Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

heteradenus - hippocastanum

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Epithet

Definition

Derivation

Stem

Type/
Gender

Meaning

heteradenus
heteradena
heteradenum
differing glands
heterosheteradjετεροϛ
the other, one of two, the second; different, another kind
adenadennoun/fαδην, ενοϛ
acorn, gland
usadjLatinizing suffix
heteranthus
heterantha
heteranthum
differing flower
heterosheteradjετεροϛ
the other, one of two, the second; different, another kind
anthosanthnoun/nανϑοϛ
flower
usadjLatinizing suffix
Oenothera heterantha Nutt.
heterocarpus
heterocarpa
heterocarpum
differing fruit
heterosheteradjετεροϛ
the other, one of two, the second; different, another kind
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
carposcarpnoun/mκαρποϛ
fruit
usadjLatinizing suffix
Angelica heterocarpa Jn. Lloyd
Sisyrinchium heterocarpum Bickn.
Croton heterocarpus Muell. Arg.
heterodontus
heterodonta
heterodontum
differing teeth
heterosheteradjετεροϛ
the other, one of two, the second; different, another kind
odousodontnoun/mοδουϛ, οντοϛ
tooth, tusk
usadjLatinizing suffix
Astragalus heterodontus Boriss.
heterolepis
heterolepides
with different scales
heterosheteradjετεροϛ
the other, one of two, the second; different, another kind
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
lepislepidnoun/fλεπιϛ
scale, shell
Sporobolus heterolepis (Gray) Gray
heteromallus
heteromalla
heteromallum
differently hairy
heterosheteradjετεροϛ
the other, one of two, the second; different, another kind
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
mallosmallnoun/mμαλλοϛ
flock of wool, fleece
usadjLatinizing suffix
Dicranella heteromalla (Hedw.) Schimp.
Ditrichum heteromallum (Hedw.) Britt.
heterophyllus
heterophylla
heterophyllum
differently leaved
heterosheteradjετεροϛ
the other, one of two, the second; different, another kind
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
Menodora heterophylla Moric. ex DC.
Arisaema heterophyllum Blume
Penstemon heterophyllus Lindl.
heterosepalus
heterosepala
heterosepalum
differing sepals
heterosheteradjετεροϛ
the other, one of two, the second; different, another kind
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
sepalumsepalnoun/nMod L
sepal; = Gk skepe (covering) + petalum (petal) (coined in 1790 by H. J. de Necker)
skepe
σκεπη
covering; shelter, protection
petalum
πεταλον
Mod L
petal (Gk: leaf, tablet)
usadjLatinizing suffix
Polygonum heterosepalum M.E. Peck & Ownbey
heterotrichus
heterotricha
heterotrichum
differently hairy
heterosheteradjετεροϛ
the other, one of two, the second; different, another kind
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
thrixtrichnoun/fϑριξ, τριχοϛ
hair, wool, bristle
usadjLatinizing suffix
Crassula heterotricha Schinz
Ribes heterotrichum C. A. Mey.
Senecio heterotrichus DC.
hexalobus
hexaloba
hexalobum
6 lobed
hexahexapreεξα-
six-
lobuslobnoun/mλοβοϛ
Late L
Greek: lobe of the ear; late Latin: husk, pod
usadjLatinizing suffix
hexandrus
hexandra
hexandrum
six stamens
hexhexadjεξ
six
anerandrnoun/mανηρ, ανδροϛ
man; male; husband
usadjLatinizing suffix
Vancouveria hexandra (Hook.) Morr. & Dcne.
Podophyllum hexandrum Royle
Homalocenchrus hexandrus (Sw.) Kuntze
hexaphyllus
hexaphylla
hexaphyllum
6 leaved
hexahexapreεξα-
six-
phyllonphyllnoun/nφυλλον
leaf; foliage
usadjLatinizing suffix
Stauntonia hexaphylla Decne.
hibernus
hiberna
hibernum
of winter
hibernushibernadjof or pertaining to winter
hippocastanum
hippocastana
horse chestnut
hipposhippnoun/cιπποϛ
horse, mare
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
castanoncastannoun/nκαστανον
chestnut tree
umnoun/nLatinizing nounal suffix
Aesculus hippocastanum L.