Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

divaricatissimus - durior

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Epithet

Definition

Derivation

Stem

Type/
Gender

Meaning

divaricatissimus
divaricatissima
divaricatissimum
most spreading
superlative of divaricatusdivaricatppardivarico
to spread, stretch apart
issimusissimadjsuperlative suffix; most so, to the greatest degree; most-, -est (e.g. largest, prettiest, whitest)
Digitaria divaricatissima (R. Br.) Hughes
Panicum divaricatissimum R. Br.
divaricatus
divaricata
divaricatum
spreading
divaricatusdivaricatppardivarico
to spread, stretch apart
Caryopteris divaricata Maxim.
Allophyllum divaricatum (Nutt.) A.& V. Grant
Aster divaricatus (Nutt.) Torr. & Gray
divergens
divergens
divergens
diverging
divergensdivergentapardivergo
Mod L
to diverge
Sedum divergens S.Wats.
diversifolius
diversifolia
diversifolium
many shaped leaves
diversusdiverspadjto turn apart
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
foliusfoliadjfolium
leaf
Potentilla diversifolia Lehm.
Arnoglossum diversifolium (Torr. & Gray) H.E. Robins.
Aster diversifolius Michx.
diversilobus
diversiloba
diversilobum
many shaped lobes
diversusdiverspadjto turn apart
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
lobuslobnoun/mλοβοϛ
Late L
Greek: lobe of the ear; late Latin: husk, pod
usadjLatinizing suffix
Rhus diversiloba Torr. & Gray
Toxicodendron diversilobum (Torr. & Gray) Greene
diversipilosus
diversipilosa
diversipilosum
many types of hairs
diversusdiverspadjto turn apart
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
pilosuspilosadjhairy, shaggy
divisus
divisa
divisum
divided
divisusdivispadjdivided, separated
Carex divisa Huds.
Pennisetum divisum (Forssk. ex J. F. Gmel.) Henrard
dolabratus
dolabrata
dolabratum
shaped like an axe
dolabratusdolabratadjshaped with an axe
Thujopsis dolabrata (Thunb. ex L. f.) Siebold & Zucc.
domesticus
domestica
domesticum
cultivated
domesticusdomesticadjof the house or family, domestic
Nandina domestica Thunb.
Lansium domesticum Correa
Rumex domesticus Hartman
draco
dracontes
dragon
dracodracontnoun/mδρακων, οντοϛ
serpent, snake, dragon
Dracaena draco (L.) L.
dracontius
dracontia
dracontium
dragon like
dracodracontnoun/mδρακων, οντοϛ
serpent, snake, dragon
iusiadj-ιοϛ
adjective suffix for nouns: characteristic of, connected to, resembling, when related to -eus: of..., ...like
Arisaema dracontium (L.) Schott
dracunculus
dracunculi
small dragon
dracunculusdracunculnoun/ma small serpent; tarragon (Artemesia dracunculus)
Artemisia dracunculus L.
drupaceus
drupacea
drupaceum
with fleshy fruit
drupadrupnoun/fδρυππα
an overripe olive
aceusaceadjadjective suffix for nouns: resembles, of..., ...like, mixture using, fragrance of; borrowed from nouns declined like ...ax, ...acis + eus
Arctostaphylos drupacea (Parry) J.F. Macbr.
Cullen drupaceum (Bunge) C. H. Stirt.
dubius
dubia
dubium
dubious
dubiusdubiadjdoubtful, uncertain, irresolute, dubious
Phacelia dubia (L.) Trel.
Papaver dubium L.
Tragopogon dubius Simps.
dulcis
dulcis
dulce
sweet
dulcisdulcadjsweet to the taste; agreeable, charming
Apium dulce Miller
Amygdalus dulcis P. Mill.
dumeti
dumetorum
of thorn-bushes
generative of dumetumdumetnoun/nthorn-bushes, bramble-thicket
Rosa dumetorum Thuill.
dumosus
dumosa
dumosum
bushy
dumosusdumosadjfull of thorn bushes, bushy
Ambrosia dumosa (Gray) Payne
Cneoridium dumosum (Nutt.) Hook. f. ex Baill.
Aster dumosus L.
dumulosus
dumulosa
dumulosum
small shrub
dumusdumnoun/mthorn-bush; brambles
ulusulnoun/mdimutive substantive suffix for 1st & 2nd declension nouns
osusosadjadjective suffix for nouns: plenitude or notable development
durior
durior
durius
harder
comparative of durusduradjhard
ioradjcomparative suffix; more so, to a greater degree; more-, -er (e.g. larger, prettier, whiter)
Aristolochia durior Hill