Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

feracissimus - filix-mas

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feracissimus
feracissima
feracissimum
most fruitful
superlative of feraxferacadjfruitful, fetile
issimusissimadjsuperlative suffix; most so, to the greatest degree; most-, -est (e.g. largest, prettiest, whitest)
Caloplaca feracissima H. Magn.
ferocior
ferocior
ferocius
bolder
comparative of feroxferocadjwild, bold, courageous, fierce, savage
ioradjcomparative suffix; more so, to a greater degree; more-, -er (e.g. larger, prettier, whiter)
Acacia ferocior Maiden
ferocissimus
ferocissima
ferocissimum
fiercest (spiniest)
superlative of feroxferocadjwild, bold, courageous, fierce, savage
issimusissimadjsuperlative suffix; most so, to the greatest degree; most-, -est (e.g. largest, prettiest, whitest)
Lycium ferocissimum Miers
ferox
ferox
ferox
fierce (spiny)
feroxferocadjwild, bold, courageous, fierce, savage
Aconitum ferox Wallich ex Ser.
ferrugineus
ferruginea
ferrugineum
rust colored
ferrugineusferrugineadjthe color of iron rust
Digitalis ferruginea L.
Rhododendron ferrugineum L.
Didymodon ferrugineus (Schimp. ex Besch.) M. O. Hill
fertilis
fertilis
fertile
fertile
fertilisfertiladjfruitful, fertile
Atrichum fertile Nawasch.
Calycanthus fertilis Walt.
festalis
festalis
festale
festive
festumfestnoun/na holiday, festival; feast
alisaladjadjective suffix for nouns: of or pertaining to
Hymenocallis festalis hort.
fibrosus
fibrosa
fibrosum
fibrous
fibrafibrnoun/ffiber, filament
osusosadjadjective suffix for nouns: plenitude or notable development
Candelaria fibrosa (Fr.) Mull. Arg.
Allium fibrosum Rydb., non Regel
Synechanthus fibrosus (H. Wendl.) H. Wendl.
figuratus
figurata
figuratum
shaped
figuratusfiguratpadjformed, shaped
Allocarya figurata Piper
Plagiobothrys figuratus (Piper) I.M. Johnston ex M.E. Peck
filamentosus
filamentosa
filamentosum
many filaments
filamentumfilamentnoun/nLL
filament
osusosadjadjective suffix for nouns: plenitude or notable development
Yucca filamentosa L.
Oncosperma filamentosum Blume
filicaulis
filicaulis
filicaule
thread stem
filumfilnoun/nthread
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
cauliscauladj/ καυλοϛ
stem of a plant; usual spelling was colis or coles
Eriogonum filicaule S. Stokes
Agalinis filicaulis (Benth.) Pennell
filicifolius
filicifolia
filicifolium
fern like leaves
filixfilicnoun/ffern
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
foliusfoliadjfolium
leaf
Bignonia filicifolia G. W. Anderson
filicinus
filicina
filicinum
fern like
filixfilicnoun/ffern
inusinadjadjective suffix for nouns: belonging to or resembling
Opegrapha filicina Mont.
Cratoneuron filicinum (Hedw.) Spruce
Cyperus filicinus Vahl
filiculus
filicula
filiculum
little fern
filixfilicnoun/ffern
ulusuladjadjective suffix for adjectives: diminutive
filifer
filifera
filiferum
bearing threads
filumfilnoun/nthread
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
ferferaparfero
to bear, carry, bring
Brahea filifera hort. ex S. Wats.
filifolius
filifolia
filifolium
thread like leaves
filumfilnoun/nthread
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
foliusfoliadjfolium
leaf
Agalinis filifolia (Nutt.) Raf.
Thelesperma filifolium (Hook.) Gray
Erigeron filifolius (Hook.) Nutt.
filiformis
filiformis
filiforme
thread like
filumfilnoun/nthread
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...
Antenoron filiforme (Thunb.) Roberty & Vautier
Drosera filiformis Raf.
filipes
filipedes
slender stalked
filumfilnoun/nthread
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
pespednoun/mfoot; claw
Antirrhinum filipes Gray
filix-femina
filices-feminae
lady fern
filixfilicnoun/ffern
--cnct
feminafeminnoun/fa woman, female
Athyrium filix-femina (L.) Roth
filix-mas
filices-mares
male fern
filixfilicnoun/ffern
--cnct
masmarnoun/mmale, of the male sex
Dryopteris filix-mas (L.) Schott