Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

dendricola - diastrophis

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Epithet

Definition

Derivation

Stem

Type/
Gender

Meaning

dendricola
dendricolae
tree dweller
dendrondendrnoun/nδενδρον, ου
tree
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
colacolnoun/fincola
dweller, inhabitant -> -cola/-colus suffix
Rhododendron dendricola Hutch.
dendrinus
dendrina
dendrinum
tree like
dendrondendrnoun/nδενδρον, ου
tree
inusinadj-ινοϛ
adjective suffix for nouns: composition, color, resembling, owning
Clitoria dendrina Pittier
dendroides
dendroides
dendroides
tree like
dendrondendrnoun/nδενδρον, ου
tree
oidesoidadj-οειδεϛ
adjective suffix for nouns: like, resemble
Astragalus dendroides Kar. & Kir.
dendroideus
dendroidea
dendroideum
tree like
dendrondendrnoun/nδενδρον, ου
tree
oideusoideadj-οειδηοϛ
adjective suffix for nouns: like, resemble
Hosackia dendroidea (Greene) Abrams
Eriogonum dendroideum (Nutt.) S. Stokes
Lotus dendroideus (Greene) Greene
dendrophilus
dendrophila
dendrophilum
tree loving
dendrondendrnoun/nδενδρον, ου
tree
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
philusphiladjphilos
φιλοσ, ε, ον
loved; loving, friendly, fond
us
Latinizing suffix
Peperomia dendrophila Schlecht.
dens-canis
dentes-canes
dog's tooth
densdentnoun/mtooth
--cnct
caniscannoun/cdog, hound
Erythronium dens-canis L.
dens-leonis
dentes-leonum
lion's tooth
densdentnoun/mtooth
--cnct
generative of leoleonnoun/ma lion; the constellation Leo
Taraxacum dens-leonis Desf.
densiflorus
densiflora
densiflorum
densely flowered
densusdensadjthick, dense
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
florusflorpparfloreo
to bloom, to flower
Spiraea densiflora Nutt. ex Greenm.
Hypericum densiflorum Pursh
Asparagus densiflorus (Kunth) Jessop
densifolius
densifolia
densifolium
densely leaved
densusdensadjthick, dense
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
foliusfoliadjfolium
leaf
Draba densifolia Nutt.
Eriastrum densifolium (Benth.) Mason
Astragalus densifolius Lam.
densior
densior
densius
denser
comparative of densusdensadjthick, dense
ioradjcomparative suffix; more so, to a greater degree; more-, -er (e.g. larger, prettier, whiter)
Agrostis densior Hack. ex Grecescu
densipilis
densipilis
densipile
densly haired
densusdensadjthick, dense
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
piluspilnoun/ma hair; a trifle
isadjadjectival suffix
densispicatus
densispicata
densispicatum
with dense spike
densusdensadjthick, dense
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
spicatusspicatpparspico
to grow ears, spikes (like corn)
Liatris densispicata (Bush) Gaiser
densispinus
densispina
densispinum
densely spined
densusdensadjthick, dense
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
spinaspinnoun/fthorn; prickle, spine
usadjLatinizing suffix
Opuntia densispina B.E. Ralston & R.A. Hilsenbeck
densissimus
densissima
densissimum
densest
superlative of densusdensadjthick, dense
issimusissimadjsuperlative suffix; most so, to the greatest degree; most-, -est (e.g. largest, prettiest, whitest)
Rubus densissimus H.A. & T. Davis
densus
densa
densum
dense
densusdensadjthick, dense
Aspidotis densa (Brack.) Lellinger
Asplenium densum Brack.
Cyperus densus Link
dentatus
dentata
dentatum
with teeth
dentatusdentatadjtoothed
Castanea dentata (Marsh.) Borkh.
Viburnum dentatum L.
Ceanothus dentatus Torr. & Gray
denticulatus
denticulata
denticulatum
with small teeth
densdentnoun/mtooth
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
culusculadjadjective suffix for adjectives: diminutive
atusatadjadjectival suffix for nouns: possessive of or likeness of something (with, shaped, made)/ for verb participles: a completed action, -ed
Amelanchier denticulata (Kunth) W.D.J. Koch
Allium denticulatum (Ownbey & Aase) McNeal
Senecio denticulatus (Hook. & Arn.) DC.
denudatus
denudata
denudatum
naked
denudatusdenudatppardenudo
to make naked, denude
Magnolia denudata Desr.
Dicranodontium denudatum (Brid.) Britt. in Williams
Hibiscus denudatus Benth.
depauperatus
depauperata
depauperatum
under developed
dedepredownwards, outwards, from
pauperpaupernoun/mpoor man
atusatadjadjectival suffix for nouns: possessive of or likeness of something (with, shaped, made)/ for verb participles: a completed action, -ed
Arabis depauperata A. Nels. & Kennedy
Monechma depauperatum (T. Anderson) C. B. Clarke
Aster depauperatus Fern.
depilis
depilis
depile
hairless
depilisdepiladjwithout hair
depressus
depressa
depressum
depressed
depressusdepressadjsunken, low
Paronychia depressa (Torr. & Gray) Nutt. ex A.Nels.
Acuan depressum (Humb. & Bonpl. ex Willd.) Kuntze
Anacyclus depressus Ball
deserti-syriaci
desertorum-syriacorum
of the Syrian desert
generative of desertumdesertnoun/ndeserted place, desert, waste
--cnct
generative of syriacussyriacadjSyriacus
Syrian
desertipictus
desertipicta
desertipictum
painted desert
desertumdesertnoun/ndeserted place, desert, waste
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
pictuspictpparpingo
to paint
desertum
deserta
desert
desertumdesertnoun/ndeserted place, desert, waste
Alyssum desertorum Stapf
deterior
deterior
deterius
inferior
deteriordeteradjworse, pooer, meaner (comparative of the obsolete adj. 'deter': lower)
Astragalus deterior (Barneby) Barneby
detonsus
detonsa
detonsum
shorn
detonsusdetonsppardetondeo
to shear, clip or cut off
Gentianopsis detonsa (Rottb.) Ma
Haplopappus detonsus (Greene) Raven
deus
dei
god
deusdenoun/mgod, deity
deustus
deusta
deustum
burned up
deustusdeustppardeuro
to burn up, consume; destroy
Gyrophora deusta (L.) Ach.
Panicum deustum Thunb.
Penstemon deustus Dougl. ex Lindl.
diacanthus
diacantha
diacanthum
two spined
disdiadvδιϛ
twice, double
acanthaacanthnoun/fακανϑα
thorn, thistle
usadjLatinizing suffix
Ribes diacantha Pall.
Ribes diacanthum Pallas
diadema
diademata
crown
diademadiadematnoun/nδιαδημα
royal headdress
dialystemon
dialystemones
separated stamens
dialyodialyverbδιαλυω
to separate
stemonstemonnoun/mστημων
L: stamen
warp in loom; thread
diandrus
diandra
diandrum
with two stamens
didiprebetween, away from
anerandrnoun/mανηρ, ανδροϛ
man; male; husband
usadjLatinizing suffix
Anisantha diandra (Roth) Tutin ex Tzvelev
Glossostigma diandrum (L.) Kuntze
Bromus diandrus Roth
diastrophis
diastrophis
diastrophe
distorted
diastrophosdiastrophadjδιαστροφοϛ
distorted, twisted; perverted
isadjadjectival suffix
Aethionema diastrophis Bunge