Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

eriantherus - erumpens

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Epithet

Definition

Derivation

Stem

Type/
Gender

Meaning

eriantherus
erianthera
eriantherum
wooly anthers
erionerinoun/nεριον
wool
antheraanthernoun/fανϑηρα
Mod L
anther
usadjLatinizing suffix
Phelipaea erianthera Engelm.
Penstemon eriantherus Pursh
erianthus
eriantha
erianthum
wooly flower
erionerinoun/nεριον
wool
anthosanthnoun/nανϑοϛ
flower
usadjLatinizing suffix
Agrostis eriantha Hack.
Geranium erianthum DC.
Orthocarpus erianthus Benth.
ericaefolius
ericaefolia
ericaefolium
leaves like Erica
ericeericnoun/fερεικη
heath, broom
aeaecnctconnective vowel sometimes used by botanical Latin instead of 'i' to distinguish between two words with the same root, e.g. tuba (trumpet) and tubus (tube); in some cases 'ae' is incorrectly used because it is the genitive singular suffix of the preceeding word but it should be corrected to 'i'
foliusfoliadjfolium
leaf
Spatallopsis ericaefolia E. Phillips
ericaeus
ericaea
ericaeum
of heath
ericaeusericaeadjof the heath flower
eriocarpus
eriocarpa
eriocarpum
woolly fruits
erionerinoun/nεριον
wool
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
Asclepias eriocarpa Benth.
Pittosporum eriocarpum Royle
Rubus eriocarpus Liebm.
eriocephalus
eriocephala
eriocephalum
wooly head
erionerinoun/nεριον
wool
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
cephalecephalnoun/fκεφαλη
head; front; end, point; source, top; chief person
usadjLatinizing suffix
Navarretia eriocephala Mason
Cirsium eriocephalum Gray
Erigeron eriocephalus J. Vahl
eriophorus
eriophora
eriophorum
wooly
erionerinoun/nεριον
wool
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
phorosphoraparphoreo
φορεω (φερω)
to carry, bring
usadjLatinizing suffix
Centaurea eriophora L.
Cirsium eriophorum (L.) Scop.
Cereus eriophorus Pfeiff.
eriostemon
eriostemones
wooly stamens
erionerinoun/nεριον
wool
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
stemonstemonnoun/mστημων
L: stamen
warp in loom; thread
Clematis x eriostemon Decne.
erubescens
erubescens
erubescens
reddening
erubescenserubescentaparerubesco
to redden, to blush
Arthonia erubescens Willey
erumpens
erumpens
erumpens
breaking forth
erumpenserumpentaparerumpo
bursting forth, breaking out
Nolina erumpens (Torr.) S. Wats.