Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

diphyllus - distylus

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Epithet

Definition

Derivation

Stem

Type/
Gender

Meaning

diphyllus
diphylla
diphyllum
2 leaved
didiprebetween, away from
phyllonphyllnoun/nφυλλον
leaf; foliage
usadjLatinizing suffix
Jeffersonia diphylla (L.) Pers.
Stylophorum diphyllum (Michx.) Nutt.
Penstemon diphyllus Rydb.
diplotrichus
diplotricha
diplotrichum
two kinds of hair
diploysdiploadjδιπλουϛ
twofold, double
thrixtrichnoun/fϑριξ, τριχοϛ
hair, wool, bristle
usadjLatinizing suffix
Mimosa diplotricha C. Wright ex Sauvalle
dipterocarpus
dipterocarpa
dipterocarpum
two winged fruit
didiprebetween, away from
pteronpternoun/nπτερον
feather, wing
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
Babbagia dipterocarpa F. Muell.
Osteocarpum dipterocarpum (F. Muell.) Volkens
dipterus
diptera
dipterum
2 winged
didiprebetween, away from
pteronpternoun/nπτερον
feather, wing
usadjLatinizing suffix
Halesia diptera Ellis
discoideus
discoidea
discoideum
disc like
discusdiscnoun/mδισκοϛ
a quoit, discus
oideusoideadj-οειδηοϛ
adjective suffix for nouns: like, resemble
Macronema discoidea Nutt.
Chamaemelum discoideum All.
discolor
discolores
2 colors
disdispredi
between, away from
colorcolornouncolor
Aquilegia discolor Levier & Leresche
dispar
disparis
dispare
unlike
dispardisparadjunlike, dissimilar, different
dissectus
dissecta
dissectum
finely cut
disdispredi
between, away from
sectussectpparseco
to cut, cut off, cut up; divide, separate
Merremia dissecta (Jacq.) Hallier
Lomatium dissectum (Nutt.) Mathias & Constance
Penstemon dissectus Ell.
dissitus
dissiti
separated
disdispredi
between, away from
situssitnoun/msite, position, location
Aristida dissita I.M. Johnston
distachyus
distachya
distachyum
2 spikes
didiprebetween, away from
stachysstachynoun/mσταχυϛ
spike; ear of corn
usadjLatinizing suffix
Albizia distachya J.F. Macbr.
Pennisetum distachyum (E. Fourn.) Rupr. ex Chase
distans
distans
distans
separating
distansdistantapardisto
to separate, to be apart
Carex distans L.
distentifolius
distentifolia
distentifolium
distended leaved
distentusdistentadjdistended, full
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
foliusfoliadjfolium
leaf
Athyrium distentifolium Tausch ex Opiz
distichus
disticha
distichum
2 ranked
distichusdistichadjδιστιχοσ
in two rows
Breynia disticha J.R. & G. Forst.
Delphinium distichum Geyer ex Hook.
Phyllanthus distichus (L.) Muell.-Arg.
distortus
distorta
distortum
distorted
distortusdistortadjdistorted, misshapen, deformed
Physconia distorta (With.) Laundon
Desmodium distortum (Aubl.) J. F. Macbr.
Astragalus distortus Torr. & Gray
distylus
distyla
distylum
2 styles
didiprebetween, away from
stylusstyladjstylos
στυλοϛ
pillar, pole, prop (confused with L. stilus)
us
Latinizing suffix
Casuarina distyla Vent.
Acer distylum Siebold & Zucc.