Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

glabellus - glutinosus

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Epithet

Definition

Derivation

Stem

Type/
Gender

Meaning

glabellus
glabella
glabellum
nearly glabrous
glabellusglabelladjhairless, smooth (diminutive)
Pellaea glabella Mett. ex Kuhn
Clinopodium glabellum (Michx.) Kuntze
Erigeron glabellus Nutt.
glaber
glabra
glabrum
glabrous
glaberglabradjhairless, smooth, bald
Penstemon glaber Pursh
Acaena glabra Buchanan
Lithophragma glabrum Nutt.
glaberrimus
glaberrima
glaberrimum
most glabrous
superlative of glaberglaberadjhairless, smooth, bald
rimusrimadjsuperlative suffix; most so, to the greatest degree; most-, -est (e.g. largest, prettiest, whitest)
Phlox glaberrima L.
Ranunculus glaberrimus Hook.
glabratus
glabrata
glabratum
with glabrousness
glaberglabradjhairless, smooth, bald
atusatadjadjectival suffix for nouns: possessive of or likeness of something (with, shaped, made)/ for verb participles: a completed action, -ed
Lasthenia glabrata Lindl.
Pittosporum glabratum Lindl.
Mimulus glabratus Kunth
glabrescens
glabrescens
glabrescens
becoming glabrous
glaberglabradjhairless, smooth, bald
escensescentadjadjective suffix for nouns or adjectives: becoming like, incomplete resemblance -ish
Nectandra glabrescens Benth.
glabrior
glabrior
glabrius
smoother
comparative of glaberglabradjhairless, smooth, bald
ioradjcomparative suffix; more so, to a greater degree; more-, -er (e.g. larger, prettier, whiter)
glabriusculus
glabriuscula
glabriusculum
somewhat smooth
glaberglabradjhairless, smooth, bald
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
usculususculadjdiminutive: small, lesser
Xylorhiza glabriuscula Nutt.
Dianthus glabriusculus Kleopow, nom. illeg.
glacialis
glacialis
glaciale
frozen, glacial
glacialisglacialadjfrozen, icy
Brachythecium glaciale Schimp. in B.S.G.
Aciphylla glacialis F.Muell.
glandulifer
glandulifera
glanduliferum
bearing little glands
glansglandnoun/facorn
ulaulnoun/fulus
dimutive substantive suffix for 1st & 2nd declension nouns
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
ferferaparfero
to bear, carry, bring
Impatiens glandulifera Royle
Paphiopedilum glanduliferum (Blume) Stein
Nemacladus glanduliferus Jepson
glanduliflorus
glanduliflora
glanduliflorum
glandular leaves
glansglandnoun/facorn
ulusulnoun/mdimutive substantive suffix for 1st & 2nd declension nouns
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
florusflorpparfloreo
to bloom, to flower
Phyllodoce glanduliflora (Hook.) Coville
glandulissimus
glandulissima
glandulissimum
most glandular
glansglandnoun/facorn
comparative of ulusuladjadjective suffix for adjectives: diminutive
issimusissimadjsuperlative suffix; most so, to the greatest degree; most-, -est (e.g. largest, prettiest, whitest)
glandulosior
glandulosior
glandulosius
more glandular
comparative of glandulosusglandulosadjfull of glands
ioradjcomparative suffix; more so, to a greater degree; more-, -er (e.g. larger, prettier, whiter)
glandulosissimus
glandulosissima
glandulosissimum
most glandular
superlative of glandulosusglandulosadjfull of glands
issimusissimadjsuperlative suffix; most so, to the greatest degree; most-, -est (e.g. largest, prettiest, whitest)
Lantana glandulosissima Hayek
Thalictrum glandulosissimum (Finet & Gagnep.) W. T. Wang & S. H. Wang
glandulosus
glandulosa
glandulosum
glandular
glansglandnoun/facorn
ulaulnoun/fulus
dimutive substantive suffix for 1st & 2nd declension nouns
osusosadjadjective suffix for nouns: plenitude or notable development
Aquilegia glandulosa Fisch.
Ledum glandulosum Nutt.
Penstemon glandulosus Dougl.
glareosus
glareosa
glareosum
notably gravely
glareaglarenoun/fgravel
osusosadjadjective suffix for nouns: plenitude or notable development
Cuphea glareosa T. B. Cavalc., ined.
Delphinium glareosum Greene
Astragalus glareosus Dougl. ex Hook.
glaucanthus
glaucantha
glaucanthum
glaucous flowers
glaucusglaucadjγλαυκοϛ
bright, sparkling, gleaming; grayish, bluish-green (for plants, a white bloom on a leaf giving a gray-green appearance)
anthosanthnoun/nανϑοϛ
flower
usadjLatinizing suffix
glaucescens
glaucescens
glaucescens
becoming glaucous
glaucusglaucadjγλαυκοϛ
bright, sparkling, gleaming; grayish, bluish-green (for plants, a white bloom on a leaf giving a gray-green appearance)
escensescentadjadjective suffix for nouns or adjectives: becoming like, incomplete resemblance -ish
Aciphylla glaucescens W.Oliv.
glaucifolius
glaucifolia
glaucifolium
glaucous leaved
glaucusglaucadjγλαυκοϛ
bright, sparkling, gleaming; grayish, bluish-green (for plants, a white bloom on a leaf giving a gray-green appearance)
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
foliusfoliadjfolium
leaf
Poa glaucifolia Scribn. & T. A. Williams
Schizostachyum glaucifolium (Rupr.) Munro
Lonchocarpus glaucifolius Urban
glaucinus
glaucina
glaucinum
glaucous
glaucusglaucadjγλαυκοϛ
bright, sparkling, gleaming; grayish, bluish-green (for plants, a white bloom on a leaf giving a gray-green appearance)
inusinadjadjective suffix for nouns: belonging to or resembling
Verrucaria glaucina Ach.
Penstemon glaucinus Pennell
glaucissimus
glaucissima
glaucissimum
most glaucous
superlative of glaucusglaucadjγλαυκοϛ
bright, sparkling, gleaming; grayish, bluish-green (for plants, a white bloom on a leaf giving a gray-green appearance)
issimusissimadjsuperlative suffix; most so, to the greatest degree; most-, -est (e.g. largest, prettiest, whitest)
Agropyron glaucissimum Popov
Elymus glaucissimus (Popov) Tzvelev
glaucophyllus
glaucophylla
glaucophyllum
glaucous leaved
glaucusglaucadjγλαυκοϛ
bright, sparkling, gleaming; grayish, bluish-green (for plants, a white bloom on a leaf giving a gray-green appearance)
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
phyllonphyllnoun/nφυλλον
leaf; foliage
usadjLatinizing suffix
Andromeda glaucophylla Link
Sedum glaucophyllum Clausen
Helianthus glaucophyllus D.M. Sm.
glaucus
glauca
glaucum
glaucous
glaucusglaucadjγλαυκοϛ
bright, sparkling, gleaming; grayish, bluish-green (for plants, a white bloom on a leaf giving a gray-green appearance)
Agoseris glauca (Pursh) Raf.
Delphinium glaucum S.Wats.
Elymus glaucus Buckl.
glebarius
glebaria
glebarium
with lumps
glebaglebnoun/flump of earth, clod; piece, lump
ariusariadjadjective suffix for nouns or numbers: connected to or possessed by
globosus
globosa
globosum
spherical
globosusglobosadjspherical
Anemone globosa (Torr. & Gray) Nutt. ex Pritz.
Catapyrenium globosum J. W. Thomson
Penstemon globosus (Piper) Pennell & Keck
globularis
globularis
globulare
with small spheres
globusglobnoun/mball, sphere
ulusulnoun/mdimutive substantive suffix for 1st & 2nd declension nouns
arisaradjalis
adjective suffix for nouns: of or pertaining to
Vaccinium globulare Rydb.
Ipomopsis globularis (Brand) W.A.Weber
globulus
globula
globulum
like a small globe
globusglobnoun/mball, sphere
ulusuladjadjective suffix for adjectives: diminutive
Eucalyptus globulus Labill.
glomeratus
glomerata
glomeratum
clustered
glomeratusglomeratpparglomero
to gather into a ball, form into a round heap
Campanula glomerata L.
Cerastium glomeratum Thuill.
Andropogon glomeratus (Walt.) B.S.P.
glomerulus
glomerula
glomerulum
clustered, glomerate
glomusglomernoun/na ball of thread, yarn
ulusuladjadjective suffix for adjectives: diminutive
gloriosus
gloriosa
gloriosum
glorious
gloriosusgloriosadjglorious, famous
Amsinckia gloriosa Eastw. ex Suksdorf
Philodendron gloriosum Andre
Ceanothus gloriosus J.T. Howell
glumaceus
glumacea
glumaceum
having glumes
glumaglumnoun/fa hull or husk
aceusaceadjadjective suffix for nouns: resembles, of..., ...like, mixture using, fragrance of; borrowed from nouns declined like ...ax, ...acis + eus
Acantholimon glumaceum (Jaub. & Spach) Boiss.
Alysicarpus glumaceus (Vahl) DC.
glutinicaulis
glutinicaulis
glutinicaule
sticky stems
glutenglutinnoun/nglue
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
cauliscauladj/ καυλοϛ
stem of a plant; usual spelling was colis or coles
glutinosus
glutinosa
glutinosum
very sticky
glutenglutinnoun/nglue
osusosadjadjective suffix for nouns: plenitude or notable development
Alnus glutinosa (L.) Gaertn.
Allophyllum glutinosum (Benth.) A.& V. Grant
Diplacus glutinosus (J.C. Wendl.) Nutt.