Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

herbaceus - hesperius

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Epithet

Definition

Derivation

Stem

Type/
Gender

Meaning

herbaceus
herbacea
herbaceum
herbaceous
herbaherbnoun/fvegetation, grass, herbage
aceusaceadjadjective suffix for nouns: resembles, of..., ...like, mixture using, fragrance of; borrowed from nouns declined like ...ax, ...acis + eus
Erythrina herbacea L.
Coccocypselum herbaceum P. Br.
Ceanothus herbaceus Raf.
hermaphroditicus
hermaphroditica
hermaphroditicum
hermaphrodite
hermaphroditushermaphroditnoun/mHermaphroditus
a son of Hermes & Aphrodite who grew together with Salmacis into one person, a hermaphrodite
icusicadj-ικοϛ
adjective suffix for nouns: belonging to, from, of
Callitriche hermaphroditica L.
hesperius
hesperia
hesperium
western
hesperiushesperiadjεσπεριοϛ
western; Gk: evening, western
Polypodium hesperium Maxon
Aster hesperius Gray