Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

gracilentus - gypsicola

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Epithet

Definition

Derivation

Stem

Type/
Gender

Meaning

gracilentus
gracilenta
gracilentum
slender
gracilentusgracilentadjslender, thin
Arabis gracilenta Greene
Delphinium gracilentum Greene
Helianthus gracilentus A. Gray
gracilifolius
gracilifolia
gracilifolium
slender flowered
gracilisgraciladjthin, small;lean; meager
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
foliusfoliadjfolium
leaf
Acacia gracilifolia Maiden & Blakely
gracilior
gracilior
gracilius
thinner
comparative of gracilisgraciladjthin, small;lean; meager
ioradjcomparative suffix; more so, to a greater degree; more-, -er (e.g. larger, prettier, whiter)
Decussocarpus gracilior (Pilg.) de Laub.
gracilipes
gracilipedes
slender stalked
gracilisgraciladjthin, small;lean; meager
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
pespednoun/mfoot; claw
Eriogonum gracilipes S.Wats.
gracilis
gracilis
gracile
thin, slender
gracilisgraciladjthin, small;lean; meager
Nothoscordum gracile (Ait.) Stearn
Aciphylla gracilis Oliv.
gracillimus
gracillima
gracillimum
slenderest
superlative of gracilisgraciladjthin, small;lean; meager
limuslimadjsuperlative suffix; most so, to the greatest degree; most-, -est (e.g. largest, prettiest, whitest)
Cheilanthes gracillima D.C.Eat.
Jasminum gracillimum Hook. f.
Cenchrus gracillimus Nash
graecus
graeca
graecum
of Greece
graecusgraecadjGraecus
of or belonging to the Greeks
Periploca graeca L.
Phleum graecum Boiss. & Heldr.
Bolanthus graecus (Schreb.) Barkoudah
gramineus
graminea
gramineum
grass like
gramineusgramineadjof or pertaining to grass, grassy
Draba graminea Greene
Stenanthium gramineum (Ker-Gawl.) Morong
Acorus gramineus Sol. in Ait.
graminifolius
graminifolia
graminifolium
grass leaved
gramengraminnoun/ngrass
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
foliusfoliadjfolium
leaf
Solidago graminifolia (L.) Salisb.
Lepidium graminifolium L.
Lathyrus graminifolius (S. Wats.) White
grandiceps
grandicaputis
grandicapute
Large headed
grandisgrandadjfull-grown, great, large; tall
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
cepscaputadjsuffix: headed
Protea grandiceps Tratt.
grandicornis
grandicornes
grandicorne
large horned
grandisgrandadjfull-grown, great, large; tall
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
corniscornadj/ cornu
horn, antler
is
adjectival suffix
grandidentatus
grandidentata
grandidentatum
large teeth
grandisgrandadjfull-grown, great, large; tall
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
dentatusdentatadjtoothed
Populus grandidentata Michx.
Acer grandidentatum Nutt.
grandiflorus
grandiflora
grandiflorum
large flowered
grandisgrandadjfull-grown, great, large; tall
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
florusflorpparfloreo
to bloom, to flower
Calamintha grandiflora Moench
Aethionema grandiflorum Boiss. & Hohen.
Diplacus grandiflorus (Lindl.) Groenl.
grandifolius
grandifolia
grandifolium
large leaved
grandisgrandadjfull-grown, great, large; tall
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
foliusfoliadjfolium
leaf
Parnassia grandifolia DC.
Abutilon grandifolium (Willd.) Sweet
Styrax grandifolius Ait.
grandipunctatus
grandipunctata
grandipunctatum
large spots
grandisgrandadjfull-grown, great, large; tall
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
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
grandis
grandis
grande
large
grandisgrandadjfull-grown, great, large; tall
Cynoglossum grande Dougl. ex Lehm.
Abies grandis (Dougl. ex D.Don) Lindl.
grandiscapus
grandiscapa
grandiscapum
large scaped
grandisgrandadjfull-grown, great, large; tall
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
scapusscapadjshaft, stem, stalk, trunk
graniticus
granitica
graniticum
granitic (rocks)
graniticusgraniticadjgranum
a grain, seed, kernel
Cassia granitica Baker f.
Antirrhinum graniticum Rothm.
Haplopappus graniticus Tiehm & L. Shultz
granulatus
granulata
granulatum
granular
granumgrannoun/na grain, seed, kernel
ulumulnoun/nulus
dimutive substantive suffix for 1st & 2nd declension nouns
atusatadjadjectival suffix for nouns: possessive of or likeness of something (with, shaped, made)/ for verb participles: a completed action, -ed
Allocarya granulata Piper
Mesembryanthemum granulatum N. E. Br.
Plagiobothrys granulatus (Piper) I.M. Johnston
gratissimus
gratissima
gratissimum
most pleasing
superlative of gratusgratadjbeloved, acceptable, pleasing
issimusissimadjsuperlative suffix; most so, to the greatest degree; most-, -est (e.g. largest, prettiest, whitest)
Aloysia gratissima (Gillies & Hook.) Troncoso
Ocimum gratissimum L.
Croton gratissimus Burch.
gratus
grata
gratum
pleasing
gratusgratadjbeloved, acceptable, pleasing
Aquilegia grata Maly
Rubus gratus Focke
graveolens
graveolens
graveolens
strong smelling
graveolensgraveolentadjstrong smelling; rank
Ruta graveolens L.
griseoargenteus
griseoargentea
griseoargenteum
gray-silver
griseusgriseadjML
gray
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
argenteusargenteadjof silver
Peperomia griseoargentea Yunck.
griseus
grisea
griseum
gray
griseusgriseadjML
gray
Amomis grisea (Kiaersk.) Britt.
Acer griseum (Franch.) Pax
Ceanothus griseus (Trel. ex B.L. Robins.) McMinn
grossus
grossa
grossum
thick
grossusgrossadjLL
thick
Catillaria grossa (Pers. ex Nyl.) Korber
Clypeococcum grossum (Korber) D. Hawksw.
Bromus grossus Desf. ex DC.
gruinus
gruina
gruinum
crane like
grusgrunoun/fcrane
inusinadjadjective suffix for nouns: belonging to or resembling
Lobelia gruina Cav.
Erodium gruinum (L.) L'Her. ex Ait.
grypoceras
grypocerates
hooked horn
gryposgrypadjγρυποϛ
curved, hook-nosed
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
cerasceratnoun/nκεραϛ, ατοϛ
horn, antlers
Viola grypoceras A.Gray
gummifer
gummifera
gummiferum
gum bearing
gummigummnoun/fgummis
gum
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
ferferaparfero
to bear, carry, bring
Astragalus gummifer Labill.
Eucalyptus gummifera (Soland. ex Gaertn.) Hochr.
Seseli gummiferum Sm.
guttatus
guttata
guttatum
spotted
guttaguttnoun/cdrop of liquid; a little bit
atusatadjadjectival suffix for nouns: possessive of or likeness of something (with, shaped, made)/ for verb participles: a completed action, -ed
Tuberaria guttata (L.) Fourr.
Cypripedium guttatum Sw.
Mimulus guttatus DC.
gypsaceus
gypsacea
gypsaceum
gypsum like
gypsumgypsnoun/nγυψοϛ
gypsum
aceusaceadjadjective suffix for nouns: resembles, of..., ...like, mixture using, fragrance of; borrowed from nouns declined like ...ax, ...acis + eus
Diploschistes gypsaceus (Ach.) Zahlbr.
gypsicola
gypsicolae
lime growing
gypsumgypsnoun/nγυψοϛ
gypsum
iicnctconnective vowel used by botanical Latin
colacolnoun/fincola
dweller, inhabitant -> -cola/-colus suffix
Frasera gypsicola (Barneby) D.M. Post