Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

floccosus - fontinalis

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Epithet

Definition

Derivation

Stem

Type/
Gender

Meaning

floccosus
floccosa
floccosum
wooly
floccusfloccnoun/ma lock of wool
osusosadjadjective suffix for nouns: plenitude or notable development
Corethrogyne floccosa Greene
Cirsium floccosum (Rydb.) Petrak
Tragopogon floccosus Waldst. & Kit.
florentinus
florentina
florentinum
of Florence, Italy
florentinusflorentinadjFlorentinus
of Florentia: Florence, Italy
Iris florentina L.
Hieracium florentinum All.
Cistus florentinus Lam.
floribundus
floribunda
floribundum
profusely flowered
flosflornoun/mL.
flower
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
bundusbundadjadjective suffix for verbs: in the process of, -ing
Physaria floribunda Rydb.
Antiphytum floribundum (Torr.) Gray
Mimulus floribundus Lindl.
floricomus
floricoma
floricomum
hairy flowers
flosflornoun/mL.
flower
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
comecomnoun/fκομη
hair
hair, foliage
usadjLatinizing suffix
Rubus floricomus Blanch.
floridulus
floridula
floridulum
somewhat flowering
floridulusfloriduladjsomewhat flowering
Saccharum floridulum Labill.
Miscanthus floridulus (Labill.) Warb. ex K. Schum. & Laut.
floridus
florida
floridum
flowering
flosflornoun/mL.
flower
idusidadjadjective suffix for verbs, nouns or adjectives: condition or progression
Cornus florida L.
Cercidium floridum Benth. ex Gray
Calycanthus floridus L.
florifer
florifera
floriferum
flower bearing
flosflornoun/mL.
flower
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
ferferaparfero
to bear, carry, bring
Townsendia florifer (Hook.) Gray
Crataegus florifera Sarg.
Sedum floriferum Praeger
floriger
florigera
florigerum
flower bearing
flosflornoun/mL.
flower
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
gergerapargero
to carry, bear, wear
Rubus floriger Bailey
florosus
florosa
florosum
abundantly flowered
florosusflorosadjabundantly flowered
florulentus
florulenta
florulentum
abundantly flowered
flosflornoun/mL.
flower
ulentusulentadjadjective suffix for nouns: plenitude or notable development, from more recent coinage of words, see '-osus'
Stemodia florulenta W. R. Barker
Rubus florulentus Focke
florus
flora
florum
flowered
florusflorpparfloreo
to bloom, to flower
flos-cuculi
flores-cuculorum
cuckoo flower
flosflornoun/mL.
flower
--cnct
generative of cuculuscuculnoun/mthe cuckoo bird
Lychnis flos-cuculi L.
flos-jovis
flores-jovium
flower of Jupiter
flosflornoun/mL.
flower
--cnct
generative of jupiterjovnoun/mJupiter
Jupiter, chief of the gods
Lychnis flos-jovis (L.) Desr.
flos-reginae
flores-reginarum
queen's flower
flosflornoun/mL.
flower
--cnct
generative of reginareginnoun/fa queen
Lagerstroemia flos-reginae Retz.
flumineus
fluminea
flumineum
of a river
flumineusflumineadjof a river, river-
fluviatilis
fluviatilis
fluviatile
from a river
fluviatilisfluviatiladjof or belonging to a river
Equisetum fluviatile L.
Bolboschoenus fluviatilis (Torr.) Sojk
foecundissimus
foecundissima
foecundissimum
most abundant, fruitfull
superlative of foecundusfoecundadjfecundus
fruitful, abundant, fertile, prolific (erroneously foecundus)
issimusissimadjsuperlative suffix; most so, to the greatest degree; most-, -est (e.g. largest, prettiest, whitest)
Rosa foecundissima Munchh.
foenum-graecum
foena-graeca
Greek hay
foenumfoennoun/nfaenum
L (also fenum, incorrectly foenum)
hay
--cnct
graecusgraecadjGraecus
of or belonging to the Greeks
Trigonella foenum-graecum L.
foetidissimus
foetidissima
foetidissimum
most foetid
superlative of foetidusfoetidadjstinking, bad smelling
issimusissimadjsuperlative suffix; most so, to the greatest degree; most-, -est (e.g. largest, prettiest, whitest)
Iris foetidissima L.
Mastichodendron foetidissimum (Jacq.) H.J. Lam
foetidus
foetida
foetidum
unpleasantly scented
foetidusfoetidadjstinking, bad smelling
Vestia foetida (Ruz & Pav.) Hoffsgg.
Chenopodium foetidum Schrad.
Symplocarpus foetidus (L.) Salisb. ex Nutt.
foliaceus
foliacea
foliaceum
leafy, resembling a leaf
foliumfolinoun/nleaf
aceusaceadjadjective suffix for nouns: resembles, of..., ...like, mixture using, fragrance of; borrowed from nouns declined like ...ax, ...acis + eus
Ulmus foliacea Gilib., nom. inval.
Symphyotrichum foliaceum (DC.) Nesom
Aster foliaceus Lindl. ex DC.
foliolosus
foliolosa
foliolosum
having small leaves
foliumfolinoun/nleaf
olumolnoun/nolus
substantive suffix for 1st & 2nd declention nouns: diminutive
osusosadjadjective suffix for nouns: plenitude or notable development
Castilleja foliolosa Hook. & Arn.
Thalictrum foliolosum DC.
Adenocarpus foliolosus (Aiton) DC.
foliosior
foliosior
foliosius
leafier
comparative of foliosusfoliosadjleafy
ioradjcomparative suffix; more so, to a greater degree; more-, -er (e.g. larger, prettier, whiter)
foliosissimus
foliosissima
foliosissimum
leafiest
superlative of foliosusfoliosadjleafy
issimusissimadjsuperlative suffix; most so, to the greatest degree; most-, -est (e.g. largest, prettiest, whitest)
Polemonium foliosissimum Gray
foliosus
foliosa
foliosum
leafy
foliosusfoliosadjleafy
Dalea foliosa (Gray) Barneby
Chenopodium foliosum (Moench) Aschers.
Erigeron foliosus Nutt.
fontanus
fontana
fontanum
of a spring
fontanusfontanadjof a spring or fountain
Adicea fontana Lunell
Cerastium fontanum Baumg.
Fissidens fontanus (B. Pyl.) Steud.
fontinalis
fontinalis
fontinale
belonging to springs
fonsfontnoun/ma spring or fountain
inusinadj-ινοϛ
adjective suffix for nouns: composition, color, resembling, owning
alisaladjadjective suffix for nouns: of or pertaining to
Cirsium fontinale (Greene) Jepson
Betula fontinalis Sarg.