Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

cyananthus - cymosus

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Epithet

Definition

Derivation

Stem

Type/
Gender

Meaning

cyananthus
cyanantha
cyananthum
blue flower
cyanoscyanadjκυανοϛ
blue steel, azure
anthosanthnoun/nανϑοϛ
flower
usadjLatinizing suffix
Iris cyanantha Alexander
Solanum cyananthum Dunal
Penstemon cyananthus Hook.
cyanascens
cyanascens
cyanascens
bluish
cyanoscyanadjκυανοϛ
blue steel, azure
ascensascentadjadjective suffix for nouns or adjectives: is becoming
cyanaster
cyanasteres
partly blue
cyanoscyanadjκυανοϛ
blue steel, azure
asterasternoun/msubstantive suffix for nouns or adjectives: inferiority or partial resemblance, wild, diminutive
cyanater
cyanatra
cyanatrum
very dark blue
cyanoscyanadjκυανοϛ
blue steel, azure
ateratradjblack, sable, dark, gloomy (compounds: classical latin atri-; botanical latin atro-)
cyanellus
cyanella
cyanellum
darker blue
cyanoscyanadjκυανοϛ
blue steel, azure
elluselladjadjective suffix for adjective: diminutive
cyaneus
cyanea
cyaneum
blue colored
cyaneuscyaneadjκυανεοϛ
dark blue
Cuphea cyanea Moc. & Sessé
Allium cyaneum Regel
Penstemon cyaneus Pennell
cyanocarpus
cyanocarpa
cyanocarpum
blue fruit
cyanoscyanadjκυανοϛ
blue steel, azure
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
Drymophila cyanocarpa R. Br.
Arceuthobium cyanocarpum (A. Nels. ex Rydb.) A. Nels.
Lasianthus cyanocarpus Jack
cyanocrocus
cyanocroci
blue crocus
cyanoscyanadjκυανοϛ
blue steel, azure
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
crocuscrocnoun/msaffron yellow, saffron from Crocus sativus, Crocus
Tecophilaea cyanocrocus Leyb.
cyanopetalus
cyanopetala
cyanopetalum
blue petaled
cyanoscyanadjκυανοϛ
blue steel, azure
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
cyanophyllus
cyanophylla
cyanophyllum
blue leaved
cyanoscyanadjκυανοϛ
blue steel, azure
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
Acacia cyanophylla Lindl.
cyanospermus
cyanosperma
cyanospermum
blue seed
cyanoscyanadjκυανοϛ
blue steel, azure
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
spermaspermnoun/nσπερμα
seed, germ
usadjLatinizing suffix
Portulaca cyanosperma Engl.
cyanus
cyana
cyanum
blue
cyanoscyanadjκυανοϛ
blue steel, azure
usadjLatinizing suffix
Centaurea cyanus L.
cyathiformis
cyathiformis
cyathiforme
cup shaped
cyathuscyathnoun/mχυαϑοϛ
a ladle, cup
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...
Ribes cyathiforme Pojark.
cyathophorus
cyathophora
cyathophorum
cup bearing
cyathoscyathnoun/mκυαϑοϛ
cup, dipper
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
phorosphoraparphoreo
φορεω (φερω)
to carry, bring
usadjLatinizing suffix
Euphorbia cyathophora Murr.
Bombax cyathophorum (Casar.) K. Schum.
Penstemon cyathophorus Rydb.
cyclocarpus
cyclocarpa
cyclocarpum
fruit in a circle
cycloscyclnoun/mκυκλοϛ
circle, ring, disk
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
Cochlearia cyclocarpa Blake
Enterolobium cyclocarpum (Jacq.) Griseb.
cyclophyllus
cyclophylla
cyclophyllum
circular leaf
cycloscyclnoun/mκυκλοϛ
circle, ring, disk
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
Bacopa cyclophylla Fern.
Bryum cyclophyllum (Schwaegr.) Bruch & Schimp. in B.S.G.
Rubus cyclophyllus Lindeb., nom. illeg.
cygneus
cygnea
cygneum
swan like (curved neck)
cygneuscygneadjof or pertaining to swans
cylindraceus
cylindracea
cylindraceum
cylindrical
cylindruscylindrnoun/mκυλινδροϛ
cylinder, roller
aceusaceadjadjective suffix for nouns: resembles, of..., ...like, mixture using, fragrance of; borrowed from nouns declined like ...ax, ...acis + eus
Liatris cylindracea Michx.
Xanthium cylindraceum Millsp. & Sherff
Ferocactus cylindraceus (Engelm.) Orcutt
cylindricus
cylindrica
cylindricum
cylindrical
cylindruscylindrnoun/mκυλινδροϛ
cylinder, roller
icusicadj-ικοϛ
adjective suffix for nouns: belonging to, from, of
Androsace cylindrica DC.
Atrichum cylindricum (Willd. in Web.) G. L. Sm.
Costus cylindricus Jacq.
cylindristachyus
cylindristachya
cylindristachyum
cylindrical spike
cylindruscylindrnoun/mκυλινδροϛ
cylinder, roller
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
stachysstachynoun/mσταχυϛ
spike; ear of corn
usadjLatinizing suffix
Acaena cylindristachya Ruíz & Pav.
cymbalarius
cymbalaria
cymbalarium
cymbal like
cymbalumcymbalnoun/nκυμβαλον
cymbal
ariusariadjadjective suffix for nouns or numbers: connected to or possessed by
Momordica cymbalaria Hook. f.
cymbifolius
cymbifolia
cymbifolium
boat shaped leaf
cymbacymbnoun/fcumba
κυμβα
boat, vessel; Charon's boat for the dead
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
foliusfoliadjfolium
leaf
Vallesia cymbifolia Ortega
cymbiformis
cymbiformis
cymbiforme
boat shaped
cymbacymbnoun/fcumba
κυμβα
boat, vessel; Charon's boat for the dead
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...
Panicum cymbiforme Hughes
Haworthia cymbiformis (Haw.) Duval
cymosus
cymosa
cymosum
markedly cyme formed
cymacymnoun/fκυμα
L: cabbage sprout; Gk: wave, billow
osusosadjadjective suffix for nouns: plenitude or notable development
Diphylleia cymosa Michx.
Cirsium cymosum (Greene) J.T. Howell
Philadelphus x cymosus Rehder