Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

decapetalus - demissus

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decapetalus
decapetala
decapetalum
10 petaled
decadecaadjδεκα
ten
petalumpetalnoun/nπεταλον
Mod L
petal (Gk: leaf, tablet)
usadjLatinizing suffix
Mentzelia decapetala (Pursh ex Sims) Urban & Gilg ex Gilg
Helianthus decapetalus L.
decipiens
decipiens
decipiens
deceiving
decipiensdecipientapardecipio
to catch, entrap, deceive
Trillium decipiens J.D.Freeman
declinatus
declinata
declinatum
turned away
declinatusdeclinatppardeclino
to turn aside or away
Glyceria declinata Brebiss.
Pancratium declinatum Jacq.
Asparagus declinatus L.
decoratus
decorata
decoratum
decorated
decoratusdecoratppardecoro
to decorate, adorn
Hosta decorata L. H. Bailey
Elaphoglossum decoratum (Kunze) T. Moore
decorticans
decorticans
decorticans
peeling bark
decorticansdecorticantapardecortico
to strip bark
Caragana decorticans Hemsl.
decorus
decora
decorum
beautiful
decorusdecoradjbecoming, fitting, proper, decorous
Gentiana decora Pollard
Delphinium decorum Fisch. & C.A.Mey.
Osmanthus decorus (Boiss. & Balansa) Kasapligil
decumbens
decumbens
decumbens
lying down
decumbensdecumbentapardecumbo
to lie down
Solidago decumbens Greene
decurrens
decurrens
decurrens
running down, towards
decurrensdecurrentapardecurro
to run, flow down or through
Acacia decurrens Willd.
decussatus
decussata
decussatum
crossed like letter X
decussatusdecussatppardecusso
to divide in a cross like the Roman numeral X (10)
Dryopteris decussata (L.) Urban
Omphalodiscus decussatus (Vill.) Schol.
deflexus
deflexa
deflexum
turned away
deflexusdeflexppardeflecto
to turn or bend away
Oxytropis deflexa (Pallas) DC.
Eriogonum deflexum Torr.
Amaranthus deflexus L.
delicatissimus
delicatissima
delicatissimum
most delicate
superlative of delicatusdelicatadjalluring, delightful; soft, tender, delicate; addicted to pleasure
issimusissimadjsuperlative suffix; most so, to the greatest degree; most-, -est (e.g. largest, prettiest, whitest)
delicatus
delicata
delicatum
delicate
delicatusdelicatadjalluring, delightful; soft, tender, delicate; addicted to pleasure
Alectoria delicata Mot.
Polemonium delicatum Rydb.
Erigeron delicatus Cronq.
deltoides
deltoides
deltoides
like Greek letter
deltadeltnoun/nδελτα
Greek letter
oidesoidadj-οειδεϛ
adjective suffix for nouns: like, resemble
Dianthus deltoides L.
deltoideus
deltoidea
deltoideum
like Greek letter
deltadeltnoun/nδελτα
Greek letter
oideusoideadj-οειδηοϛ
adjective suffix for nouns: like, resemble
Aubrieta deltoidea L.
demersus
demersa
demersum
under water
demersusdemersppardemergo
to dip, plunge, immerse in water
Ceratophyllum demersum L.
deminutus
deminuta
deminutum
diminished
deminutusdeminutppardeminuo
to make smaller, lessen, diminish
Dactylospora deminuta (Th. Fr.) Triebel
demissus
demissa
demissum
low-lying, hanging
demissusdemissadjlowered, low, downcast, humble;drooping, hanging
Anemone demissa Hook.
Nama demissum Gray