Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

cyperoides - cytisoides

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Epithet

Definition

Derivation

Stem

Type/
Gender

Meaning

cyperoides
cyperoides
cyperoides
Cyperus (rush) like
cyperoscypernoun/mκυπειροϛ
Cyperus longus
oidesoidadj-οειδεϛ
adjective suffix for nouns: like, resemble
Carex cyperoides Murr
cyprius
cypria
cyprium
Cyprian
cypriuscypriadjCyprius
Cyprian
Vicia cypria Kotschy ex Unger & Kotschy
Hedysarum cyprium Boiss.
Rumex cyprius Murb.
cyrenaicus
cyrenaica
cyrenaicum
from the Cyrenaica province in Libya
cyrenaicuscyrenaicadjfrom Cyrenaica, a province in Libya
Cynara cyrenaica Maire & Weiller
cystostegius
cystostegia
cystostegium
bladder cover
cystiscystnoun/fκυστιϛ
the bladder
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
stegestegadjστεγη
covering, roof, ceiling
iusiadj-ιοϛ
adjective suffix for nouns: characteristic of, connected to, resembling, when related to -eus: of..., ...like
Polystichum cystostegia (Hook.) Cheesem.
cythereus
cytherea
cythereum
from Kythera Island, Greece
cythereuscythereadjCythereus
Κυϑεριοϛ
of Cythera, an island off the southern coast of Greece, now called Kythira or Cerigo
Spondias cytherea Sonn.
cytisoides
cytisoides
cytisoides
Cytisus (broom) like
cytisuscytisnoun/mκυτισοϛ
Greek name for a clover, Medicago arborea, genus name chosen by Linnaeus for
oidesoidadj-οειδεϛ
adjective suffix for nouns: like, resemble
Lespedeza cytisoides Bertol.