Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

crassicarpus - creticus

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Epithet

Definition

Derivation

Stem

Type/
Gender

Meaning

crassicarpus
crassicarpa
crassicarpum
thick fruited
crassuscrassadjsolid, thick, fat, dense
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
carposcarpnoun/mκαρποϛ
fruit
usadjLatinizing suffix
Acacia crassicarpa A. Cunn. ex Benth.
Geoprumnon crassicarpum (Nutt.) Rydb. ex Small
Astragalus crassicarpus Nutt.
crassicaulis
crassicaulis
crassicaule
thick stemmed
crassuscrassadjsolid, thick, fat, dense
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
cauliscauladj/ καυλοϛ
stem of a plant; usual spelling was colis or coles
Cirsium crassicaule (Greene) Jepson
Caulanthus crassicaulis (Torr.) S. Wats.
crassifolius
crassifolia
crassifolium
thick leaved
crassuscrassadjsolid, thick, fat, dense
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
foliusfoliadjfolium
leaf
Draba crassifolia Graham
Disphyma crassifolium (L.) L. Bolus
Ceanothus crassifolius Torr.
crassinervius
crassinervia
crassinervium
larve veined
crassuscrassadjsolid, thick, fat, dense
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
nervusnervnoun/mνευρον
a sinew, tendon, nerve
iusiadj-ιοϛ
adjective suffix for nouns: characteristic of, connected to, resembling, when related to -eus: of..., ...like
Andreaea crassinervia Bruch
Ephemerum crassinervium (Schwaegr.) Hampe
Pothos crassinervius Jacq.
crassior
crassior
crassius
thicker
comparative of crassuscrassadjsolid, thick, fat, dense
ioradjcomparative suffix; more so, to a greater degree; more-, -er (e.g. larger, prettier, whiter)
crassipes
crassipedes
thick foot
crassuscrassadjsolid, thick, fat, dense
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
pespednoun/mfoot; claw
Amaranthus crassipes Schlecht.
crassissimus
crassissima
crassissimum
thickest
superlative of crassuscrassadjsolid, thick, fat, dense
issimusissimadjsuperlative suffix; most so, to the greatest degree; most-, -est (e.g. largest, prettiest, whitest)
Lepraria crassissima (Hue) Lettau
Senecio crassissimus Humbert
crassus
crassa
crassum
thick
crassuscrassadjsolid, thick, fat, dense
Draba crassa Rydb.
Rhododendron crassum Franch.
Lupinus crassus Payson
crateriformis
crateriformis
crateriforme
bowl shaped
crateracraternoun/fa bowl (for mixing wine and water); crater
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...
creber
crebra
crebrum
thick, dense
crebercrebradjthick, crowded, pressed together; abundant
Eriochloa crebra S. T. Blake
creberrimus
creberrima
creberrimum
most crowded
superlative of crebercreberadjthick, crowded, pressed together; abundant
rimusrimadjsuperlative suffix; most so, to the greatest degree; most-, -est (e.g. largest, prettiest, whitest)
Bryum creberrimum Tayl.
crenatiflorus
crenatiflora
crenatiflorum
notched flower
crenacrennoun/fLate L
notch
atusatadjadjectival suffix for nouns: possessive of or likeness of something (with, shaped, made)/ for verb participles: a completed action, -ed
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
florusflorpparfloreo
to bloom, to flower
Calceolaria crenatiflora Cav.
crenatus
crenata
crenatum
notched
crenacrennoun/fLate L
notch
atusatadjadjectival suffix for nouns: possessive of or likeness of something (with, shaped, made)/ for verb participles: a completed action, -ed
Ilex crenata Thunb.
Anthurium crenatum (L.) Kunth
Ranunculus crenatus Waldst. & Kit.
crenulatus
crenulata
crenulatum
crenate, with small rounded teeth
crenacrennoun/fLate L
notch
ulaulnoun/fulus
dimutive substantive suffix for 1st & 2nd declension nouns
atusatadjadjectival suffix for nouns: possessive of or likeness of something (with, shaped, made)/ for verb participles: a completed action, -ed
Aciphylla crenulata J.B.Armstr.
Allium crenulatum Wieg.
Tithymalus crenulatus (Engelm.) Heller
crepitans
crepitans
crepitans
rattling
crepitanscrepitaparcrepito
to rattle, creak, crackle, rustle, clatter
Hura crepitans L.
cretaceus
cretacea
cretaceum
color of chalk
cretacretnoun/fΚρητη
earth from Crete, chalk
aceusaceadjadjective suffix for nouns: resembles, of..., ...like, mixture using, fragrance of; borrowed from nouns declined like ...ax, ...acis + eus
Medicago cretacea M. Bieb.
creteus
cretea
creteum
color of chalk
creteuscreteadjmade with chalk or clay
creticus
cretica
creticum
of Crete
creticuscreticadjCreticus
from Crete, Cretan
Anthemis cretica L
Verbascum creticum (L.) Kuntze
Alopecurus creticus Trin.