Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

chlamydeus - chordorhizos

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Epithet

Definition

Derivation

Stem

Type/
Gender

Meaning

chlamydeus
chlamydea
chlamydeum
with a mantle
chlamyschlamydnoun/fχλαμυϛ, υδοϛ
a cloak, mantle
euseadj-εοϛ
adjective suffix for nouns: belonging to, from, of
chloracanthus
chloracantha
chloracanthum
green spikes
chloroschloradjχλοροϛ
pale green, bright green, green, yellow
acanthaacanthnoun/fακανϑα
thorn, thistle
usadjLatinizing suffix
Agave chloracantha Salm-Dyck
chloranthus
chlorantha
chloranthum
green flower
chloroschloradjχλοροϛ
pale green, bright green, green, yellow
anthosanthnoun/nανϑοϛ
flower
usadjLatinizing suffix
Pyrola chlorantha Sw.
Allium chloranthum Boiss.
Echinocereus chloranthus (Engelm.) Haage f.
chlorescens
chlorescens
chlorescens
tinted green
chloroschloradjχλοροϛ
pale green, bright green, green, yellow
escensescentadjadjective suffix for nouns or adjectives: becoming like, incomplete resemblance -ish
chlorifolius
chlorifolia
chlorifolium
light green leaved
chloroschloradjχλοροϛ
pale green, bright green, green, yellow
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
foliusfoliadjfolium
leaf
Flaveria chlorifolia Gray
chlorinus
chlorina
chlorinum
colored green
chloroschloradjχλοροϛ
pale green, bright green, green, yellow
inusinadj-ινοϛ
adjective suffix for nouns: composition, color, resembling, owning
Caloplaca chlorina (Flotow) H. Olivier
chloropetalus
chloropetala
chloropetalum
green petals
chloroschloradjχλοροϛ
pale green, bright green, green, yellow
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
Trillium chloropetalum (Torr.) T.J.Howell
chloroticus
chlorotica
chloroticum
colored green
chloroschloradjχλοροϛ
pale green, bright green, green, yellow
otesotnoun/f-οτεϛ ?
substantive suffix for adjectives: indicates this is a special feature
icusicadj-ικοϛ
adjective suffix for nouns: belonging to, from, of
Castilleja chlorotica Piper
chordatus
chordata
chordatum
corded
chordechordnoun/fχορδη
gut string, sausage
atusatadjadjectival suffix for nouns: possessive of or likeness of something (with, shaped, made)/ for verb participles: a completed action, -ed
chordorhizos
chordorhizos
chordorhizon
stringy roots
chordechordnoun/fχορδη
gut string, sausage
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
rhizarhiznoun/fριζα
root; stem, origin
osadjοϛ
adjectival suffix