Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

acraeus - actinophyllus

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Epithet

Definition

Derivation

Stem

Type/
Gender

Meaning

acraeus
acraea
acraeum
on high
acraeusacraeadjAcraeus
ακραιοϛ
dwelling on high; a name for Jupiter or Juno whose temples were build on heights
Pelargonium acraeum R. A. Dyer
acranthus
acrantha
acranthum
flowers at apices
acrosacradjακροϛ
extreme, upper, topmost
anthosanthnoun/nανϑοϛ
flower
usadjLatinizing suffix
acridens
acridentes
sharp teeth
aceracradjsharp, irritating, pungent; some spellings, espcially modern, give acris as the masculine instead of acer
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
densdentnoun/mtooth
Rubus acridens Bailey
acridentatus
acridentata
acridentatum
sharp toothed
aceracradjsharp, irritating, pungent; some spellings, espcially modern, give acris as the masculine instead of acer
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
densdentnoun/mtooth
atusatadjadjectival suffix for nouns: possessive of or likeness of something (with, shaped, made)/ for verb participles: a completed action, -ed
acrior
acrior
acrius
sharper
comparative of aceracradjsharp, irritating, pungent; some spellings, espcially modern, give acris as the masculine instead of acer
ioradjcomparative suffix; more so, to a greater degree; more-, -er (e.g. larger, prettier, whiter)
acris
acris
acre
sharp, pungent
acrisacradjacer
sharp, irritating, pungent; some spellings, espcially modern, give acris as the masculine instead of acer
Erigeron acris L.
acrisepalus
acrisepala
acrisepalum
sharp sepal
aceracradjsharp, irritating, pungent; some spellings, espcially modern, give acris as the masculine instead of acer
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
sepalumsepalnoun/nMod L
sepal; = Gk skepe (covering) + petalum (petal) (coined in 1790 by H. J. de Necker)
skepe
σκεπη
covering; shelter, protection
petalum
πεταλον
Mod L
petal (Gk: leaf, tablet)
usadjLatinizing suffix
acroanthus
acroantha
acroanthum
flower at the tip
acrosacradjακροϛ
extreme, upper, topmost
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
anthosanthnoun/nανϑοϛ
flower
usadjLatinizing suffix
Panicum acroanthum Steud.
acrobracteatus
acrobracteata
acrobracteatum
with bracts at the tip
acrosacradjακροϛ
extreme, upper, topmost
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
bracteabractenoun/fthin plate of metal, gold-leaf
atusatadjadjectival suffix for nouns: possessive of or likeness of something (with, shaped, made)/ for verb participles: a completed action, -ed
Vaccinium acrobracteatum K. Schum.
acrocarpus
acrocarpa
acrocarpum
seed at the tip
acrosacradjακροϛ
extreme, upper, topmost
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
carposcarpnoun/mκαρποϛ
fruit
usadjLatinizing suffix
Serruria acrocarpa R. Br.
acroconus
acrocona
acroconum
terminal cones
acrosacradjακροϛ
extreme, upper, topmost
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
conusconnoun/mκωνοϛ
cone
usadjLatinizing suffix
acrocyaneus
acrocyanea
acrocyaneum
blue at the tip
acrosacradjακροϛ
extreme, upper, topmost
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
cyaneuscyaneadjκυανεοϛ
dark blue
Lecidea acrocyanea (Th. Fr.) H. Magn.
acrodontus
acrodonta
acrodontum
toothed at the tip
acrosacradjακροϛ
extreme, upper, topmost
odonodontnoun/mοδων, οντοϛ
Ion
a tooth
usadjLatinizing suffix
Quercus acrodonta Seemen
acroglossus
acroglossa
acroglossum
tongues at the end
acrosacradjακροϛ
extreme, upper, topmost
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
Solanum acroglossum Juz.
acrolasius
acrolasia
acrolasium
hairy at the end
acrosacradjακροϛ
extreme, upper, topmost
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
lasioslasiadjλαιοϛ
shaggy, wooly, hairy
usadjLatinizing suffix
acroleucus
acroleuca
acroleucum
white tips
acrosacradjακροϛ
extreme, upper, topmost
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
leucosleucadjλευκοϛ
bright, brilliant, clear; white, pale
usadjLatinizing suffix
Poa acroleuca Steud.
acrophaeus
acrophaea
acrophaeum
gray at the end
acrosacradjακροϛ
extreme, upper, topmost
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
phaeosphaeadjphaios
φαιοϛ
dusky, gray
usadjLatinizing suffix
Graphina acrophaea Mull. Arg.
acroscopicus
acroscopica
acroscopicum
thin branches at the top
acrosacradjακροϛ
extreme, upper, topmost
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
scopascopnoun/fthin branch; Chenopodium scoparia; pl. (scopae) a broom
icusicadj-ικοϛ
adjective suffix for nouns: belonging to, from, of
Solanum acroscopicum Ochoa
acrostichoides
acrostichoides
acrostichoides
like the genus Acrostichum
acrosacradjακροϛ
extreme, upper, topmost
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
stixstichnoun/fστιξ
a row, line, rank
oidesoidadj-οειδεϛ
adjective suffix for nouns: like, resemble
Cryptogramma acrostichoides R.Br.
acrotrichis
acrotrichis
acrotriche
hairy ends
acrosacradjακροϛ
extreme, upper, topmost
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
isadjadjectival suffix
Dasylirion acrotriche (Schiede) Zucc.
acrotrichus
acrotricha
acrotrichum
hairy ends
acrosacradjακροϛ
extreme, upper, topmost
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
usadjLatinizing suffix
Eriochloa acrotricha (Steud.) Hack.
Helopus acrotrichus Steud.
actaeifolius
actaeifolia
actaeifolium
Actaea leaved
actaeaactaenoun/fPliny: a strong-scented plant; Linnaeus: Actaea spicata
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
foliusfoliadjfolium
leaf
Coelopleurum actaeifolium (Michx.) Coult. & Rose
actinacanthus
actinacantha
actinacanthum
with radiating spines
actisactinnoun/fακτιϛ, ινοϛ
ray, beam, light (usually plural: aktin)
acanthaacanthnoun/fακανϑα
thorn, thistle
usadjLatinizing suffix
Berberis actinacantha C. Mart. ex Schult. & Schult. f.
actinopetalus
actinopetala
actinopetalum
radiating petals
actisactinnoun/fακτιϛ, ινοϛ
ray, beam, light (usually plural: aktin)
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
petalumpetalnoun/nπεταλον
Mod L
petal (Gk: leaf, tablet)
usadjLatinizing suffix
Dianthus actinopetalus Fenzl
actinophyllus
actinophylla
actinophyllum
radiating leaves
actisactinnoun/fακτιϛ, ινοϛ
ray, beam, light (usually plural: aktin)
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
Brassaia actinophylla Endl.