Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

enneacanthus - erectus

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Epithet

Definition

Derivation

Stem

Type/
Gender

Meaning

enneacanthus
enneacantha
enneacanthum
9 spined
enneaenneadjεννεα
nine
acanthaacanthnoun/fακανϑα
thorn, thistle
usadjLatinizing suffix
Echinocereus enneacanthus Engelm.
ensatus
ensata
ensatum
sword like
ensisensadjadjective suffix for nouns: country or place of origin or habitat
atusatadjadjectival suffix for nouns: possessive of or likeness of something (with, shaped, made)/ for verb participles: a completed action, -ed
Iris ensata Thunb.
Oncidium ensatum Lindl.
ensifolius
ensifolia
ensifolium
sword shaped leaves
ensisensadjadjective suffix for nouns: country or place of origin or habitat
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
foliusfoliadjfolium
leaf
Hypotrachyna ensifolia (Kurok.) Hale
Cymbidium ensifolium (L.) Sw.
Juncus ensifolius Wikstr.
ensiformis
ensiformis
ensiforme
sword shaped
ensisensadjadjective suffix for nouns: country or place of origin or habitat
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
formisformadjin botanical Latin a substantive suffix for nouns derived from 'forma': to be in the form or shape of...
Astragalus ensiformis M.E. Jones
epigynus
epigyna
epigynum
over the ovary
epiepipreεπι
on, at, upon, over
gynegynnoun/fγυνε
woman, lady; wife; mistress; widow
usadjLatinizing suffix
epunctatus
epunctata
epunctatum
without spots
eepreex
without, not, lacking, from out
punctumpunctnoun/nsomething that is pricked; a puncture; a spot; a small portion
atusatadjadjectival suffix for nouns: possessive of or likeness of something (with, shaped, made)/ for verb participles: a completed action, -ed
Garcinia epunctata Stapf
erectus
erecta
erectum
erect
erectuserectadjupright; elevated, lofty
Haloragis erecta (Banks ex Murr.) Oken
Trillium erectum L.
Bromus erectus Huds.