajuga chamaepitys Schreb.
charitopes
charitopedes
graceful stalk
charischaritadjχαριϛ
joy; grace; kindness; beauty
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
pespednoun/mfoot; claw
Rhododendron charitopes Balf. f. & Farrer
chartaceus
chartacea
chartaceum
papery
chartachartnoun/fpaper, papyrus
aceusaceadjadjective suffix for nouns: resembles, of..., ...like, mixture using, fragrance of; borrowed from nouns declined like ...ax, ...acis + eus
Cyrtandra chartacea St. John & Storey
Polemonium chartaceum Mason