Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

formosior - fugax

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Epithet

Definition

Derivation

Stem

Type/
Gender

Meaning

formosior
formosior
formosius
more beautiful
comparative of formosusformosadjfinely formed, handsome, beautiful
ioradjcomparative suffix; more so, to a greater degree; more-, -er (e.g. larger, prettier, whiter)
Physostegia formosior Lunell
formosissimus
formosissima
formosissimum
most beautiful
superlative of formosusformosadjfinely formed, handsome, beautiful
issimusissimadjsuperlative suffix; most so, to the greatest degree; most-, -est (e.g. largest, prettiest, whitest)
Sprekelia formosissima (L.) Herb.
Erigeron formosissimus Greene
formosus
formosa
formosum
beautiful
formosusformosadjfinely formed, handsome, beautiful
Aquilegia formosa Fisch.
Hypericum formosum H.B.K.
Clianthus formosus (G. Don) Ford & Vickery
fortissimus
fortissima
fortissimum
strongest
superlative of fortusfortadjpoerful, hearty, strong, brave
issimusissimadjsuperlative suffix; most so, to the greatest degree; most-, -est (e.g. largest, prettiest, whitest)
Populus fortissima A. Nels. & J.F. Macbr.
fragifer
fragifera
fragiferum
strawberry bearing
fragafragnoun/nstrawberry
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
ferferaparfero
to bear, carry, bring
Benthamia fragifera Lindl.
Trifolium fragiferum L.
fragiformis
fragiformis
fragiforme
strawberry shaped
fragafragnoun/nstrawberry
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...
Potentilla fragiformis Willd. ex Schlecht.
fragilis
fragilis
fragile
brittle, fragile
fragilisfragiladjeasily broken, fragile, brittle
Adiantum fragile Sw.
Cystopteris fragilis (L.) Bernh.
fragrans
fragrans
fragrans
fragrant
fragransfragrantaparfragro
to give off a smell or fragrance
Abronia fragrans Nutt. ex Hook.
fragrantissimus
fragrantissima
fragrantissimum
most fragrant
superlative of fragransfragrantaparfragro
to give off a smell or fragrance
issimusissimadjsuperlative suffix; most so, to the greatest degree; most-, -est (e.g. largest, prettiest, whitest)
Lonicera fragrantissima Lindl. & Paxton
Philodendron fragrantissimum (Hook.) Kunth
frigidus
frigida
frigidum
cold
frigidusfrigidadjcold, cool, chilly
Artemisia frigida Willd.
Dodecatheon frigidum Cham. & Schlecht.
Astragalus frigidus (L.) Gray p.p.
frondosus
frondosa
frondosum
leafy
fronsfrondnoun/fleaf, foliage
osusosadjadjective suffix for nouns: plenitude or notable development
Agrostis frondosa Poir.
Hypericum frondosum Michx.
Arsenococcus frondosus (Pursh) Small
frutescens
frutescens
frutescens
becoming shrubby
frutescensfrutescentaparfrutico
to put out shoots, to become bushy
Onosma frutescens Lam.
fruticosus
fruticosa
fruticosum
shrubby
fruticosusfruticosadjbushy, shrubby
Oenothera fruticosa L.
Abutilon fruticosum Guill. & Perrottet
Penstemon fruticosus Pursh
fruticulosus
fruticulosa
fruticulosum
somewhat shrubby
frutexfruticnoun/mshrub, bush
ulusulnoun/mdimutive substantive suffix for 1st & 2nd declension nouns
osusosadjadjective suffix for nouns: plenitude or notable development
Aspicilia fruticulosa (Eversm.) Flagey
Eriogonum fruticulosum S. Stokes
Croton fruticulosus Engelm. ex Torr.
fugacissimus
fugacissima
fugacissimum
most fleeting
superlative of fugaxfugacadjapt to flee; transitory, fleeing; shunning
issimusissimadjsuperlative suffix; most so, to the greatest degree; most-, -est (e.g. largest, prettiest, whitest)
Galaxia fugacissima (L.f.) Druce
fugax
fugax
fugax
transitory, fleeting
fugaxfugacadjapt to flee; transitory, fleeing; shunning
Melica fugax Boland.