Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

clandestinus - cochleatus

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Epithet

Definition

Derivation

Stem

Type/
Gender

Meaning

clandestinus
clandestina
clandestinum
hidden
clandestinusclandestinadjsecret, hidden
Stipa clandestina Hack.
Achnatherum clandestinum (Hack.) Barkworth
Rubus clandestinus Bailey
clarissimus
clarissima
clarissimum
clearest
superlative of clarusclaradjclear, shining, bright,
issimusissimadjsuperlative suffix; most so, to the greatest degree; most-, -est (e.g. largest, prettiest, whitest)
clarus
clara
clarum
clear
clarusclaradjclear, shining, bright,
Solanum clarum Correll
Rubus clarus Bailey
clausus
clausa
clausum
closed
claususclauspparclaudo
to shut, close, stop
Gentiana clausa Raf.
Funastrum clausum (Jacq.) Schlechter
clava-herculis
clavae-herculium
Hercule"s club
clavaclavnoun/fknotty stick; club
--cnct
generative of herculesherculnoun/mHercules
Ηρακληϛ
Son of Jupiter and Alcmena, the god of strength after his deification
Zanthoxylum clava-herculis L.
clavatus
clavata
clavatum
club shaped
clavaclavnoun/fknotty stick; club
atusatadjadjectival suffix for nouns: possessive of or likeness of something (with, shaped, made)/ for verb participles: a completed action, -ed
Opuntia clavata Engelm.
Thalictrum clavatum DC.
Calochortus clavatus S.Wats.
clavellatus
clavellata
clavellatum
shaped like a little club
clavaclavnoun/fknotty stick; club
ellaellnoun/fellus
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
Habenaria clavellata (Michx.) Spreng.
Eriogonum clavellatum Small
claviformis
claviformis
claviforme
club shaped
clavaclavnoun/fknotty stick; club
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...
Camissonia claviformis (Torr. & Frem.) Raven
claviger
clavigera
clavigerum
club bearing
clavaclavnoun/fknotty stick; club
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
gergerapargero
to carry, bear, wear
Aster claviger Burgess
Phytolacca clavigera W. W. Sm.
Anthurium clavigerum Poepp.
clematideus
clematidea
clematideum
Clematis like
clematisclematidnoun/fκληματιϛ, ιδοϛ
a climbing vine; Linnaeus: Vinca minor; Clematis
euseadj-εοϛ
adjective suffix for nouns: belonging to, from, of
Agdestis clematidea Moc. & Sesse ex DC.
clematis
clemates
climbing
clemaclemnoun/nκλημα
vine; branch
atisatnoun/f-ατιϛ
substantive suffix for nouns: diminutive
Mutisia clematis L. f.
clinopodius
clinopodia
clinopodium
like a bed's foot
clineclinnoun/fκλινη
couch, bed
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
podionpodinoun/nποδιον
little foot, from 'pous': foot
usadjLatinizing suffix
Monarda clinopodia L.
Calamintha clinopodium Spenn.
cliva
clivorum
of the hill(s)
generative of clivusclivnoun/mL.
a gentle slope; hill
clypeatus
clypeata
clypeatum
shield shaped
clypeusclypenoun/mclipeus
a round shield used by Roman soldiers (also clypeus, clupeus)
atusatadjadjectival suffix for nouns: possessive of or likeness of something (with, shaped, made)/ for verb participles: a completed action, -ed
Stapelia clypeata Jacq.
Trifolium clypeatum L.
Hibiscus clypeatus L.
cneorum
cneora
Greek name for a daphne (Daphne gnidium)
cneoroncneornoun/nκνεωρον
Daphne gnidium; thymelaea
umnoun/nLatinizing nounal suffix
Convolvulus cneorum L.
coarctatus
coarctata
coarctatum
crowded
coarctatuscoarctatpparcoarto
(coarcto) to press or crowd together
Achillea coarctata Poir.
Erysimum coarctatum Fern.
Erianthus coarctatus Fern.
coccifer
coccifera
cocciferum
berry bearing
coccoscoccnoun/nκοκκοϛ
berry of the scarlet oak, used as a red dye
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
ferferaparfero
to bear, carry, bring
Cladonia coccifera (L.) Willd.
coccineus
coccinea
coccineum
scarlet
coccoscoccnoun/nκοκκοϛ
berry of the scarlet oak, used as a red dye
ineusineadjadjective suffix for nouns: composition, color, resembling
-ινηοϛ
adjective suffix: composition, color
Castilleja coccinea (L.) Spreng.
Chrysanthemum coccineum Willd.
Astragalus coccineus Brandeg.
cochlear
cocleara
spoon shaped
cochlearcoclearnoun/nspoon
Ramalina cochlearis Zahlbr.
cochleatus
cochleata
cochleatum
shell like
cochleacochlenoun/fsnail, snail shell
atusatadjadjectival suffix for nouns: possessive of or likeness of something (with, shaped, made)/ for verb participles: a completed action, -ed
Encyclia cochleata (L.) Lemee
Anacheilium cochleatum (L.) Hoffmgg.