Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

crinitus - cryptoceras

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Epithet

Definition

Derivation

Stem

Type/
Gender

Meaning

crinitus
crinita
crinitum
long haired
crinituscrinitadjwith long hair, hairy
Carex crinita Lam.
Anthopogon crinitum (Froel.) Raf.
Daucus crinitus Desf.
crispatissimus
crispatissima
crispatissimum
with the most curls
crispuscrispadjcurled; curly haired
superlative of atatpread
to, towards, near
issimusissimadjsuperlative suffix; most so, to the greatest degree; most-, -est (e.g. largest, prettiest, whitest)
Ditrichum crispatissimum (C. MÅll.) Par.
crispatus
crispata
crispatum
with curls
crispuscrispadjcurled; curly haired
atusatadjadjectival suffix for nouns: possessive of or likeness of something (with, shaped, made)/ for verb participles: a completed action, -ed
Cladonia crispata (Ach.) Flotow
crispulatus
crispulata
crispulatum
with little curls
crispuscrispadjcurled; curly haired
ulusuladjadjective suffix for adjectives: diminutive
atusatadjadjectival suffix for nouns: possessive of or likeness of something (with, shaped, made)/ for verb participles: a completed action, -ed
crispulus
crispula
crispulum
wavy, curly (diminutive)
crispuluscrispuladjcurled, curly hair
Dicranoweisia crispula (Hedw.) Lindb. ex Milde
Bryum crispulum Hampe in Hag.
crispus
crispa
crispum
curly
crispuscrispadjcurled; curly haired
Clematis crispa L.
Abutilon crispum (L.) Medik.
Rumex crispus L.
crista-galli
cristae-gallorum
cock's comb
cristacristnoun/fcrest, top-not, comb, plume
--cnct
generative of gallusgallnoun/mcock, rooster
Erythrina crista-galli L.
cristatus
cristata
cristatum
crested
cristatuscristatadjtufted, crested
Dryopteris cristata (L.) Gray
Adiantum cristatum L.
Cynosurus cristatus L.
crocatus
crocata
crocatum
saffron yellow
crocuscrocnoun/msaffron yellow, saffron from Crocus sativus, Crocus
atusatadjadjectival suffix for nouns: possessive of or likeness of something (with, shaped, made)/ for verb participles: a completed action, -ed
Packera crocata (Rydb.) W.A. Weber & A. Love
Eriogonum crocatum A.Davids.
Senecio crocatus Rydb.
croceus
crocea
croceum
saffron yellow
croceuscroceadjof or pertaining to saffron
Bloomeria crocea (Torr.) Coville
Papaver croceum Ledeb.
Haplopappus croceus Gray
crocinus
crocina
crocinum
color of saffron, yellow
crocuscrocnoun/msaffron yellow, saffron from Crocus sativus, Crocus
inusinadjadjective suffix for nouns: belonging to or resembling
Crataegus crocina Beadle
cruciatus
cruciata
cruciatum
crossed
cruciatuscruciatadj(cross shaped s.b. curcatus?) crucified, tortured, executed
Digitaria cruciata (Nees ex Steudel) A. Camus
Astragalus cruciatus Link
cruciformis
cruciformis
cruciforme
cross shaped
cruxcrucnoun/fa gallows for execution; a cross; torture
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...
Lepismium cruciforme (Vell.) Miq.
Cactus cruciformis Vell.
cruentatus
cruentata
cruentatum
color of blood
cruentuscruentadjbloody, blood-stained
atusatadjadjectival suffix for nouns: possessive of or likeness of something (with, shaped, made)/ for verb participles: a completed action, -ed
Bottaria cruentata Mull. Arg.
cruentus
cruenta
cruentum
blood red
cruentuscruentadjbloody, blood-stained
Castilleja cruenta Standl.
Ribes cruentum Greene
Amaranthus cruentus L.
crus-galli
crura-gallorum
cock's spur
cruscrurnoun/nleg, shin, shank
--cnct
generative of gallusgallnoun/mcock, rooster
Crataegus crus-galli L.
crustaceus
crustacea
crustaceum
crust like, brittle
crustacrustnoun/fskin, rind, crust, bark
aceusaceadjadjective suffix for nouns: resembles, of..., ...like, mixture using, fragrance of; borrowed from nouns declined like ...ax, ...acis + eus
Arctostaphylos crustacea Eastw.
crustatus
crustata
crustatum
with a crust
crustacrustnoun/fskin, rind, crust, bark
atusatadjadjectival suffix for nouns: possessive of or likeness of something (with, shaped, made)/ for verb participles: a completed action, -ed
crustulinus
crustulina
crustulinum
color of pastry
crustulumcrustulnoun/nsmall pastry, confectionery
inusinadjadjective suffix for nouns: belonging to or resembling
cryptanthus
cryptantha
cryptanthum
hidden flower
cryptoscryptadjκρυπτοϛ
hidden, secret, covered
anthosanthnoun/nανϑοϛ
flower
usadjLatinizing suffix
Castilleja cryptantha Pennell & G.N. Jones
Panicum cryptanthum Ashe
cryptoceras
cryptocerates
hidden horn
cryptoscryptadjκρυπτοϛ
hidden, secret, covered
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
cerasceratnoun/nκεραϛ, ατοϛ
horn, antlers
Asclepias cryptoceras S.Wats.