Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

fulgens - fuscus

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Epithet

Definition

Derivation

Stem

Type/
Gender

Meaning

fulgens
fulgens
fulgens
shining
fulgensfulgentadjshining, bright, glittering
Arnica fulgens Pursh
fulgidus
fulgida
fulgidum
shining
fulgidusfulgidadjshining, gleaming, glittering
Rudbeckia fulgida Ait.
Panicum fulgidum (R. Br.) Hughes
fullonus
fullona
fullonum
of fullers (full = tease cloth)
fullofullonnoun/ma fuller, teaser of cloth
usadjLatinizing suffix
Dipsacus fullonum L.
fulvescens
fulvescens
fulvescens
somewhat tawny
fulvusfulvadjdeep yellow, reddish yellow, golden, tawny
escensescentadjadjective suffix for nouns or adjectives: becoming like, incomplete resemblance -ish
Bidens fulvescens Sherff
fulvicaulis
fulvicaulis
fulvicaule
tawny stemmed
fulvusfulvadjdeep yellow, reddish yellow, golden, tawny
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
cauliscauladj/ καυλοϛ
stem of a plant; usual spelling was colis or coles
fulvidus
fulvida
fulvidum
slightly tawny
fulvusfulvadjdeep yellow, reddish yellow, golden, tawny
idusidadjadjective suffix for verbs, nouns or adjectives: condition or progression
Cassinia fulvida Hook. f.
fulvinervis
fulvinervis
fulvinerve
tawny veined
fulvusfulvadjdeep yellow, reddish yellow, golden, tawny
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
nervusnervnoun/mνευρον
a sinew, tendon, nerve
isadjadjectival suffix
fulvus
fulva
fulvum
tawny
fulvusfulvadjdeep yellow, reddish yellow, golden, tawny
Geissorhiza fulva Ker-Gawl. ex Bak
Colpodium fulvum (Trin.) Griseb.
Chrysopogon fulvus (Spreng.) Chiov.
fungosus
fungosa
fungosum
spongy
fungusfungnoun/mσφογγοϛ, σπογγοϛ
mushroom; (Gk: sponge)
osusosadjadjective suffix for nouns: plenitude or notable development
Adlumia fungosa (Ait.) Greene ex B.S.P.
furcatipilis
furcatipilis
furcatipile
forked hairs
furcafurcnoun/fa fork
atusatadjadjectival suffix for nouns: possessive of or likeness of something (with, shaped, made)/ for verb participles: a completed action, -ed
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
piluspilnoun/ma hair; a trifle
isadjadjectival suffix
furcatus
furcata
furcatum
cleft
furcafurcnoun/fa fork
atusatadjadjectival suffix for nouns: possessive of or likeness of something (with, shaped, made)/ for verb participles: a completed action, -ed
Silene furcata Raf.
Viburnum furcatum Blume ex Maxim.
Anastrophus furcatus (Fluegge) Nash
furvus
furva
furvum
dark
furvusfurvadjdark, swarthy, black, gloomy, dusky
Lecidea furva Lowe
Collema furvum (Ach.) Ach.
fuscopunctatus
fuscopunctata
fuscopunctatum
dark spots
fuscusfuscadjdark, dusky, swarthy
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
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
Aphelandra fuscopunctata Markgr.
fuscorubellus
fuscorubella
fuscorubellum
dark reddish
fuscusfuscadjdark, dusky, swarthy
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
rubellusrubelladjreddish
Bacidia fuscorubella (Ach.) Bausch
fuscus
fusca
fuscum
dark
fuscusfuscadjdark, dusky, swarthy
Achillea fusca Rydb.
Lopadium fuscum Mull. Arg.
Cyperus fuscus L.