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BOTANICAL NAMES AND THEIR MEANINGS

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The following terms have been used in classifying the names:

N G. L. CGN DGN m f

Terms Used and their Abbreviations Name GGN Generic names derived from geographics Greek MGN Miscellaneous Generic Names Latin GSN Geographic Specific Epithets Commemorative Generic Name CSN Commemorative Specific Names Descriptive Generic Name DSN Descriptive Specific Names Male n Neuter Female

References
1. GERMISHUIZEN, GERRIT, Transvaal Wild Flowers, South China Printing Co, Hong Kong, 1982, ISBN 0 86954 108 0 2. POOLEY, ELSA, The complete field guide to trees of Natal, Zululand & Transkei, Natal Flora Publications Trust, 1993, ISBN 0-620 17697-0 3. WALKER, JOAN, Wild flowers of KwaZulu - Natal,W R Walker Family Trust, 1996, ISBN 0-620-190795. 4. MACOBOY, STIRLING, Trees for fruit and foliage,Landsdowne Press Sydney, 1982, ISBN 0-70181625-2. 5. PLOWES, D C H, & DRUMMOND, R B, Wild flowers of Rhodesia, Longmans Rhodesia, ISBN 0-58264123-3 6. SAVELL, BOB & ANDREWS, STAN, Growing Camellias in the southern hemisphere, Howard Timms Publishers, 1982, ISBN 0-86978-235-5. 7. ANON, How to grow African violets, Sunset Book, Lane Publishing Co, 1978, ISBN 0-376-03056-9. 8. Garden and Home, magazine. 9. GILBERT, ZÖ, Fruit growing in Southern Africa, Purnell, 1978, ISBN 0-868-43921-8 10. HARRISON, RICHMOND E, Handbook of trees and shrubs for the southern hemisphere, R E Harrison & Co Ltd, New Zealand,1960 11. CODD, L E W, Bome en struike van die nasionale Kruger-Wildtuin, Die Staatsdrukker, Pretoria 1951 12. ANON., Reader's Digest complete guide to gardening in South Africa, The Reader's Digest Association, Cape Town, 1971. Vol,1 pages 297 to 304. 13. ANON, The Reader's Digest Complete Library of the Garden, The Reader's Digest Association Limited, London, First edition, Volume 3, pages 1218 to 1223. 14. STEARN, WILLIAM T, Botanical Latin,third edition1987, David & Charles, ISBN 0-7153-8548-8 15. DAVIDSON, ALAN & KNOX, CHARLOTTE, Fruit, a connoisseur's guide and cookbook,Mitchell Beazley, 1991, ISBN 0 855 33 903 9. 16.FABIAN, ANITA and GERMISHUUIZEN, GERRIT, Wild Flowers of Northern South Africa,Fernwood Press, 1997, ISBN 1 874950 296 17. PALMGRAVE, K C, Trees of Southern Africa, Struik Publishers, 1990, ISBN 0 86977 8100 18. POOLEY, Elsa, A Field Guide to Wild Flowers Kwazulu-Natal and the Eastern Region, Natal Flora Publications Trust, ISBN 0 620 21500-3 19. PLEASANT, BARBARA, The Gardener's Weed Book, Storey Communications Inc. Schoolhouse road, Pownal, Vermont 05 261, 1996, ISBN 0-88266-921-4 20. PERRY, FRANCIS, Flowers of the World, Hamlyn, London, New York, Sydney, Toronto, 21. CANDY, SOLVIG, Natal Coast Gardening,Knox Printing Company (Pty) Ltd, 30-36 Baker Street, Durban. Seventh Edition 1959 22. POTGIETER, MARTIN 7 MADZIBANE, JOEY. Mopane-Veldt, Veld & Flora,Vol 87(2), June 2 001. 23. Veld & Flora magazine. 24. DE BRAY, LYS, Nature Facts. Flowers, Grange Books, ISBN 1-85627-349-0, reprint 1993. 25. POOLEY, ELSA, The Complete Field Guide to Trees of Natal Zululand and Transkei.Natal Floral Publication Trust, c/o Natal Herbarium, Botanic Gardens, Durban, 4 000, First edition 1993, ISBN 0 620 17612 0.

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26. DAVIDSON, ALAN and KNOX< CHARLOTTE< Fruit,. A Connoisseur s Guide and Cookbook, Mitchell Beazley Publishers, 1991, ISBN 0 855 903 9 27. PACKHAM, THOMAS, Meeting with Remarkable Trees,1997, Jonathan Hall Publishers, IISBN 186842 0248 28. BECHEL Helmut, GRIBB Phillip, LAUNERT Edmund, The Manual of Cultivated Orchid Species, Blandford Press Poole Dorset. ISBN 0 7137 1097 7 First published 1980 29. Veld and Flora. Journal of the Botanical Society of South African

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prickle. (2) From abros.14. See Cassia a.14. Not.282 abyssinica GSN. .g. 18. See Bulbine a.G. 252e. . a. 339 acanthus DSN. delicate. See akanthos . 379 acantha .MGN. f.Botany 4 A a . mythical warrior.12.. ab.1. 12.28.1. -e.-is. Acis. . 18.CGN. G. . Pertaining. 154. With a thorny fruit..G. 16. 164a-d acalypha DGN. 307 abros . From akampes rigid. G. 18. 134.320 -aceus .18. . See genus Achyranthes. Leaves resemble those of Abelia..d.. 297.L. or from.18. soft. toothed crests which fancifully resemble a saddle. Genus Achillea named after Achilles. See a-. Sharp. a. L. From the Greek Akakallis who was a nymph and the lover of Apollo. 12 -abilis . .18.Suffix added to stem of name or synonym of type genus to form name of family.160b-f. See Crinum a.before a consonant.160.soft.before a consonant. destitute of.G. Thorny. used by Dioscorides. Coriaceus. but more probably an Arabic name for genus Abrus.a-. Greek apo-.14... 14. 16.14. by.MGN. From the Greek Akakia or (acantha). from corium. Cyperaceae from Cyprus. Stemless. Nettle. 302.14.18.G.4. See Rhinacanthus. 18. 1221 abrus . See Psoralea a. Abaxialis. A genus of Acantaceae.. stunted. 104. See genus Abrus .14. 302 acacallis . 13. 10.. used by Hippocrates. The name for maple. 18. . 12. L. L.162a-h. 299 DGN.10. Needle-shaped. 10. acantho-.1. . not falling. See bilis . noun base. -tus.before a consonant or vowel. less. 16.10..10. 18. See genus Acampe.304.DSN. See Phymaspermum a. 339 acerosum DSN. 307 achillea .G. to Abyssinia now Ethiopia.DSN. 18. See genus Abutilon. Arabic name for a mallow-like plant.39 acacia . Aspilia. Spine.40. . 136i.224 AC ac.See -ulus. 272 acanthephippium . 18.before a vowel. Pointed object. From akantha thorn and ephippion saddle probably referring to the shape of the blade of the lip which has 2 parallel.28. and genus Alepidea. 302 abbottii CSN.DSN. . Dec 2000. thorn an outstanding feature of this genus Acacia .C:\BOT-D-Kdoc ADISK073 Meaning of Scientific Names . ex.MGN. out of. . 224c. without colour. 378 b. 379 acer DSN. Indicates resemblance. 30. 56f.438 acaulis .1.378. lacking. 28.318 AB ab.13.G. -10. away from the axis. 35. . See agaratum..DSN. 300. Artemisia a. Shortened. for the nettle which this genus's leaves resemble. 18 acerifolius . in reference to the small brittle flowers and probably an allusion to Rheede s rigid air flower . . G.14. 144. 18.-a. 120. 302 abutilon .L. . 15. Possibly from the Greek abros. Stephania a.218 achyron . 302 . 16. 18.1. 272. from.464 abrotanum. 2.14.before a c or t. an.62 acampe . Chaff. Example: Aptosimum from a ptosimos. The leaves sharply toothed.See a-. like a pine needle. . 16.. . Delicate.52.DSN.60. The ancient Greek name. 228g.14. 126. 12.. 16. a.MGN. husks. . -a . (1) Origin uncertain. 272 acinaciformis . thorn. . acanth.23. refers to the leaves .60 abs.528 acidos . Away from. Having sharp leaves. 11. 12. 194c.434. at. See Crassula a. L. 126. without. un-. .1. G.DSN. 348. -um.14.DSN. .14. abs.See ad. 226.14. 142. 1222 -aceae . 11. 10. in.. Dr Clarke Abel. Prefix.L. spiny. -uus.246.14. 166b abelia .40 acanthocarpa . 3. 16.10. f.462 abbreviata . generally in diginate form (resembling a spread hand) with 3 to 13 lobes. Named after Tony Abbott.-DSN. Achromus. 1216. leathery. See e-. 13.DSN. a not.1. 304. Like a curved sword or scimitar.. From akantha. G.142 . 18.

Locust fruit. 18. a gland. Aden. 226f. .C:\BOT-D-Kdoc ADISK073 Meaning of Scientific Names .16. . 16.10. tether from retinere. subsp huttonii. 18.DSN. ar. 5. restrain. 14. a garland.DSN. . 230.L.DSN. L.2..380 acutisepala . as. 260f. Monadenia . See Disa a. G. L. L.G.1.18. -14. 1. 16. With glandular knots. Adenia. 14. it refers to the leaves.. . L. Monadenium.142d. Pointed object. See Khadia a. See Melhania a. + Pereskia a. . 334e adenium . 438c. A glandular enlargement. 346g. af.before c. 16. verb base.DSN. 216b acros .DSN. near. See Adenostemma. Having a glandular enlargement. 134e. Sharp-pointed bloom. See genus Synadenium. L. end. In Crassula a.68. 440d. Spiny. At the tip. hold fast. G. 16. it alludes to the leaf shape.16.14. as in the apex. See Eulophia a. adhatodoides.1. 222. . Michel Adanson. 446 aculeata DSN.1. a. 52h. ap..442 adenodes . 305 acuminata .200. an. Helichrysum a.510 acutipetala . gland and karpos.2.52 aculum . In compounds. . alluding to the wings on the fruit that resemble outspread wings of a locust. Retinaculum.158. 306b. 124 AD ad. 16.14.16. Towards. f.DSN. For Acokanthera from akok meaning point. gland-. See also species adenioides. 32 acutifolius .DSN. In compounds. . Asia Minor.41 acis .G. Adenos. . In Papaver a.1.534.G. 5. From aden. Actis. .1. .before n. 250. 18. A gland.G. the sister of Artemisia. Ray. 18. .before l. 276.Botany 5 acineta . A Malabar name.1. G. From aden.14. L. Actinodromus. 1.DGN. Like a curved sword or scimitar.14. that the generic name Adenium is derived. Prickly. Actinos. G.G. 388d. 302c. 18.G. See Pelargonium a. with horns.b.126.1. flower.G. Locust winged. 206.2. 16.16. A hill in Pontica. 18.1. 272 acme .DSN.DSN. Adenandra. . . 380 aden .DSN. al. 156.1. 16.G.. a gland. With sharp pointed sepals. 258 aden. pl 123. 16. Dweller on the heights. 98d.202 .1. Sharpened slightly. 22 adenia . Adenocarpum.310 acuti . f. summit. 18.295 adenandra . G. See genus Adenia.Hypoxis a. the anthers are tipped with a globose gland.G.28. 16. 272 acrotome . 22. Tetradenia. 272. 180.DSN. 270a-c.DSN. 16. 10. 18.14. with glandular seeds. With sharply pointed petals. . 272 actis . 250 adansonia . See Ipomoea a. 106. 272 aculeastrum .1. pl 104. radiating from a centre. 18.416 adenocarpum . 302 ada . Forskal recorded the Arabian vernacular name of Nerium obesum as Oddaeyn or Aden. 398c aconitoides . . Acidos.222. G. another genus in the family. . f. 228. See Tulbaghia a.. Acute. 19.DSN.DSN. Ray. f. See Helichrysum a. Having pointed leaves. Resembles aconite or monkshood (Aconitum).DSN. ac.L.1.370 aculeatum . it refers to the stems. 448d adhatoda DGN. 276. 301. Prickly.DSN. L. See Rhynchosia a. 16.572 adenostemma . . has glandular achenes. f. See Adhatoda.28. L.14. . 339.MGN.CSN.400 acridocarp .DGN. 380 actinos . G. Tapering into a long narrow point. with veins radiating from the centre. Alternatively. 16. 204. G.subsp a. 112a.14.42 adahatodoides .1. With sharp-pointed lobes. 308c aconitiflora . . In Maytenus a. G. With flowers similar to those of Aconitum. Resembling the genus Adenium.Indicates an instrument or means.DSN.G. and not the city. Named after Ada. Highest point . . . and aner a male. See Indigofera a.j.14. rayed. From adenos.472. ag. 268a. and anthera. 272 acokanthera . Glandular fruit. Solanum a. 16. 10. from Caria. Appendix. referring to glands on the leaf stalk. . 16. and it is from the latter. From aden. 148. at. 348f actinaciformis . fruit.. 306c. G. See Duvernoia a.before p. 448d.DSN. In Melhania a it refers to the shape of the epicalyx bracts which taper abruptly to a point.DSN. From akinetos immoveable describing the rigid jointless condition of the lip. . sharp. 18.DSN. See acutiloba. 172. 32. 13. Macradenia.DGN.before g. .232 acutatum . 204i.204. the anthers being pointed. 18.364 aconitum .before t.before s. 262. star-like. Also Helichrysum a.188 acutiloba . 18. 16. cut off sharply at the end.. to hold back. . Gradually diminishing point.290 adenioides .10. a gland and stemma.DSN. Adenospermus. 18. . 22. 16. 18. pl 188.before r. 18.270 adenos .12. A gland. 272.16. 5. a member of the Ranunculaceae. . See Duvernoia.154a actino.GSN. something that hangs on.68. 28. 4. . 1220 acraeum . See Lycium a.. From akrotomos.before f. 16. Resembling Adhatoda.

300g aeschynomene . 16. See Duveronia a.. 134l. probably the oak. Europaeus. neighbouring. 16. Aischunomenos. 310 AF af.98. 158b AE aemulans . With leaves like a maidenhair fern.1.440 adonense . . subsp sonderi. 18. 16.b. Gisekia a. G.7. 1.DSN. . {aster} See genus Cotoneaster . Resembling the genus Adonis. Barleria a. From Addo in the Cape where Cycnium a. Air. G. 232. 45 aërangis or aerangis . From aer air and eides resembling and alludes to the epiphytic habit of this plant. 96. 156. Immortalised as god of medicine. Equal or smaller in size.16..412b. 170 adinstar .DSN. grouped [gegroepeer] and it refers to the flowers. 18. See Aerangis.MSN. Resembling Adhatoda another genus of the family.182 aethiopicum . 118b. alluding to the stout pedicles of these succulent plants. 18.72 aequinoctiale .. . .. 'Aethiopia' in Roman times extended beyond modern Ethiopia. .of Ethiopian origin. 16.130 194. 18. See Hypericum a.43. 18.12.G.170 aesculus . 118b-c.5.DSN.. a stalk. see reference 3.196. 16.GSN. at one time referring to some other tree. . Monochoria a. 132a. 190d aesculapius MGN. 16. . .pl97.DSN. G. alluding to the leaves in some species that are sensitive to touch.266e. 250. 358f aequalis . 354d. An ancient Greek name.MGN.!.Leaves like maiden-hair fern.. Olea.Seed . europea subsp a. Hypericum a. 28c.See ad-..DSN. a. 170 adinos . From the Arabic name of the plant. L. Flowering in summer. but now embracing the genus Aesculus of 25 species. See Phygelius e.1.130. .284 -aeus . From Africa.1. .18. 234 adromischus . Similar to.196 adonis . Persicaria attenuata subsp a. L. See Cycnium a. From Ethiopia.DSN. In early botanical Latin it simply means 'Africa.. 304.. From aër/aer. Ansellia a.1.GSN.18. Kigelia a.210. 452c africana .GSN.1. G. 5.1.14. 18.DSN. 350a. L. Dichorostachys cinerea subsp. thick or stout and mischos.308.12.45 aerides .290 aethiopicus . Commiphora a.2. See Aneilema a. 364f. 16.11. It is a patronymic meaning literally children of the air . . 236. 10. 16.122. commonly known as Horse Chestnut.. 366b.GSN.DSN. it refers to similar size of the male and female cones. a. Myrsine a.96..DSN. 46 aeollanthus . European. mist. 108. . From hadros... 16.14. 120d..410 aestivalis . 118a. 18.7. See Albizia a. 256b.c. See Asclepias a. when day and night are of equal length.. from Europe.pl 97. 242. 28. a.In Encephalartos a. bipinate.Botany 6 adhatodoides . Geropegia a. . air and angium.DSN. From aiolos. Hibiscus a var ovatus. Indicates 'belonging to'. Derived from a place name in Ethiopia.23 aestiva DSN. aethiopica GSN. 302. 16. . 262. 212. 3.See genus Adina . 134. See Hibiscus a.388d adianthiferra . 3. G. 1. 16. 2. G.' This is the meaning in Hibiscus a. 16.28. See genus Asclepias. 178. 300 adoensis . Cordyla a. 18.222 aër. 1223.16. subsp a. a vessel.GSN. pl 148. Gisekia a.DSN. See Erica a. 234. Related.3. See Rangaeris . Celtis a. G. See Erica a. L.DSN.86 afra . . Menodora a..2. either an allusion to the epiphytic habit or delicate flowers (air flowers) or to the damp habits favoured by the species of this genus (mist flowers). changeable and anthos. . ... 118 adianthifolia .Stachys a. From adinos.. 12. L. to shame. 302 af .See Adonense. See Portulacaria a. 18. Artemisia a.316c. See Coccinia a.28. um.84... were first collected.Vernonia a. . See Commelina a.. 382 aeranthes . Of summer. or aer . For genus Aethiopicus. 302 affinis DSN. -11. Of Africa.1. Refers to the equinox. 118. Rangaeris is related to and an anagram of this. 16.1. L.C:\BOT-D-Kdoc ADISK073 Meaning of Scientific Names .43.1. came from the Cape. . L. 128b.. Aerides. 32a.L. . 398i. 5. Aeranthes.16. 1. var. In early botanical Latin aethiopica simply meant 'African'. Zantedeschia a. 170e. 212b .-a. 13. 2.46 aerva .DGN.Trachyandra a. var. 166e adina . a flower. noun base. 18.20.. From aer air and anthos flower. 28. probably an allusion to the long spur of the lip in the type species.

G. 24. 16.305 agon . 4. . 16. See genus Elaeagnus or species agropyroides. A thorn [acantha]. See genus Agathosma.G. 137. 206. .22b AI ai. 18... 10.G. See genus Hydrangea. Stomatanthes a. pleasant and osma. ..A vessel. See Acalypha .GSN. Agathis.140. See Acineta .A vessel.Indicates resemblance or connection.10. f.1.1. 54a. lead.1.138. Acanthephippium . 18.A gathering. From the Greek Akakallis who was a nymph and the lover of Apollo. .1.10. A kind of grass. . 13.G. A bugle. Changeable. See Ailanthus . 12. 18. 1.10. 16. Abrus preactorius subsp. Acrolophia.22.230.G. Plumbago.198. Adam Afzel. 22.g. meaning tree of Heaven..280 akelephe . . See genus Ageratum.10.1. .184 aischunomenos . See Acacia. moluccana. smell. 301.CSN. From agros. 310a.10. 24 agathisanthemum . 302 agapanthus . an allusion to the number of seeds.G. 24 agonis . Angophora. 29. Immoveable.16. 348a.Botany 7 africanum . not and gerras. Pyrenacantha.10. To shame.470 AK akakallis MGN. 172a. 22 akron DSN. See genus Acrotome. 194c. 404f agathos .180 akros DSN.. . Gossypium herbaceum subsp a. 38. 14. See genus Pyracantha. 304 ailanthus . From or of Africa. G. . 54a agape .28.16. 232.MGN. 12. 256e africanus . From ailanto native name of A. 10.DSN.498 ageratum . See also aggeion . thorn. 16. 14. kind of lead. 42.142. See Peltophorum a. See semper-. 1220 aggos .DSN. 162. . 22. . With flowers arranged in flower-heads.A nettle. 18.. 183.DSN. From agape. a.DSN. 18.DSN. See Aeschynomense. 13. See Acacallis 28. 1. Point.450 agathis . 16.1..DSN. See also aggos.G. 434d aggeion . 25 aiolos . ageraos DSN. a field and pyros.25 ailanto . 272. 16. 300 akampes . 16. From agathos.G.402 agathosma . L.1. L. Or.10. Thilbachium a.41 akme . 183 -ago . See genus Eragrotis and species agropyroides. 18.18. 300. See Agapanthus. 126. See Aeollanthus. referring to the pleasant aromatic smell of some species of this genus. 59.. Summit. See genus Acokanthera.16. A Greek name for Vitex agnus-castus.. G. 303. 1. Point. 448c azelia . . .40 akanthos . 90d AJ ajuga . 16. . 238a. See genus Agonis. 22. 148a. .G.See ad-. old age. G.24a.DSN. Good. See genus Ajuga. . Always. 16. without a yoke.400d. Ageless. meaning tree of Heaven.18. See genus Epacris. . Ball of string. noun base. 1219. Summit. 3.133 agrostis . a flower.12. perhaps because the flowers retain their clear colour for a long time..A native name of A. 174c AG ag.14. hence the common name or possibly from azygon. . 20. 1220. 350a.DSN.10.10.39 akakia . A field.C:\BOT-D-Kdoc ADISK073 Meaning of Scientific Names . 14.542 akok. .11. 301. 14 agros .G.18. Refers to the fruit cone's shape.1.24 agropyroides .G. Presumably from a. 14. being a reference to the shape of the cone scales. 18. a clew of thread. From akampes rigid. alluding to the 'lovely' flowers.574 . From agon. from plumbum. 28. See Raphionacme.1. Chaetacanthus or species myriacantha. . See genus Acacia. 3.G.. .DSN.DSN. wheat. Love.10. 16.14. a gathering or collection. Pleasant.62 akinetos . See genus Hydrangea. 14. Greek God of wind. 16. moluccana.GSN.272. L. See Aspharagus a. L.. meaning love and anthos. Hyperacantha.14. From Africa.

the pale mealy foliage stands out from the darker leaves of other trees.92 albucans . provided with. 151.306 alektruon DSN. Suffix with sense of 'belonging to. 18. .DSN. 383 aleurites .18. 134.28 albostellata . Also part of albomaculata.372f. In Faidherbia a. refers to white stems.DSN. L. 18. 222.. 216c albicuspa . 296g. Crassula a. 26.386 albanensis GSN. Albuca . 392 albostriatus DSN. Having white flowers. pl 170. Leguminales. In Crassula a. 190. See Kyllinga a.16. Densely covered with woolly hairs. from Leguminosae. 16.. becoming white . in connection.11.18. 104 albuca ..18. See genus Acrotome. 18.CSN. . A cock -[Alectra].it is inappropriate because most of the petals are red. . an allusion to the resemblance of the flowers to a cock's comb.76 alatum DSN. resembles a cock s comb. . 16. 16. 144.1. L. See Mystacidium a. 286c. 34e-g.252 albida . 254. Winged. Populus a. pertaining to'. See Albuca .c alectron . 238..CSN.. referring to Thabamhlophe. 339.104 albivenia . G.10. 18. 3. From albus. e.-is.DSN. 408. .d -ales . 176c. 372b. Albertus Magnus. . Thunbergia a. .68 albens DSN. 228 AL al.. 303.28.. 18. . Resembling the genus Alchemilla. 4.1. 2.92 albus DSN. Correa a.Winged. 18. See Erica a. dorsal from.26g. 148.18. alluding to a few species with white flowers.. 3. noun base.12. See Schrebera a. See genus Albertisia. See Haemanthus a.White.12. 21 aleuron . Family Albizzi.230 alchemilla -DSN.1. refers to winged petioles of the mature leaves. 10. used to form adjectives from nouns i. . with Prince Albert of Belgium. Cold loving. 16.DSN. White. it refers to the flowers.502 albostellata .DSN.12.1. 1220. 14. From Albany . . See Pelargonium a.412 aliceae CSN. G.16. Athrixia a.30. 260. 16.Botany 8 akrotomos . 302 alamania . See Acacia a. white or albicans.. .18. Nemesia a.108 albiflora .G... 206c alchemilloides . See Barleria a. 2.158. 18. Atalaya a.150d. A cock. 22.. . 368l. 16. 13.DSN.307.18.18. . L.16. Loxosylisa a. 122.122. South Africa. resembling.28.G. See Hemizygia a. L. .286. White.86 albescens DSN.e. G. 106. 334g. Cornus a. Becoming white.DGN. 13. -e. Densely white-woolly.L. 166d. White-veined.DSN. 18.196. 1222 . L. 18. Named after Alice Pegler. See Persicaria senegalensis forma a. From aleuron. 16.Becoming white..See ad-. Kniphofia a. Cut off sharply at the end. White striped. back.DSN. 368l alektor DSN. Dorsalis. Floury. subsp a. .54.90 albomontana DSN..CSN.18. a cock. now spelt Albizi. floury. . 16.14. See Alectra . See genus Rhipsalis. E Cape. 18. See Asclepias a. See genus Alectra.1.522 -alis . 392c.Suffix added to stem of name of type family to form name of order. For Knipofia albomontana. Referring to the seed in Sesamum a. L.1. . 18.434 alatus .14. 16.154 alectra . 5.1. In Polygala a. 47 alata . See Ipomoea a. 339 alba DSN. 103. Winged or wings. See Polygonum senegalense a. Linnaean name for a waterplant. . Zantedeschia a.18. 150.1. .DSN. 392d albotomentosa .1. . L.540 alisma . See Knipofia albomontana. A cock. 254. 5.1. 26. See Moraea a.G. 268.DSN.306 alepidea . 16 160a. Having white star-like hairs. 1223. Whitish. See Cyperus a.1. 21 algida DSN. Chironia a. Carlo Allioni.From albus white and montanum mountain. See genus Alectra.164 albiflos DSN. 244.DSN. From alectron.DSN.18. L. Eugenia a.128a albotomentosum . . Having white star-like hairs. 301.1. Thunbergia a. Arabic . the Zulu name for the type locality.. Tipped with white sharp points.84. . refers to the habitat of the plants.178 albizia .383. 10.. White flowers. .206c.416 alberta .1.1. .C:\BOT-D-Kdoc ADISK073 Meaning of Scientific Names . 238. See Barleria a.1. dorsum. becoming white.DSN.d alboaculata DSN. Not scaly. 18. 16.18. See genus Aleurites.DSN. 254.L.DGN. White-spotted.4. 26 albertisia CGN. 16.. or albicans.DSN.358d. 13.244.. 18. isia. Don Lucas Alamán. 18.156c. . Schrebera a. pl 161. Whitened. 16.10.84 allionii . Euonymus a.

18.e. Alpine.e. 52. See genus Allophylus. 18.14. 272.14. blunt-anthered. Food of Greek and Roman gods. In Stiburus a. . .DGN. 3. 339 alterno DSN.460 amarantos DSN.412 alpestris . . 18. 20.1. it alludes to the appearance of the leafy branches.GSN. 286d. Blunt.18. amellus . 1218 alternifolius . Uncertain. Chain.14. L.. Around. . 13. Named after Italian botanist Prospero Alpino. Indigofera a. the bitter aloes of medicine. 399 amajubica GSN.DSN.CSN. 46a. From alysis. 52.404 amaryllis . 5. After Amboina. blunt-anthered . See Lotononis a. 16. 218e.DSN. 142c amesiella .18. 1222 als . See genus Ammocharis. sand. Urgenia a.DSN.28. 12..C:\BOT-D-Kdoc ADISK073 Meaning of Scientific Names . Lover of the Alps. G. Immortal. In species Ximenia a.GSN. After the amaThembu people. 301. 384 ammobius . High. because the pod is restricted between the seeds 18.402 alsinoides . 1222 alpina GSN. G.G. blunt and antherus. 1221 americana .GSN. See Secamone a. Diverse leaves.chain and karpos. See genus Ambrosia. var. 16.G.290a. From the Alps. 100. .CSN.DSN. var linifolius 1 224.CSN.CGN. See Alepidea a.468 alstroemeria .L. dulled..528 altissima DSN.472 amblostoma . .18.ambi-. See Evolvulus a. In Erica a. round about. Named for Majuba mountain. See genus Alternanthera. Kohautia a. 18. 400g amb . See Ailanthus a.60 AM amabilis . 18. 154. 190. 22a alopecurus .1.94 aluns . foreign. 48 ammo. 334k. 1220. Of the high Alps.1218. 18. anthers. . Kohautia a. Baron Claus Alstroemer. . pl 19. Resembling the genus Alopecuryus.G. Alternate. 13.DSN. With alternate leaves.160. beauty. KZN.12. 14. -16. A fox's tail. the Cape or land previously known as Kaffraria. In compounds. 74a ammos . Name for Aloe bardadensis (Aloe vera)..16. From ambly-. . See Alysicarpus . . 4 americanus . 48a-g. From ammo-.DSN.220 ambiguus DSN. Plectranthus a. . 18.262 alpinus .3. G. 18.162 aloe .60 alysis DSN.14.DSN. Linnaeus named it after the Arabic name for aloe. Resembles the genus Alsine.10. Doubtful. From amblys blunt and stoma mouth. var a. alnifolia . 18..pl19.18. alluding to the flat appearance of the flower due to the lip being firmly adnate to the column. 28. different.DSN.526 ambyls DSN. .G. In compounds.11. The Latin name for Alder. sand.. 27 alysicarpus . fruit.MSN.DSN. 28. . From ammos.G. ovalis.1. 454I. See Amblostoma . 199. . 16. 13. Alepidea a. 40. 25. 16. dwelling on sand. 18. . 3. .510 alopecuroides DGN. . See Polygala a. . 256. From America. microphylla it refers to similarity with the American 'Hog Plum'.f. blunt obtuse. See Melolobium a.1. 3.350 . a Moluccan Island. 383 amboinicus . See Kolkwitzia k. 16.. .Botany 9 allo. 48 ambly.G. . 446d.184 ambrosia DSN.10.228. Aster a...MGN.14. 16.172 alpinum .... Leaves like the Alder.16.. grace.558 ambrosioides DGN. L. Sand beauty. . 5.1. Michaelmas. other.56 alpini . 18. 303. Sand. Polygala a. 48 amelanchier . 384 ammocharis . 339.DSN. 18. 302 ambigua . Derived from the amaThembu.74a. See Chenopodium a.GSN. See Gyrocarpus a.52 amatymbica . L. 450d.12. highest. In compounds. . 272. Amblyantherus. 12.383 allophylus DSN. var a. 1874-1950.202. 12. 18. inhabitants of Caffraria or in ref. Salt. Alepidea a. 384 amblyantherus . 13. 18. French name for A. sand and charis.18.CGN. G. another.. diverse leaves. See genus Oxalis. A countrywoman in the works of Virgil. See Gerbera a. Alpine. GSN. 339.10.10. 18. . 299. Professor Oakes Ames. dwelling on sand. 278. 152.10.297. See Maesa a.13. 13. See Plectranthus a. alloeh.28. meaning grass like a fox's tail .14. ammobius. strange.G. Ambrosialike.342. 303. Evolvulus a. G. See genus Amaranthus.GSN.10.

G.526. G. 304. Adrostachys or species triandra. delightful.172 AN an. flattened.52. See Heliotropium a. -um.DSN.G. Vessel. vine.16. relating to the skin from.18. See Veronica a. See amphi.DSN. 28. Hypercanthus a. again. . name.G. Anabaptistus.curved. with two kinds of fruit. renamed. 302.1.G. ano-. ampho-. From ankistron hook and cheilos lip.552 anchousa DSN. From amphi-. 18. 254. male and kymbion. 16. 384 ana. In compounds. receptacle. . 460.422 ampho G. . f. both.Botany 10 amoena . Pleasing. 13. above.13. In compounds. G. where it refers to bloodvessel-like spur. on both sides. destitute of.DSN. See Veronica anagallis-aquatica.78. 10. 22 -aneus . In compounds. crooked.18. because this genus has affinities with several other genera. 278. 304 amplexicaule DSN. . male. hence -anche as ending of names of poisonous plants.50f 54b-c 222c.. 18. 22. L. referring to the generous proportions of the corolla tube. 18.130 . DGN.166 andro. around. .14.10.10. 372e. Stem clasping. upwards.303.572 -anche .18. upwards.DSN. 49 ancistron -G. Amphicarpus. alluding to the hook-like rostellum which is curved back on itself. G. 12. 16. 400d ampelos DSN. See re-. back. See Cynanchum . . Wind. From andros. G.302. G. 10.. See Amphidoxa .14.. A paint used for the skin.304.14.. . double.14. 16.13. 13. 18. Enlarged. Wind-flower. 12. un-. lacking. 16. renamed.DSN. 16. From anchousa. From anemo-. 384 anacampseros . upon. 12 angio . 305. with general sense of increasing. Ending of names of poisonous plants.222. Cousin. a man and stachys. . wind-loving. 300 anemophilus G. 22. G.DSN.-a. 54b-c. See a-. .-andrus. 385 aneilema .DSN. . 32i anemone . .G. 18. 16. G.14. 14.16. 304 amphicarpus .430 anagelao DGN.2.134k anagallis . . Vessel.14. pertaining to the wind.14. 18.304 ampliata . 18. L. 272. . . 18. cutis.G.384 anabaptistus .1. around. 13. L. G.1. Bent.448 anemo. a small cup. 61.24c. p119. of two kinds. . compressed. wind-loving.andro-. From andros. ad-.1.14. From anagallis referring to the genus Anagallis which includes the scarlet pimpernel and aquatica. equivalent of Adonis.G. again and baptus. 304 amphidoxa . 18. 1218 andros .18.86 andromeda . n. 318a. See amphi.A male. Climbing plant. 49 ancyl DSN. on both sides and doxa. also of older.14.372e. 222c -andrus . In Ceropegia a. strengthening.. a herb that brought back love when touched.. 307 angeion . (2). . See Lobelia a. 256 amoenus . On both sides.. 24. G. with two kinds of fruit. L.70 anagallis-aquatica .332b. Indicates resemblance or material out of which something is made. In compounds before a vowel.382 anepsia DSN. wind giving.494. From ana-. Cutaneus.302. The daughter of Cepheus and Cassiopea who was rescued from the sea monster by Perseus.14.G. Male . a spike. -12. a paint used for the skin.Smilax a. G. decision. See genus Anagallis. ..86. 272 ancistrorhynchus -DSN. 18. skin. See Hydrangea. See Adenandra .14. 16. From ankistron hook and rhynchos beak. 18. 1221 anchusa . Anemophilus.(1). believed to remove sadness. 272. 1219.1. . 1. From anakampseros. -less.162 anceps DSN. 29. Greek name for Pimpernel plant. .16. Pleasant. In compounds. .14.DSN.1.C:\BOT-D-Kdoc ADISK073 Meaning of Scientific Names ..108. from nahamea. without. 385 androcymbium . . Greek name for Pimpernel plant. Without spaths (sheaths). See genus Anemone. Semitic origin.G. See ancho.G. Androcymbium. See Gardenia a. of two kinds.DSN.14.272. In compounds. See genus Calliandra. up.DSN. Two edged. referring to the hook-like mid-lobe of the lip. alluding to the male and female flowers being borne separately.DSN. 272 ancho .8. See genus Aspidonepsis.14. 278 amphi. See genus Anchusa.L.DSN. From amphi. 14. Fish-hook. See genus Ancylobothrys. angiosperm..168 aner .86 androstachys .212. .. 385 anemos G. . 16. . 1222. Trachyandra.28. handsome.G.G.Viscum a. . Stephanandra. 136h. See genus Aneilema. . growing near water.1. 20.. repeating. See Cissampelos.252 amphi . See genus Aerangis. . .14.G. male. 1221 ancistrochilus . noun base. . L. To strangle.MGN.stamens. Dec 2001. Crossandra.

Kyphocarpa a. 18.16.CSN. 74. L. a vessel and phero. . unequal.. Inequality.1. up. 52e. See Aërangis. Protea a.G. From Angola.546 angustifolium . Like unequal bristles. a.G.492. 146b.216. 5. var glabra. container.. pl 58.DSN. 16. 385 anisos ..28.. .330 angulicaule DSN. 18. 144e. 3.G. refers to the wartlike papillae that cover the fruiting capsule. abnormal. 1223 ano G.L. 55 anoektos . Latinised version of the Malayan name angurek. See Ancistrochilus. Crabbiea a.DSN. 118b angolense . unevenly toothed.a seed. 16. 208d aniso .DSN.1.208 anisodontus . uneven. 24.Gonatopus a. L. 242b. upon. 114d. 400b. Unequal. From ano. 248. a. Protea a. . Director-General of Mines in Peru.162.96e. See Vernonia a.220 anomalus . . Salvadora a.DSN. From anomalus.346. 49 annesorrhiza . See Asparagus a.162 angulatum DSN.iso]. . . with corners. 2.18. 3. . L. a case.. Chamaengis. . Anisodontea. From Angraecum.c.GSN. 358a angustifolius . Stenosemis a.. 414. alluding to the winged seeds. 29.. From an American Indian vernacular name for the custard apple. L. Trichodesma a. 3.1. From the Malay angurek for this type of orchid. 228g. Cleome a. [an . 192f. . 62.G. . abnormal and theca..DSN. L.12.. 248. .DGN. 55 anomala . 30. 62. G. winged.DSN. 18. . 16. 16. 364j. 1. and sperm. Rinorea a. 14. See Acalypha a.C:\BOT-D-Kdoc ADISK073 Meaning of Scientific Names . 16. See Dicoma a. 18.Botany 11 angiosperm .pl57. 234.88 angulifolia DSN. . Acalypha a. From aniso-. 16. 256. L.pl 41. 16.G. Angular leaves.96e. Anisodontus. 324. etc.10. Abnormal.. Acalypha a. Anthericum . a root. See Haworthia a. 386d ankistron . 124. Hypoxis a. referring to the petals. Pentanisia a. var glabra. 288b annona .G. G. 228. 29 . 222. See Jasminum a.16.16.568 angustata . . Merremia tridentata subsp. 200h anisata .Aristea a. small. Plants in which ovules are encased in an ovary. Angled stems.570 angusticladus .468. 94a anomatheca .10. 334h. 50 angulicaule DSN. ... Open. Angled. Maerua a. See Vernonia a..DSN.400.16. In compounds. 420g angophora . 16.28.158. considered an important and unusual feature. Podangis . 16. Like anise. . Hebenstreitia a. Monsonia a. Angled. Having narrow leaves.1. 385 anisochaetoides . 58b angustifolia .440 anguloa . Having narrow leaves. 154.DGN.28. See Solanecio a.10. 29 angos . 204e. L. ... 28..DGN. Lobelia a.. var. Having narrow cladodes [a leaf-like organ found in Asparagus species].12 angium . 18. See genus Anomatheca. subsp majubensis. Narrow. Anisochaeta.. the allusion is to the shape of the fruit.16. See Clausena a. Ancistrorhynchus . Eulophia a. 386g. . 154..14.Upwards. a. L. 400b.14. 50a. 148.. Deviating from the normal. 304. 96.43.28.G. See Anopterus . 86.406. .DSN. 36. From angeion.1. 5.28. Vessel. 74. See Abutilon a. See Scleria a. G. uneven for unevenly toothed. Hook . 13. L.16. 114. 208d anise . Sphenostylis a. See Anthericum a.1. 18. from their resemblance to some Angraecum species. 5. 356c angolensis . Cephalanthus a. for epiphytic orchids resembling Aerides. to bear. Don Francisco de Angulo. Having narrow leaves. See Pentanisia.396. 16. From anoektos open and cheilos lip. See Dolichos a. 92.. See Becium a.DSN..28.. 18. See Bulbine a.232. 94a-b anopterus . 54 angurek DSN. 346j. See genus Angraecum ..16. Anise. From aggos.See anisata .282 angulatus .G. . subsp. 50 angraecum .DSN.26. L.DSN. 153. referring to the open appearance of the lip achieved by a sharp bend on the isthmus which directs the apail part of the lip downwards. A vessel. 186c. . . pl 70. Acalypha a... Anisotoma. An abnormal capsule. Geniosporum a.. From Angola. See Anoectochilus . 128.DSN.134. 266. Periglossum a.1.16. G. 88f. a genus of African epiphytic orchids and opsis looking like. . Dicoma . 3. 18. Dolichos a. Sphenostylis a. above.304 anoectochilus . ana. 16. L. Struthiola. Vanda..377 angraecopsis . 428d.DSN.88 angulare .142 b annuus .1.18.. L. Grammangis.1. Cirsioides.1.DSN.126 angusta DSN. 5. Narrow. 18. Nerine a. 154. 256. .DSN..DSN.16.DSN. upward and pteron. See Aerangis. Annual. Corners. 56h. Angled stems or with angled stems. 18. 16. Merremia tridentata subsp a. . Pterocarpus a.582 anisotes .MGN. 18. 124.

in 1841. . See desmos.G. going before.. 272.. Phyllanthus. See contra.CSN. Cephalanthus. From antherikon.232. 272 anthylloides DGN.DSN.14. . Ilysanthes. dianthus. 24i -anthus . and de-. 261. 28. 22.242. Sisyranthus.L. 222a. 52c-f. Flower. 108.1. 150 antriplicifolia . Enkianthus. anything used for tying. 228. See genus Chrysanthemum. noun base. In modern botany anthers. a flower and cleistos. 1. 272.512 aphylla . 55 ant. 90e. Galanthus. 218. 232. Pointed ends. . Terminating abruptly in a short and often sharp point.16. asunder.346.556. . See Aeollanthus. particularly from geographical or personal names. from. 72 anthemon . A flower. 132. leucantha. closed.86. Helixanthera. Flower. See genus Apodolirion. 18. Cyrtanthus. 28. Agapanthus. 304. 272 anthera .16. Against. 13. stenanthus.298.184.G. n. From apo-. See Acokanthera.12.. See Ledebouria a. 16. nanthus. . From anti. 136. 302 apertiflora DSN.14.1. .. 303. See Antriplicifolia. Anthospermum. 18. The name for asphodel. 14.G.128.DSN. 1220.before a consonant. . a sail-yard and fero..542 apiculatus DSN. 108a anthe . L. myriantha . . 66. Flower.DGN.Plectranthus. down. 128.DSN. 1. Rananthera. Classical Latin name for parsley and celery. See Calanthe. 50e.10. melanthioides. Aeollanthus. Chamaeanthos. against. connection or possession by. Achyranthes. polypodantha. .424.DSN. Flowering.-a. away from. 50. 13. G. 302 antenna .248. referring to the seed vessel. 126b-f. See antennifera.18. 272. Helianthos.490 apium DGN. 16. 62. 308.16. for and demos. . 408d anthron . From. 386 apocarpus .1220 antonii . Chionanthus.C:\BOT-D-Kdoc ADISK073 Meaning of Scientific Names .416.268. 3. 92. micrantha. Coryanthes. 148b apiculata .160 apo. Before a vowel and h.. Clianthus. 98.14.DSN. 16.154. Antecedens.1. 236. In compounds. 1220. Because the leaves resemble those of the genus Atriplex. assistant botanist on Niger Exped. Anton Rehmann. 1220. Without a foot.. 262e -anus .88 anthoccleista . . See Pelatantheria. away. Antidesma . 18. 18. 28. for. 76. 302. 97.88 antherikon . L. . 3.374 anthemos .132.DSN. opposite to (not alternate with) petals. anti. 203. Chrysanthemum. 102. 14. Africanus.50.Hisperantha. 34b. Melianthus. 255.96. Aeranthes. See Gnidia a. . 76a-j. connected with.DGN.1.38. G.1. 16 60a-b. See Pogonanthria. the allusion is not clear. downwards. anthospermum . From anthos. G. Anthoccleista. preceding..L. Dianthus. . 54a. 16. a flower and sperma. From anti. 18.16.307. Strobilanthes. apo-. In compounds.12. f. to bear.1. 382 anthera .Cochleanthes. See genus Apium. pertaining to. A joint.G. 11. 156. Latin for leafless or apparently so. Alternanthera.DGN. Africa. a band. Lampranthus. n. See a-. Catharanthus. 86. Stylosanthes. .Botany 12 ansellia . free. In Tacezzea a.14. 14. Strophanthus. like and rhin.386 apod DSN. used to form adjectives from nouns.47252 8. Hesperantha. See anthos. the name for asphodel. opposite to.146 anthos . 99. 3. 301.552. 16. 254. 22. Calanthe.. Tapinanthus. 18. 1219. See Antirrhinum. Antipetalus. Cryptophoranthus. Before a vowel and h. 188a. 5. 108a antennifera . 150 AP ap. -um.. 301. 13. See ad-. Prostanthera. 16. 18. From antenna.G. John Ansell. . See Erianthemum. 300.DSN. From anthos. 106. cryptantha.G.G. 302d.166. G. 300.154. . 134c. 96e. . it alludes to the hair-like leaf tip. 310-e. Indicates position.CSN. 136e. Refers to the use of bark of one species for cord. 34.16. Calycanthus. 16. Also suffix with sense of belonging to. Disanthus. against dysentery. See Hermannia a. African from.68.Before. . 91. 12. Resembling Anthyllis. 45. 216. 34b.118a.1. 408d.G. 22. Exposed flowers. away from alluding to the carpels that are free from one another. out of. 16. 220a anti.458. Phyllanthus. 359. 300. . . 14. 106. 174. a seed .pl. . 28. Hybanthus. 256.2. See Sclerochiton a.450. Stylosanthes.L.14.3. Haemanthus. L. 444b. See Thunbergia a.304.1.48. 200. 10. 52h. in combinations the Latinised form -anthus is treated as masculine. a snout. oianthum. Cimonanthus. Antidysentericus. 302. 178a.106 .18.28. Apocarpus. See genus Ansellia. 386 antidesma . 54.528..11. 18. 146.G.386 antriplex .G. .13. ap-.14.G.G. 3. G. 16.. 72.Like. G. 12. 18. Diaphananthe.64. 88. See genus Anthericum. A sail-yard. 18.138. 18.352.14. 220a antirrhinum .49.292 anti . 16. See Bonatea speciosa a.14.132 anthericum . Mesembryanthemum. 28. with carpels free from one another. 304 ante.408. 129. Eranthis.382.380.

Genus Arbutus. 388 argyrolepis . 372e. 10. 16. Silver-leafed. See Helichrysum a. 180c.10.DSN.14. See genus Argemone. Arabia.136 arabis . .14. Veronica anagallis-aquatica.DSN. .10. spear-shaped anthers.424 aquifolius . silver. 272. In Drypetes a. 76b apon . 276.14. Appendix-that which hangs. Argyrocalyx.GSN. See Cerastium a. . 350f. 339 AR ar.1. 18.DSN.. Strawberry tree.. 56 arachnoides . 304 arcuata DSN. .. 356e arachne .16. . G.DSN. first. G. 1223. 16. silver.d.G.. Pachycarpus a. . 302 arabidis . G. A Lily without foot or stem.516 arenicola . 18. See Crassula globularioides subsp. Silvery. 13.84 appendiculatum .DSN. hence eye cataract. From argyros. . 18. 18.18.186b. a. 16.G. argyrophylla.28. 16.DSN. 378 argemos DSN.L. a pod. See Clethra a. 140. 18. persistent. chief.452 ardis .1.122. . Named for the Araucanian natives of South America. Sharp.1..546 apten . See Habenaria a. For Mussaenda a. Wingless. Slate coloured. 182e araliacea . . 18. L.18. 212 argr. L.DSN.DSN.286a araucaria .DSN. Ipomoea a. pl 174.190. Cussonia a. Stengaotaenia a. See canoargentea . alluding to the capsule valve. 134a.DSN. 18. From its native name Araucanos. Cobwebby.G.Water. G. which the plant was believed to cure. 276. See Helichrysum a.DSN.18. 136.See ad-.DSN. 304. latus-side. . 4.1. G. From ardis. G.. Silvery. 272. See Cassia italica subsp.184a. pl 145. G.1.84 apongeton . Very silvery. 12.110 argyrocalyx .2. . Mentha a.82 appendiculatus . L.G.252 argenteus . 56 arachnis .. 16.1.1.DSN. 374e-h.346.14.16.DSN. 301. . with silver calyx. . 23.10. See Mentha a.188b. 388 argyreum .DSN.DSN. L. 32 ardisia . See Dierama a. argyrosphaerum.DSN. 13.DSN.14.10. See Stachys a. Dec 2000. See Heteromorpha a. . 148 arche. a.130 ardesiaca DSN. See Pelargonium a. origin unknown. . See genus Ardisia. 30 arborea . Not falling off. In compounds. 31 arcaeum . Silver scales. From arachne spider. Dweller on the heights.. Cyrtorchis a. Silvery. silver and lobion.5.1. Nerine a. See Gladiolus a. L.420.DSN. primitive..5. first. . Spider. Sand loving. 16.Botany 13 apodolirion . Arcuate or arching. G.212 arguta . refers to dull slate blue flower colour. 1220 arachnoidea . wingless. Growing in or near water. . .. . Having appendages such as hairs. With leaves like holly. Covered with entangled hairs giving the appearance of a spider's web. See Moraea a.24. 442. From apten. . See Apongeton . 18. Resembling the genus Aralia of the Araliaceae family. and genus Argyrolobium.DSN. 170 AQ aquatica . See Helichrysum a. from the fancied resemblance of the flower to a spider. 122 argyros . From Arabia.378 aptenia . 16.1.A point. 232. the branches. From argyr-. 339.438g.DSN. . Dwelling on sand.266 . 286b arbutus . 97. 190. . 18. 272e argentissimum . . 16.MGN.110.DSN.DSN. . . a capsule which is retained on the plant even after the seeds have been released. . it refers to the sharp toothed margin or tip of the leaf. 134a aptosimum .124. White spot. See Arachnis. 18.GSN. water and geiton. 124. a point an allusion to the acute.. In the form of a tree. In Senna italica subsp.16. See genus Aptenia.. 18.16.202g. a. Having appendages.DSN.212 argyrolobium . with silver calyx. 272.h argyrophylla . 14. Tree-like. See argyrolobium. L.28. .1. 32 arenaria .10. Chief.DSN. 18.G.G. neighbour .C:\BOT-D-Kdoc ADISK073 Meaning of Scientific Names . 16.180c.G. 16.2. 10.12. From a not and ptosis deciduous (which in turn comes from ptosis meaning fall ) and refers to the fruit . . Original. 182. From apon. . L. growing in sandy places. 304 archi. . 339 arborescens .

because the reed-like stems of this species inspired Blume to base the name of the species on this. G. 389 asclepias .28.302. From ascos bag and kentron spur.14. A bear. description of new plants. Rough.DSN.DSN. 332c. 316c.114. like ear of barley.See ad-. See Helichrysum a.Botany 14 argyrosphaerum . See Hirpicium a. -e. 18. 57 ascolepis .1.Meaning of .206. pl 64 aromaticum . delightful.454 -arium .. See Dalbergia a. 389 arthron . Reed. Hypoestes a. Bag. delightful.. 58 aspasio . .528 asperata DSN. From argyros. noblest.Ashton. 176b armerioides . G. David Arnot. referring to the leaf shape of the type species. Named by Dioscorides from a closely related shrub. See genus Pogonarthria.DSN. 389 arundina .13. Arctotheca. 58 aspera DSN. 16. more probably.DGN. Glad. 18. Artemis.1.376 -aria DSN. scale . Persicaria .. . 308. 18. 18.1.220 arnotii .DSN. Joint.14. from herba.12. Having an awn.DGN.DSN. 302 -ascens .1.28. 28. becoming purple.500 -arum . 452c artemissiifolia DGN. 308.412 aspalathos DSN. provided with. L. A. 85 artos . See Asparagus a. in honour of Aspasia.396. alluding to the large spur on the lip. 33 arpophyllum . . Arthrodactylus (adjective). See Ambrosia a.14. starry from stella.DGN. 56 artemisia .C:\BOT-D-Kdoc ADISK073 Meaning of Scientific Names .16.470 aristos . G. See Ascolepis . pertaining to sand from arena. See genus Lagenaria. From Asia.28. 18. 3. . .G. See Habenaria. Caularthron.MGN.DGN. See Flagellaria.1.150 asparagoides . 330g. a sphere.18. .100 aspasia .516 -aris . 220. See Erica a. 18.G. 388 aristata DSN. refers to the long spur. .. . G.428 askos DSN. From asparagos after the name given to the edible asparagus.558 -aria . 52. Suffix with the sense of 'belonging to.436 aristea . A scented bush. From askos. 3.18. 18. Possessing.Like.G. 57 ashtonii CSN. Armed with thorns.Present participle ending used in forming adjectives to indicate a process of becoming but also a lack of full attainment.28.84 aspalathifolia DGN.14. G. -um. 16.G.. L.416. 18.84 ascos .212 aria DSN. G.580 ascocentrum DSN.1. 18.134.G. . 18. See Achyranthes a. See genus Aristea. From arundo reed. See Ascocentrum . 182a. Stellaris. .550.18. See genus Arctotis.GSN. From harpe sickle and phyllon leaf. In compounds.18. .G. Indicates connection or possession. the best. bladder and lepis.438f. var a. var a. 26. Pseudarthria . a Greek mythological god of medicine. G. Leaves like Aspalathus.28. Rough with points or hairs. 57 arundo .14. 76. the Athenian wife of Pericles. 18. silvery and sphaera. G. 33. . See genus Aspalathus. 312d-f. . . L. 52. Indicates process of becoming.-a.. . Leaves like Artemisia. spicatum.558 arthro. Genus Asclepias named after Asklepios.18. Purpurascens.206.h. . See Verbena a. See Encephalartos. resembling. 305 -arius . 16. Bladder. 16. Trachyandra a. . 18. See Arundina .5.28. Named after H. 390a. From aspasio glad.18. 18. . sand. star.DGN. Talinum a. Herbarium.1. .g. 396c aronia .16. noun base. 88e-f. See Delosperma a. jointed. it refers to the tips of the leaves. herb. in allusion to its pretty flowers or. purplish. Best. . In honour of the Greek goddess of chastity. 10. Resembles Armeria.18.. Descriptiones plantarum novarum. See Striga a. 368e askion DSN.14. . See genus Diascia.MGN. See Pearsonia a. Fruit. 16. 16. bearded awns. L. .378 asiatica . 58a asparagus . -16. See Aspasia. .32. A variant of -alis used after the stem ending in l. 140. Resembling asparagus. 238. hence incomplete manifestation. Bearing beards. Bladder.G..88 .DSN.260. collection of dried plants.Indicates a place where something is done or a container.CSN. 120.276.MGN. In Aloe a. 18. Bread. Aromatic. 88e-f aristigera DSN. 57 AS as.28. 16. Arenarius.16.10. See Petalidium a. 308 arktos DSN. 18. -is.G.576. 76.14. From aristos.18.332 armata . .

376 attenuatum DSN. pl 179. The Assyrian Venus. 18. with furrowed seeds. L. .DSN.204d.See ad-.13. 18. 16.]. 301. 250d astarte MGN.200 AT at. a tongue. 308. suffix to nouns indicating incomplete likeness or inferiority. noun base. no hairs. 302. Deep red.A fern genus. 426j.DSN. See Athrixia . 316a aspido . See Osteospermum a..16.1220 augea . . 391 .DSN. Aster. Oleaster. The possession of these hairs is a diagnostic feature of the genus within the Convolvulaceae. Asplenium. In compounds. 150. as on seeds. Dark purple. See Astartea.1. Rough. 160d athanasioides . olea. 16. noun base.418.GSN. The Atlas mountains. See ad instar Latin for similar to.542 aspharagus . 16.DSN. G. caput. Starry. 78. With leaves like a fern.c astero. .128b. 254.MGN.306 atropurpureum DSN. 10. and refers to the glabrous receptacle. Star-Ipomoea. .G. wild olive. Blackish or very dark purple.-a.1.12. .14. 18. 38. . 124. a shield and glossa.578 atropurpureus . See Monsonia a. . A shield. furrow . 86e atrosanguineus . Sylvaticus. with a head. 1218 aucuba . 1221 atriplicifolia .1. Derived from astron. furrow. L. 33 aster DGN. 13. (1) Indicates possession or likeness. 308 -atilis . saxum. Indicates place of growth. . G. indicating an action made or done. Fucatus. See Selago a.MGN. a star and loma a fringe and alludes to the tufts of hair inside the corolla of most of the species. Pachycarpus a.DSN. A star. 168.168. -um. 12.282 asplenium .G. 18.144. .1. G. 34. 13. From aspharagos. 268.392a.CSN. a reference to the star-shaped hairs which cover the leaves and stems of the species of Astripomoea.1.10.b. 16. See genus Cotoneaster. Persicaria a.-a. . Derived from Astarte an Assyrian Venus.DGN. .300. . provided with or pertaining to. G. 10. An awn [Awn bristle-like attachment.DSN. See Astroloma. 16. hence is often applied to the wild equivalent of a cultivated plant. 16. . 339. -astrum.CSN. 1223 attenuata .1. 5. Saxatillis. Astripomoea.1. 312a. 326b. 148. 16. .580 asplenifolius . . (2) Perfect participle ending of verb of First Conjugation. coloured (provided with colour) from to colour.14. 268.278. astro-.109.CSN. Narrowing to a point. Rough leaves.1.332 -atus . 18. a wood. Narrowing to a point. 16. 18. . See asplenifolius.14. From aspidos. -um.12.. In Acacia a.. 14..14. L. See Schizoglossum a. subsp africana . 391 aulacospermus . 16. G.16.G. Aulacospermus. 58a-g aspidoglossum . . See Corchorus a. 390 AU aubrieta . fucare. 33 astartea .548 asperum DSN.308 atlanticus . 18. From Aokiba.544. See Aspidoglossum. See astro-. from aulac-. 389. 2. 310a.300. the Japanese name laurel. 3.250d. 34. . scattered thorns. See genus Aucuba.DSN. Or..168. having irregular thorns. Johan Andreas Auge. .. -e.152. See Gladiolus a. See Thunbergia a.10. . 268.DGN. 18. . . A star .DSN. From ather an awn an allusion to the fine awn-like tips of the incolucral bracts. Aspidonepsis. .440 asystasia . Phymaspermum a.DSN. 240.10.DGN.C:\BOT-D-Kdoc ADISK073 Meaning of Scientific Names . 302 ataxacantha . 16.446c ather . See Brachymeris a. . 304.12. 13. Irregular thorns. 18.1.1. 34. 297 aulac. 454b. 12. 376e athrixia .DSN.1. . 426a -aticus .14. the edible asparagus .Botany 15 asperifolius DSN. Leaves resemble those of genus Atriplex.210. L. 18. Capitatus. . See Xysmalobium a. stellate. See Pachycarpus a. Derivation of name for genus Asystasia unknown. 426a atherstonei . 14. 34 astron DSN. 389 astripomoea .14.10. 16. .5. 305. See Cotoneaster.12. noun base.-is. noun base.. 1220. Aster. . With furrowed seeds. belonging to the woods. 16. from silva. William Atherstone.-astra. Similar to the genus Athanasia.G.10.1. 448b -aster . 13. pl 129 astroloma . Indicates place of growth. dwelling among rocks. Claude Aubriet. flowers etc.10.G. In compounds.

13. 292e.GSN. Southern African or South African. 10.14.DSN.DSN. 12. 438. 272 aurantiaca .GSN. Plumbago a. gripping from to hold. Asclepias a.1. From aule.. Golden. See Crocosmia a.230.DSN. 388b austro-africana .. pp31.166c.G.310 aureo-nitens DSN.G.G.1. 172. Blue. See Crotalaria laburnifolia subsp. 36a. From aureus. 16.C:\BOT-D-Kdoc ADISK073 Meaning of Scientific Names . aut-. 18.488 australis . .1.See Rhododendron .512 AV avonia . 16. 134j AX -ax . Between yellow and red.288 auriculata . 276. 18.368i. In Buddleja a. var a.312 aureus . .1. L. refers to shape of stipule. 18. 192. In Macrotyloma a and Macrotyloma a.Botany 16 aule . golden and shining. 42 azurens . . ... See Abutilon a. Calpurnia a.Origin unknown. For Gladiolus a . perhaps referring to the coppery-orange undersurface of the petals. From aureo-nitens.470 . See Helichrysum a. self. Axillary.14. subsp glabra it refers to the position of the flowers. golden. 78. In compounds.GSN. . 172 aureum . . .e.3.250. 16. auto-.82 aurantiacus DSN.234.. See Crocosmia aurea.10.26 aurantiaca DSN. orange. 304. . Without a yoke. A. See Helichrysum a-n. 56. 1222. 304. yellow.12. In compounds.G. Orange-yellow. because it shares its habitat or lives in close proximity with plants of that genus. 18. Hermbstaedtia odorata var a. 184g. and Macrotyloma a. J N Azara. L. Nidorella a.DSN.42. . verb base. 12. 18. . Golden and shining. .DSN.44 aurea .204 AZ azalea .16. L. See Cynoglossum a. Orange-coloured. Tenax. 158. L.124. 339.. 391 autumnalis . 202l.1223. .3. 13. tube. For Gerber aurantiacus .10. pl 16. 196. Pipe. 16 88g. 222. tenere. 26. Southern African.Uncommon ending with sense of inclining to or apt to . 2.364d. a. Flowers in autumn. 2.440e. .1. 136. 230. L. 238. 250 aulojusticia . In Helichrysum aurea. 16. 1223 azygon . L. Gerbera a.. 1223 auricoma .DSN. See Aulojusticia. See Scabiose a. See Sutera a. subsp a. Southern African or South African. pl 176 austroafricanum ..16. 302. G. From the latin meaning orange-yellow . 18. . Having an ear-like appendage.300i. 18. See Hermannia a. 298d. . 18. L. 16.DSN. .. Hygrophilla a. L. it refers to the incolucral bracts. Corcosmia a. Barberetta a.5. Eucomis a. var monocephalum. Sandersonia a. 16 186i. Golden or beautiful. 12. 5. Southern. 16.302 aureonitens .1.10. . 348a..16.DSN.14. 18. flute.14. Calpurnia a. Mitriostigma a.1. 23.1.DSN. subsp a. 13. . 18. March 2003. although not a parasite upon them. Abode.CSN. 3.DSN.. self. 424. from the genus Justicia. 304. L.18.310..466. abode and justicia. M.G. 250 aulos . 1. Ruspolia hypocalymma var.. 340a austro-africanum . 13. 308 axillare . Jamesbrittenia a. . . L.Cavacoa a.1. 35 azara . 391 auto. 16. Golden haired. 152e aut.GSN.DSN. .152. i. Pertaining to autumn. See Ajuga. 339.

18. 386e. . -1. L. 59 barkeria . 72. F M Bailey.498 barberae ..206 banksia . 16.76. Named after J G Baker. James Backhouse. 350d barbatus -DSN. black igneous rock used as test for gold. 303. . 18. 274. was the first to collect this plant in Natal.CSN. Barbosa. 16.DSN. 18. . L. Bearded..390bf. f.DSN. Sir Henry Barkly.CSN. 339. Chironia b.1. 12.G. . refers to black seeds. 18.CSN. . See Cotyledon b. 18. 454b. 1842-1909.488 barringtonia . 160 barbata . Base. 12. 16. Latinised version of an Afrikaans word. 122.538 basis . 22c balsamina . See Plectranthus b. 272 .DSN. (baboon). 218. George Barker. Heavy . pedestal.320 barbeyi . See Rhipsalis b.CSN Frans Bachmann for Watsonia b. 18. 248.392d.460 bachmannii . 59 barklya . See Tinnea b.10.CSN. . .4. Eulophia ovalis subsp b.. To throw. 195 bachmanniana CSN.28. bobbejaan. 18.CSN.CSN.1. . 324a. 398e-j. .1. 156f barbosae . pl 166.18. .18.GSN.1. 16. L.10.f. L. because baboons are said to eat this bulbous plant.540 bachmannia .230 barbertoni . 272 basananthe . 43. Thomas Baines. 1223. Dutch.Senecio b. Origin unknown.CSN. See Momordica b. 252. 16.MGN. . Of Barberton. 232.12. ob 1845. . 256d. Dr João Barbosa Rodrigues.GSN.198. 322a barleria .CSN. 46 barklyi . Named after F.28.G. See Hibiscus b. 301.158. 43 baileyi . G. 180.582 barberetta CSN. 270d.476. Bachmann. 16. 1222 bainesii .396e-h. 94. 27 barys DSN. Pertaining to Barberton. . See Aster b..CSN. . 66 barbosella . f. Touchstone. 12. Dye. See Tavaresia b. .14. See Senecio b. 18. See Habenaria b.Botany 17 B BA babiana .CSN.CSN. . pl 35. 16. 5.j. Sir Joseph Banks. See Lotononis b. . See genus Basananthe. 46. 94I baccifera .10. 1220. Bearded.G.16. G. 18. 42 baeckea . 16.16.14.10. 304.440 balanos . 5. Abraham Baeck.DGN. 13. 392 backhousia . 16. Mrs Mary Elizabeth Barber. 110a barbertonicus .3.1.Tephrosia b.Rhipsalis b.. 299 baphia . 434a. .1.2. Frans Bachmann.e basanos DSN.16.CSN. 272 ballien . In genus Baphia refers to dye from the heartwood of tropical African species. Sir John Barkly. See Eulophia ovalis b.CSN.1. See genus Barberetta. . William Barbey. 16. 13.MGN..14. Bearing berries.1. . Daines Barrington. Acorn.394h. 13. See Sporobolus. Mary Barber (neè Bowker) who with her brother. 116f bakerianus .CSN. 88. . Like balsam.414.436. 216. . .C:\BOT-D-Kdoc ADISK073 Meaning of Scientific Names .10.CSN.46.1. 10.e. Rev James Barrellier .CSN. See Brachystelma b.. Named after Mrs.18. .

160. Berzelius.16. subsp b.446 bersama . sage. . 1220 berchemia . L. From Benguela. 34.426h.. Beautiful.16.10. From bis.. From batos. Kniphofia b. 16. 12. See Bechium. 172b.d bergiana CSN. 3. pl 182.18. 294a berberis .228. J C Bequaert.47.352. Schizoglossum b. From Basuto Land (Basutoland). From Bechion. L. two..CSN. The Ethiopian name for this genus. See batophylla. 150. a similar plant that grows in Spain.16.1. refers to lip. is not found 5. duchess of Beaufort. Leopold Richard Baur.CSN. arrow and peronne.12.1.Botany 18 basuticus . Two toothed.250. 18.49..CGN. a province in Angola. Latin name for Water Cress. . See Hirpicium b.GSN. Mary. 170a. 18. See Commelina b. 392 biaristatus .10.408 behnia CSN. 47 bechion .382 batesiana . 98. Named after Rev. (Lesotho). Hesperantha b.CSN. a member of the daisy family. The name for colt's feet. 16. famous Swedish chemist. 49. leaf.16. 5. 28. 1. See bellidioides .10. 112.12. referring to the bristles on the achene.18.28.426 begonia . 270f. . A place where Leptactina b.424d. especially a dart or arrow. f. .GSN.GSN.CSN. 136d bellium DSN.CSN. 392 bicaudata .10. the Arabic name for the fruit . See genus Berula.230 bella . 330c. 18. See Bifrenaria. Two coloured. 48.188. 16. patron of botany. used to alleviate a cough. 330c.DSN. Eucomis b.DSN. See Silene b. 18.pl173 bequaertiodendron . .156. See Tridactyle b.DSN. 299.16. 14.1. G. 339 bellidioides . Biaristatus.DSN. 90e. 1. Named after Peter Bergius. .16.h. pl 180.. Resembling Bellium. J W Bews. M Berchem..L. GF. 214c berula L.458. 14. 16. 10. 16. 10.128 bicolor DSN. 12. . twice and dens.CSN. 18. See genus Berkheya . .MGN. 5. 16.444 biennis . 18. alluding to the two teeth on the dry one-sides fruit. n. 16.1.CSN. 160.318. 16. See Asystasia b. 10.334. Missile. 13.14. Michael Begon. L.H erschelia. 358a. 3. subsp galpinii.DGN.C:\BOT-D-Kdoc ADISK073 Meaning of Scientific Names . Named after Dutch botanist Jan le Francq van Berkhey. var confecta.220. India.N. 32b.DSN. . Two. 1223 .MGN.14. French governor of San Domingo.138. 234c batos .5. . 102h. 268. 52 bewsia . Herschelianthe b. .DSN. used to alleviate a cough. 11. 16. two-awned. 272 benghalensis .296 berzelia . 2. due to the leaf resemblance.16. 1218. . 428c becium .. 18. 13. 13. In compounds. . a tooth. two. 18. See Rhus b. 78e-f. Two-tailed. 304. Bramble. Named after Danish botanist Behn. 266.16. See Gasteria b.200 betula . 18. .L.d. . 16. .11. bramble and phyllon. Two-awned from bi-. referring to the arrow-shaped connective. 174a baurii .218.Ranunculus b. . See Justicia b. and the name for sage.4.61.CSN. a band. 16. Of Bechuanaland (Botswana). . Dr O' Sullivan Beare.GSN. 297 BI bi . 135.1. 166b beaufortia . . See genus Behnia. In Schizoglossum b. 20. . . subsp pachyglossum. . 301. See Berkheya b. John Bates. Rhodohypoxis b. 134. 16. 272 bauhinia . .1. 180. 48 belos . L.1. From Bengal..G.108.238 bidens .CSN. pl 75. . 456f. . 18.10. A member of the daisy family. 52 betonica .396b. . Dietes b.CSN. From belos. From Berberys.1. .G. 18. 346i bechuanense .508 BE beareana .136g. 138. See genus Bidens. Roman name for birch. 50c batophylla . See Dianthus b. the name for the plant 'colt's foot'.DSN. Franz Bauer. Genus Bauera. 18. G. 240c. See Cassia abbreviata b.G. See Rhodohypoxis b.MGN.334 berkheya .DGN.b.228.448 benguelensis . 3. Gnidia b. 60 bi. Biennial. .292.10.1.. 346i.e. 135. .L. 111. A variation of Vettonica. . Johannes ( Jean) and Casper (Gaspard) Bauhin. 136d beloperone . 130.. 270.

68. 16.570 bojeri . 54. Twice-cut. M Boissier Lamartinière. 120a. able to change. of botany at Padua ..432 -bilis .1.DSN. See Sclerocarya.C:\BOT-D-Kdoc ADISK073 Meaning of Scientific Names . Named after Harry Bolus. Named after Dutch botanist Karl Blume. 238.DGN.64a borealis .Botany 19 bifrenaria . 168.G. an ox and phonos.10.18. Eyelid.160. Hydrocotyle b. 224a boerhavia VSN. pl 21. G. A bulb. subsp b. 3. This character distinguishes the genus from Maxillaria.. 360f bilabiata .404f bolbos G.14. Carissa b. 28.524 blandfordia . Ox-killer. George Marquis of Blandford. See blepharis. See Tragia and Hieronymus Bock. See bidens. 86. 14. Dr Harry Bolus.574 bollea . with pitted seeds.G. . 18.CSN.CSN. Twice.L. . Dr Harry Bolus.1.CSN.396. 53 boscia . 18. 63 boophane . 395 . G. 248.. . Leschenaultia b. . Indicates capacity or ability. twin-flowered. 330c bispinosa . verb base. 31 bonariensis GSN.490 blepharon . 1222 boronia .DSN. From bous. Bothryospermus. With two lobes. 248.128. Named after Louis Boivin. 368f. .DSN. See Blumea. it describes the corolla. pit. . Named after H. 28. great Dutch physician. charming. A point. . 302a. .28. Two flowered.CSN. 168d.10. 18. See Gonatopus b. 394f. 61 blighia . From bi two and frenum rein or strap. an allusion to the bract. Cotton. 5. 299 blastos .Verbena b. 208.CSN. 16.DSN. See genus Bolboschoenus. . 18. . Boerhaave. 297 bolusiana . See Canavalia b. 16. Peperomia b. 302.12. 16. From blepharon. subsp b.378 boivinii CSN. 3. Two-lipped. 308b -bius . .1. .420 bolusiella . 28 birrea . 61 bletilla . . See Ipomoea b. 126a bombax . 16. 110e. Harry Bolus.DSN. birr. double-living. In compounds.442 BO bock . prof. L.1. 18. . 200. . Sir Harry Bolus. Amphibius. eyelid.1.America. 273 blepharis DSN. 339 bios ... It refers to the seeds that resemble those of cotton. 18th century.276 bolusanthus .16.16.234e bis . twin-flowered. 14. Named after Guiseppe Bonato. 16. .GSN. n. 16.CSN. 13.16. 60 biflora . L. 16. Life.. . Dr Harry Bolus . See genus Boerhavia.28. m. 414 bipinnatifida . See Tieghemia bolusii. . Bulbostylis.L. Captain Bligh..540 bonatea . . Not apt for Monsonia b. .5. var leptostachya 1. In Satureja b. 16.DSN.28. in Senagambia. South African botanist. Francesco Boroni..1. 272. Louis A G Bosch . 393 BL blanda . It becomes -abilis with verbs having the infinitive in are and -ibilis with those in -ere and -ire.12.CSN. mild.DSN. From Bonaria. 28. 62 bolusia . 18.G. 166a bolusiana CSN.4. 148d bossiaea .1. .98.CSN. G. -a.4.566. Xylobium .G. In compounds.14.. See genus Tribulus. slaughter. 30 blumea CSN.. 68.14. L. .CSN. 222. North. . .CSN. 60. Bland.4. alluding to the 2 strap-like stipites joining the pollinia and the viscidium. 110. Diminutive form of Bletia a genus of American orchids to which their flowers bear a resemblance. See Berkheya b.MSN. pleasing. -living.-is.12. Don Luis Blet.G.G.1.. 54 bothr.CSN.DGN. eyelash.18.16. as inflorescences are one-to-threeflowered. Wenzel Bojer.568.CGN.10.DGN. See Ipomoea b. f. variabilis. 273.CSN. 308 biloba . 18. Two-spined. 134. See Dendrobium. Agathisanthemum b. . Ginko b. See Sesbania b.220 birch . Betula . 16. m. 270. 386h. 16. .28. 62 bolos DSN. L. 1834-1911 18.CSN. 11. .A goat.116. 36. In Striga b. Based on common name for this tree. 108a. See Bossiaea b. Eyelash. S. 273 bletia . in pinnate manner. . in Buenos Aires. Shoot. See Cassocephalum b. Bulbophyllum 18. 132.14.18. Dr Carl Boll. 18. pl 88..1.1. See Peperomia b. 334c bolusii .14.

304.b. 395 botrus . Short See genus Brachysema. 63 bothry. . pit. 18. 142 botryoides .1.. 12.A cluster. Like a bunch of grapes. From brachys.242 bowkeria . short and stelma.14. like a bunch of grapes.2.1. 16. Crassula pellucida subsp b. Brachycarpus. 140.G.Botany 20 bothriochilus . 96d. 18. .G. short and glossa. G.56.CSN.10. See Kohautia caespitosa var b. See Crotalaria b. garland.582 brachycarpa . In compounds. 394 brachiaria . bunch. -botrys.CSN. Sr Antonio Musa Brassavola . James Henry Bowker. See genus Anvylobothrys. 66 brassavola . See genus Boophone . a tongue. 18. usually erect.G. See genus Eriobotrya.14.508 bowkeri .C:\BOT-D-Kdoc ADISK073 Meaning of Scientific Names . . . 236. . 3. With pitted seeds.324a. 278 brachypetala .172. brachymeris . 158a.DSN. m. 130.146 brachypodus DSN.1.14. Also in species brachypetala. See Aloe. 12 brachiata .1. Brachycorythis. 60. .1. (2). 63 bothrion . . wreath.CSN. referring to the short bracts that surround the disc.14.. 64a. Brachystelma .28. A furrow or trench. brachium. See Bothriochilus .362. Having bracts. 258. 18. . MGN.DSN. G. 354 brakhus . 270. 16. 170a. William Brass botanist illustrator who collected in Guinea and South Africa for Sir Joseph Banks. 16.330a bracteata .12. See Dermatobotrys .b. 299 bous . 400i bougainvillea .346 bouvardia . . 1. 395 bothryospermus .1. pl 67. 298.DSN.32 BR brachialis . 56 brachystachya DSN.78. . . From bracts at the base of the flower stalk in Combretum b. . 218. . Small hollow. With bracts. raceme. 18.DSN. . Botryoides. 16. with short fruit Brachystelma. . 24. 50d. . See Knowltonia b. Pelargonium b.140 brachium .(1). Liparis b. 273 botrys .Short. . 12 brachy.G. Named after James Henry Bowker. an arm.428e brachyloba . Having short fruits. from bothr-. From brachys. a cloak. Louis de Bougainville.1.G. 10.CSN. Bearing short spikes. 394.(1).1. [Standard-uppermost.14. 54d. Bunch of grapes.10. A short part. See genus Brachiaria.. 54 bowiea . 16.214. 404c brachymeris .270.. F Boyle. 1223 bracteosum ..572 brachystelma .320ah. Having short fruits.10.10.1. L. In compounds. Origin unknown. .G.DSN.322 brachys .554.G. 10. distance from arm-pit to tip of middle finger. 36.G. raceme. an allusion to the arm-like racemes. referring to the saccate base of the lip. 16. See Kniphofia b.1. 273.14. petals]. 3. standard.DSN.DSN. Short foot. Buffalo. .10. 28.[boo-].154 bowkeri . 16.18.G.G. Cyrtanthus b. Brachysema.. CGN.Veltheimia b. Venetian nobleman botanist. L. short and sema. 28. having decussate branches provided with arms.CSN. .L. .428e brachyscyphus DSN. From brakhus. See Senecio b. 28. In compounds bunch. 394 brachyglottis . See bubalina.18.1.16. 56.38 brachysema . 13. See Clematis b. 182f brachycarpus . With arms but botanically it has a more exact application and refers to the fact that each pair of opposite leaves or branches is produced at right angles to the last. .28. With short petals. James Bowie.56 brassaia .12. 339. See Chlorophytum b.1.DSN. botry-. 18.18. Bracts.CSN.. G. 18.72 boubalos . 366c. 16. Brachylaena. 16. G. 18. See Liparis b.14. . 395 bothrys DSN.140.modified leaves surrounding flower].DSN.DSN. . .CSN.344 bracteatus . 112.Arm-long (2 ft or 65 cm). 370e boylei . [Bract. short.CSN. 320a. With short lobes. 10. and it refers to the short ligulate (strapshaped) corollas of the female florets.. 18. Short cups. short.456. 18.DGN. 2 ft or 65 cm. 18.e.From brakhus.1. Having short petals.DSN. (2). Arm. from brachy-. 214. 56 brachylaena . and it refers to the very short standard of the flower. Named after Mary (Bowker) Barber. An ox . .G. arm i. G. . . Dr Charles Bouvard . See genus Brachyglottis. 16.14. From brachium. brachiatus. 64 . G. See Schotea b.DSN.DSN. . short and chlaina.166 -bothrys . 5. From bothrion small hollow and chilus lip.

Senecio bupleuroides . 68 bulbos . 18.CSN.-a. 18. 299.388 .. Shortly-spined.CSN.1.Bulb. 56. or action accomplished.16. With short. Kniphofia b.1.1.C:\BOT-D-Kdoc ADISK073 Meaning of Scientific Names . 16. See Cyrtanthus b. . 206. 58.4. 76d brevifolia DSN.1. With short spikes. short. 10. 68 bulbus . 395 brevistyla DSN. florere. Short style.. . See Theobroma. verb base. Johan Gottfried Buchner. . Adam Buddle. a member of the Apiaceae. Burchell. . See Asparagus b. Rev.G.. flowering. involucare. n.CSN.368m.] . See Aeollanthus b.Cyrtanthus b.1. early 19th century.74.16. .3. From bulbos bulb and phyllon leaf.CSN.DSN. bulbi. 16. Short flowers.CSN.372a. or it refers to the hard wood in Burchellia b. 432c burchellia . . Short spines.164. [Sometimes spelled buddleja. See Bulbine . See Anacampseros b.CSN. 18. 16.DSN. See Asclepias b. In compounds.68a.. See Acacia b. Brevispinus.16.14. Involucrum. Floribundus. L. 312e. Adam Buddle. Bupleurum. See Jasminum b. 395 brevicornis DSN.1. . Kniphofia b.L. 306 -bundus .DSN. Carl Wilhelm Ferdinand Duke of Brunswick. 432c bupleurum . Apodolirion b.DSN. .DSN. 358f buddleia . 258.66a. With short horns.1. 258. William John Burchell. 3.348 bulbophyllum .Genus.14. 16.. Indicates doing. 18.G. 68 brownleea . 16. 13. 252. 14.550 brevispica .1.e bulbine DSN. A bulbous plant. 96g bremekampii .120.18. . . 220.L. See Bulbophyllum . 18. 30. 18th Century German naturalist. Barleria b. [Sometimes spelled buddleia].CSN. J G Buchner. See Podranea b.76b. 298d. . In compounds. See bulbispernum. 400i burchellianum . 16. . . pl 156 bryo. The hornlike shape of the enlarged old calyx segments in the fruit..DSN. 56f-h. Jamesbrittenia b. See Rhigozum b. 308 buphanoides .92 breviflorum . liverwort.14. G.CSN. . n. 16.458 brunfelsia . 16. Cornelius Elisa Bremekamp. 18. a rib.26. Otto Brunfels. . Bulb. . See Mystacidium b. the side. Bous.14. . 395 bryon . 72b bupleurifolia DSN. from involvere. Short flowers. 376f brevispinus . See Monadenia b. Indicates an instrument of means. pleuron. . 10.-bula.16.CSN. full of flowers from to flower.28.550 breviflora DSN.16. short-spined. See Tetradenia b.432 buchnerianthus . Shortly-spined. 258 broma . 145.Botany 21 braybonnae . 12. like a present participle. 18.14.10. . Herman Gottfried Breijer (Breyer).524 brevipes . Byrologia. verb base. 273 brotos DSN. 1218 buddleja . . 18.DGN.1. .224 bulbispernum ..2.106 buchnera .1. Short leaves. sharp point. 56. 16. L. 273 BU bubalina . Moss.CSN.1. .CSN. relating to mosses. early Scottish missionary who collected the type species of the genus Brownleea. G. 360e brevispinosum . 402a brevi-. 18.28. See Euphorbia b. an ox. 57 brunsvigia . 238. 240. .532 bupleuroides .wrap up. 196.CSN. 94.390f breonadia . G. . 18.CSN.572 brevicuspis DSN.92. 72a. Mrs H Braybon. 59. . -16. Edible. See Asclepias b.38. . The House of Brunswick .378 broughtonia .. 16. 16. See Senecio bupleuroides . from brevi-.DSN. 89. 18.G. 298. or ancient Greek name for umbelliferous plant. Resembling the genus Boophane. See Crinum b. . 196. a buffalo or antelope. 57. 18.364b. wrapper.400i buchananii . Reverend John Brownlee. From boubalos. referring to the prominent leafy pseudobulbs of most species. 16.108 breyeri . . See Myrica b. See Crinum b. With short flowers. 116a-b.1.28. Seeds resembling bulbs.CSN.1. G.16.348 brycei . .58c. Short-footed. See Moraea b. 124 brevispicata .DSN. See Trifolium b.14.364. . Food. John Buchanan. 18. short. See Pavetta b.CSN. 56 -bulum .18. Arthur Broughton. See genus Carpobrotus. 18.1. 234.DSN.1.5. 18.G.16. 108. L. N Breon.CSN.L. . 12.232 breviflorus . the study of mosses. Resembling the genus Bupleurum. -um. Rt Hon James Bryce.DSN.

Growing in clumps/spreading in carpetlike patches. 12.CSN. X Protea welwitschii. Joseph Burke. The old name for the Eastern Cape (16. 3.1.DSN. geologist. 1. 110b). Harpephyllum c.G. .CSN.. Geigeria b. L.. With leaves resembling the pigeon-pea.. 78 bursa-pastoris .CSN. Diaphananthe c. 1223 cafra . See genus Callendula. Acacia c. See Helichrysum c.DSN. Cadet de Gassicourt. 16..52. 304 caesalpinia . From Caffraria. . Pavonia b. kadhab. Growing in dense clumps. See species Acacia b.. Gnidia b. 16. Gnidia c. Eriosema b. See Maerua c. 88. .. 123 burtt-davyi . 108. 136. 180i.12.284. 60 caesia CSN.GSN. L. purse and pastoris. Tinospora c.170.Geranium c. 234e. 448d. See Ipomoea c. C. 128. .192. Protea c..430 C CA cacos . ugly. 160b. 144g. To be distinguished from cenos. Reed. See Nymphaea c. 16.. .. 16. See genus Buttonia.160c. Dark blue/sky-blue. 236.DSN. 16.144. 16 178a. 18. 192 caffrum . .1. subsp. 110.1. caffra. Dr Joseph Burtt Davy. .First of each month. 18. 300. 3. With leaves resembling the genus Cajanus. Johan Burmann. Edward Button. ... subsp valida. 114. now in Transvaal. 124d. 176. See Hibiscus b-d.. Erythrina c. subsp c. 114. . See Silene b. 114 caffra . From Caffraria (an old name for part of Eastern South Africa.DSN. Joseph Burke. 18. 18.. subsp brachyloba.1. . subsp b.14.380 caespitosus . 366d.292. . .100.G. . L. . 110b.382 burkeana . Bursa.1. Nymphaea nouchali var c. 16 254I.28.108. From the country of the Kaffirs. Protea c. pl 98 caespititium .DSN.5. 182.CSN.128.b. which is the common name of one member of the genus. 1. 76.CSN.DSN..Nemesia c. Protea c.316 burmannia . Sky-blue.88. 16.12. From Cairo. 136b. Tufted like the grass of a sod.1. pl 99 buttonia . m. From Arabic. 100.. 148b cadetia . 134 h). Shepherd's Purse for Caspella b-p. 273 cadaba . 10. William John Burchell. common. fresh. Caffraria (Kaffraria).420 cajanifolia . who wandered round South East Africa in search of gold and plants. 16. .. Tufted. 122b. 273 calandae . .MGN. Geigeria b. 11.. 204c. Andreas Caesalpini. 368j burkei .An old name for part of eastern South Africa..18. Hermannia b. Acacia b. .114. 304. 168a.DSN. Sutera b. . An adjective most often applied to eyes. empty and coenos. an old name for part of the Eastern Cape(16. 238. See Caesia.1. In Hibiscus c. See Kohautia c. Named after Frederico Cesi..480 caeruleus . Otholobium c.442 caespitosa . 404c caespitosum DSN. Adenostemma c.GSN. 339. Chaetacanthus b.1. shepherd. See cafra. 148.198.462 cairica GSN. 41. 1220 ..CSN. 236h. another member of the family. See Talinum c. Crotolaria b. 358e. 132. See Pearsonia c. 199.14.14. Stachys c. Bad. See Delosperma c.5.448 caesius DSN.Botany 22 burchellii . L. 18.398.1. 184e calamos . Blue. Elephantorrhiza b. 272d.276. 13. 339. Italian naturalist. 144f.452a. caffra. New.10.CSN. Habinaria falcicornis c. 144.292 caffraria . 200d.. 13.19. 138a-b. it is aptly translated dark-eyed . 273 caerulea .DSN. 3.C:\BOT-D-Kdoc ADISK073 Meaning of Scientific Names .16. .438j. now in the Transvaal) also from Kaffraria. Maerua c.10. 144. Cassine b. 16. Sclerocarya birrea subsp c. 18. 18.. 71 caenos . 260e. -1... 18. .1. and can mean blue-eyed or grey-eyed. 182.. 18. See Monsonia b. 134h.G. var elata. Jamesbrittenia b.. .CSN. 356d. once part of Transvaal. 16.. 220.

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calanthe - DSN. G. From kalos beautiful and anthe flower, alluding to the pretty flowers of many species. 28, 72 calanthoides - DGN. Bearing beautiful flowers (calanthos), resembling Calanthe. See Eulophia c. 18,244 calcartus - DSN. Spurred. In Gladiolus c. it refers to the long-tail anthers. - 16, 8c calceolaria - DSN. From calceolus, slipper, and it refers to the lower lip of the flower. - 10, 61; 12,300; 13,1220 calceolus - DSN. A slipper. 10, 61 caledonica - GSN. From the Caledon river area. See Wahlenbergia c., Lightfootia c. - 1, 264; 16,420d calendula - DSN. Calendae, The first of every month, referring to its continual flowering - 12, 300; 13,1220 calli- - G. In compounds, beautiful. Callicarpus, with beautiful fruits. - 14, 273, 397 calliandra DSN. From kallos, meaning beauty and andros, meaning flower, and refers to the long richly coloured stamens. - 10, 61 callicarpa - DSN. From kallos, beauty and karpos, fruit, and refers to the attractive berries. - 10,61 callcarpus - G. With beautiful fruits, from calli-, beautiful. - 14, 397 callilepis - DSN. G. A beautiful scale. An allusion to the paleae or pappus. [Paleae-chaff-like bract or scale] [Pappus-downy or feathery appendage on fruit, seeds etc.] - 1, 268; 3, 189; 16,426g, 454a callistemon - DSN. From kallos, beauty or kallistos, most beautiful and stemon, a stamen, and refers to the spikes of clustered flowers with conspicuous stamens. - 10, 62; 12, 301 callistephus - DSN. From kallistos, most beautiful and stephos, crown, referring to the seed. - 12,301; 3,220 callitris - DSN. From kallos, beauty, and refers to the appearance of the whole plant. - 10, 64 callos - G. n. Beautiful. - 14, 273 calluna - DSN. From kallunein, to sweep, and it alludes to the old-time use of the branches as brooms. 10,64; 12, 302; 13, 1221 calo- - G. In compounds, beautiful. Calochromus, beautifully coloured. - 14, 397 calocephala - DSN. Beautiful head. See Gnidia c. 18,158 calocephalus - DSN. From kalos, fair and kephale, head, and it refers to the head of bloom. - 10,65 calodendron - DSN. From kalos, fair and dendron, tree, and refers to the whole tree. See also calodendrum. - 2, 186; 10, 65 calodendrum - DSN. G. Beautiful tree from kalos, fair and dendron, tree. - 1, 150; 2, 186; 16, 210a caloglossa - DSN. Beautiful tongue. See Fanninia c. 18,168 calothamnus - DSN. From kallos, beauty and thamnas, shrub, and it refers to the whole shrub. - 10, 66 calpurnia - CSN. T Julius Calpurnius. - 1, 134; 16, 166c calva DSN. Hairless. See Inulanthera c. 18,318 calycanthus - DSN. From kalux, calyx and anthos, flower, referring to the calyx which is coloured like the petals. - 10, 66 calycina - DSN. G. Calyx-like. Kalux, calyx. See Rabdosia. c., Rabdosiella c., Lotononis - 1, 228; 10, 66; 16, 346d, 358b; 18,258,424 calycinus DSN. With a big calyx. Kalux, calyx. - 10, 339 calycophylla - DSN. G. Having a leafy calyx lobe. - 16, 404g -cylmma - G. In compounds, covering, veil. - 14, 397 calyphyllus - DSN. Leafy calyx. See Hibiscus c. 18,284 calyptra - G. f. Veil. - 14, 273 calyptrata - DSN. Capped. See Padalyria c. - 10, 257, 339 calyptrochilum - DSN. G. From kalyptra veil or covering and cheilos lip, referring to the calyptrate condition of the lip. - 28, 74 calythrix - DSN. From kalux, calyx and thrix, hair, and refers to the hair-like awns terminating the calyx lobes. [Awn-bristle-like attachment, as on seeds, flowers etc.) - 10, 67 calyx - G. f. Covering of a flower or fruit, hence calyx. - 14, 273 camara DSN. Vaulted chamber. See Lantana c. 18,422 camarotis - DSN. G. From kamarotis arched, probable alluding to the chambered structure of the lip. - 28,74 camassia - MGN. North American Indian. - 12, 301; 13, 1220 cambricus - GSN. Cambria (Wales). - 12, 302; 13, 1221 camellia - CGN. George Josef Kamel, named by Linnaeus in 1735. - 6, 5; 10, 67; 12, 299; 13, 1218 campana DSN. A bell. See genus Campanula. - 12, 301; 13, 1220 campanula - DSN. Diminutive of campana, a bell. - 12, 301; 13, 1220 campanulatus - DSN. Bell-shaped. See Enkianthus c., Pachycarpus c. var sutherlandii., Agapanthus c. - 10, 136, 339; 16, 328b; 18,450,548

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campestris - DSN. Of the plains or fields. See Pollichia c.,Cuscuta c. - 12, 303; 13, 1222; 16, 136a; 18,136,302 campo- - campso-, campto-, campylo-. G. In compounds, bent. - 14, 397 campso- - campo-, campto-, campylo-. G. In compounds, bent. - 14, 397 campto- - campso-, campo-, campylo-. G. In compounds, bent. - 14, 397 camptos - G. Camptos. Bent, curved. - 14, 273 campylacantha - DSN. G. With recurved thorns. See Acacia polaacantha subsp. C. - 16, 164b campylo- - campso-, campto-, campo-. G. In compounds, bent. - 14, 397 campylos - G. Campylos. Bent, curved. - 14, 273 campylostemon - DSN. Curved stamen. See Justicia c. 18,202 cana DSN. L. Whitish-grey. See Sopubia c., Sopubia c.var c. - 1, 234; 16, 364h; 18,430 canavalia - MGN. From the Melabar vernacular name, kanaval , for these climbing herbs. - 16,198a; 18,396 candicans DSN. Pure white. Galtonia c. - 18,96 candidus - DSN. Pure white. See Streptocarpus c. - 12, 304; 13, 1223; 18,196 candolleanum DGN. Like Candollea. See Helichrysum c. 18,442 canescens - DSN. L. With off-white, ash-grey or greyish. In Dissotis c. it refers to the leaf and hair colour. See Hemizygia c. - 1, 186; 3, 116; 5, pl 116; 16, 278d, 360c; 18,410 canino-- L. In compounds, pertaining to dogs. - 14, 398 cannabinus - DGN. L. Like hemp or dagga. See .Hibiscus c. - 1, 170; 3, 110; 16, 254d; 18,286 canoargentea - DSN. L. From canus, grey, hoary and argenteus, silvery. See Gnidia c. - 1, 182; 16, 272e cantabricus - GSN. Cantabria (North-Western Spain). - 12, 302; 13, 1221 cantabridgensis - GSN. Cambridge. - 12, 302; 13, 1222 canthium - MGN. The latinisation of the Malabar botanical name kanti. - 16, 408e canus DSN. L. Grey, hoary. See canoargentea. - 1, 182; 16, 272e capanemia - CSN. Dr Guillemo Schuch de Capanema. - 28, 75 capassa - GSN. The African name for this tree in Mozambique - 16, 174d capense - GSN. L. Pertaining to the Cape. See Piper c., Calodendrum c. Zanthoxylum c., Mystacidium c., Epilobium c., Gallium c. - 1, 98, 150; 16, 96f, 120b, 120a,b, 280a, 404d; 18,130,132 capensis - GSN. Of the Cape of Good Hope. Typha c, Eragrotis c., Landolphia c., Limosella c., Tecomaria c., Tecomaria c. subsp c., Gardenia c., Psychotria c., Calodendron c., Crotalaria c., Virgelia c., Plumbago c., Tephrosia c., Ekebergia c., Delechampia.c., Alectra c., Rothmannia c., Psychotria c. subsp c. var c. - 1, 14, 200, 236, 240, 256, 258; 3, 5; 10, 65, 113, 256, 329, 339; 12,302;13,221; 16, 24a, 202e, 214a, 224f, 302b, 372c, 376g, 400e,k capitata DSN. L. Knoblike head/head-shaped, Composite flowerhead. See Bulbine c., for Schotia c. with a head, Urginea c.,Gnidia c. - 1, 30; 16, 174b; 18,94; 18,224,292 capitatum DSN. Head. Refers to inflorescence. See Pelargonium c. 18,400 capitella - DSN. L. Having a small head. See Crassula c. - 1, 116; 18,144 capitellata - DSN. L. Having little heads. See Selago c. - 1, 240; 16, 376a capparis - MGN. G. The ancient Greek name for these shrubs - 16, 146f caprea - DSN. From a goat (goat s food). Salix c. - 10, 291, 339 capreaefolia DSN. Letterlike booggladmaker or bow-smoother , and in the species Ficus capreaefolia refers to the sandpaper character of the leaves. - 11, 20 capreolata - DSN. Entangled with tendrils. - 10, 339 caprifolium - DSN. Perfoliate. Lonicera c. - 13, 1221 capsa DSN. Capsule. See genus Craterocapsa.- 18,494 cardia - G. f. Heart. - 14, 273 cardia- - G. cardio-. In compounds, heart-. - 14, 273 cardio- - G. cardia-. In compounds, heart-. - 14, 273 cardiophora - DSN. Bearing hearts. See Disperis c. 18,122,520 cardiospermum - DSN. G. From kardia, heart and sperma, a seed, alluding to the heart-shaped spot on the seeds. - 16, 238b caribaea - GSN. From the Caribbean, Leeward Islands. Rhynchosia c. 18,270 caric DSN. Sedge. See genus Carex.- 18,506,568 carissa - MGN. From the Indian name for the plant of this genus from which comes carissin, a bitter, poisonous glucoside found in the bark - 1, 200; 16, 302a, 308a carlinopsis - DSN. G. Medieval plant name, the Carlina thistle after Charlemagne (Carolus). See Berkheya c. magalismontana. - 1, 266; 16, 424d carneus - DSN. L. Flesh-coloured. See Haemanthus c. - 1, 62; 10 , 339; 12, 304; 13, 1223; 16, 60a

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carnosa - DSN. Fleshy or soft but firm, refers to leaves. See Ceropegia c.,Phylohydrax c. 18,172,204 carp- - G. carpo-. In compounds, relating to the fruit. - 14, 398 carpa DSN. Fruit. See Eriocarpai - 18,56 -carpa - G. carpus, carpium. In compounds fruit, -fruited. - 14, 399 carpenteria - CSN. N. Prof William Carpenter - 10, 74 carpinifolia - DSN. Beech-like foliage. See genus Zelkova. - 10, 331 carpinus DSN. Beech. - 10, 75 capitata - DSN. L. A knot-like head. See Bulbine c. - 16, 56g carpo- - G. carp-. In compounds, relating to the fruit. - 14, 398 carpos DSN. G. m. Fruit. See genus Symphoreo., Pterocarpus - 13, 1219, 1220; 12, 300; 14,273; 16,172c carpus DSN. Fruit. See genus Gomphocarpus, Pachycarpus.- 18,168,170,546,580 carpus Wrist joint. See genus Commicarpus.- 18,378 -carpus - G. carpa, carpium. In compounds fruit, -fruited. - 14, 399 carsonii - CSN. Alexander Carson. See Glossostelma c. - 5, pl 128 carvalhoi - CSN. Dr M R P de Carvalho. See Sutera c. - 5, pl 152 carya - G. n. Nut bearing. - 14, 273 caryo- - G. In compounds, nut-, nucleus-. - 14, 399 caryon - G. n. Nut. - 14, 273 caryophyllaceae - Descriptive Family Name. G. From karyolphollon, the name of a clove tree, given to the Pinks because of their scent. - 3, 76 caryopteris - DSN. From karoun, nut and ptron, wing, it indicates that the seeds are winged. - 10,75 cassia - DSN. G. From kasia, bark strips. An ancient Greek name, kisia, for this genus of leguminous plants. - 1, 134, 140; 10, 75; 11, 62; 12, 301; 16, 166b cassidea - DSN. A helmet. See Bonatea c. 18,116 cassine - MGN. The North American name for dahoon , (Ilex cassine) - 16, 236h cassinia - CSN. Count Cassini. - 10, 77 cassytha DSN. Of Semitic origin, used by the Greeks for the parasitic plant now known in English as dodder laurel of the same genus. Not related to dodder Cuscula, Convolvulaceae. See genus Cassytha.- 18,528 castalis - MGN. A Greek fountain on mount Parnassus sacred to Apollo. - 1, 268; 16, 426b castanea MGN.Latin name for chestnut. Castanea. See also Castanospermum - 10, 77 castanospermum - DSN. From castanea, chestnut and sperma, seed and refers to the seed. - 10,77 casuarina - MGN. The long drooping branches resembles the feathers of Australia s cassowary bird Casuarinus. - 4, 38; 10, 77 cat-- G. Before a vowel and h; cata-. Against, along, below. -14, 304 cata- - L. See de-. G. See cat-. - 14, 302, 303, 304 cataractarum - DSN. L. Of waterfalls. In Gladiolus c. it alludes to the habit of these plants. - 1, 70; 16, 84a catasetum - DSN. From the Greek kata down and the Latin seta bristle, referring to the 2 antenna-like appendages at the base of the column in male flowers. - 28, 75 cathartica - DSN. With purgative qualities. - 10, 339 cato- - G. Down, downwards, below, under. - 14, 304 catophylla - DSN. G. With leaves hanging down. See Pavetta c. - 1, 258; 16, 406b; 18,204 cattleya - CGN. William Cattley the first horticulturalist to grow epiphilic orchids successfully in England. 28, 78 caudatum - DSN. L. Tailed. In Entandophragma c. it refers to the tail-like apex to the leaves. - 16,208e caularthron - DSN. G. From kaulos stem and arthron joint, referring to the persistent leaf-bases on the pseudobulbs. - 28, 85 caulescens DSN. L. From caulis stem; having a stem. Clivia c.,Dimorphotheca c. For Kniphofia c. referring to the distinct stem, uncommon in this genus. Agapanthus c.- 1, 62; 16, 60c,454d; 18,28,218,450 caulis - Stem. See Caulifloris, caulinus, Caulescens - 14, 399; 18,28 caulos - G. m. Stem. See Eriocaulon - 14, 273; 18,86 cavendishi - CSN. W P Cavendish. - 10, 79

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400 ceratonia . a horn and theke a case. . See genus Anisochaeta.DSN. G.192. wax and pege. because some species have waxy flowers.10. Having horned capsules. -horn. 306.DSN.DGN. an allusion to the form of the flower. From kestron. 10. 16. 402b cephalaria . Young pig.CSN. from lamina.84 cerinthe .. 16. See Prunus c.14. From kephale.DGN. Head.10. -culus. Name of an evergreen tree.14. . Horn. .216 chaete . pl 160. See genus Cercidiphyllum .436 ceropegia . 10. Bristle. See Mollungo c.DSN. 81 cedrus . -cillum. . From keras. . Empty.14.134 celtis . . 83 ceratopetalum -DSN. -ellum. From keration. 400 cerasifera . . Diminutive. -cula. . from the Roman name cedrus. . Chiron the centaur. In compounds. which distinguishes it from Sesamum. a horn or pod.18.Botany 26 cedarbergensis . 256. Whip.82. Loose flowing hair. 145. a leaf. 88 chaeris . slightly pilose. . 10. a flower. G. . bristle.318aj. From the old Greek word kerkis the Judas Tree. A sharp point. n. pl 127.1.14. G. -ellus. streams. The honey-wort.18.G. Pilosiuscullus.DGN.540 centron . Resembling Cerinthe. with one head. 16. From kephale. 84 ceratostylis . .4.14.96 cephalanthus . After a plant whose medicinal properties were said to be discovered by a centaur. See caenos . G.1.DSN. a horn and stigma. 83 ceratostigma . Or wax fountain. See Pterocelastus.-cella. 338 chaerophylloides . From keros. mane.CSN. Like Celosia. 132f cestrum . G. 16.1. 5. -illum. . 4. . Headlike. Diminuative of kedros. from pilosus. In compounds. .12. 236g -cellus . 308 celosioides .DGN. -culum. A ball or sphere.292a.498 centella DSN. 18. a petal since the petals of some species resemble a stag s horn.14.10.GSN. 273 18.10.DSN.28. See Hypochaeris. Keras.var c. 5. See Sphaerocephala. . -cilla. spur of a cock. 18. 339 cerato-.suggesting that the leaves resemble those of Cercis. horned.DSN. 244.DSN. See also genus Libocedrus .G. Nodding.G. See Disa c. .18. 18.1. From khaino. chaete. 84 cercis DGN. A head. horn-like projection. Erica c. the wood being similarily scented to some extend. 85 ceratotheca . 156. the honey-wort.16. 98.14. 192 cerinthoides DSN.CGN. -headed. See Erica c. In compounds. drooping.18. G.. Chaerophyllum. 18.DSN.from the fleshy horn-like appearance of the column. .120 -cephalus . 16. 16. Monocephalus.1.14.G. 3. From Cercis and phyllum. See cerinthoides . . a head. 273 centurea . Possibly diminutive of cento a patchwork covering. 212. G. The Greek name was kedros. 1218 cephal DSN. a head and anthos. 400a. From keras or kerato horn and stylis style. 380d cercidiphyllum .10. 120d cenos DSN.68 cernua DSN.16. 302 cedrela .DGN.160 . . -cellum. -illa.312 cephalotes . 400 chaenomeles . f.10.32 -chacta .G. 3.DSN. . Resembling Chervil. 378a. For genus Cedrus.10. See Gomphrena c. 65 CH chabaudii . In compounds. 40. .1.328d cerviana .C:\BOT-D-Kdoc ADISK073 Meaning of Scientific Names . See Conium c.DGN. . For the genus Celtis a very ancient Greek name.G. . 18. Centella 18. small plate.19. 273 centaureoides DGN. G. 271. an ancient Greek term. . See Aloe c.213 celastrus . a name for a coniferous tree from the time of Homer. See Peristrophe c.14.DSN. a horn and petalon. 83. -cillus. Of the Cedarberg. G. 273 -ceras . Lamella. G.10. 410a cephale DSN. . .G. . -ella. and it alludes to the horn-like excrescenses on the stigmas.DGN. 400 ceras DSN. to gape and meles an apple. See Helichrysum c. See Vernonia c. 13. J Cervi.G. Bearing cherries. John Chabaud. long hair.G.14. From keras. chaeta DSN. sting. 18. 260. the Cedar.b. -illus.1. [Excrescence-abnormal outgrowth] . 273 cephaloideum DSN. G.

16. cheilo-. beauty. Lip. chlorozonum.. G. See Chlorophytum. 86 chamois .414 chiton . In compounds. A dwarf. 86.360 chiloschista . From kheimon.DSN. winter and anthos. See Bothriochilus. long hair.10.c.14. covering. 88.1.G. 1219. 12. See genus Chascanum. and this refers to the white downy panicles of bloom. . 28. See genus Siphonochilus.1.. Military cloak. See chamaecyparis. Also given as dwarf. 350e.flower. 301.12.G. growing close to the ground. cheil-. A mask. 273. 3. In compounds. .16. . 28.DSN. 401 chlorophytum . 55. . chloro-. spherical.. See Chascanum. From cheilos lip and schistos cleft. 16.MGN.240. 18. Isochilus. delight. pl121. 300d. 14.DSN. 14. . coat. 14. From chloros. 273 chionanthus .364. Chloros yellow-green alluding in Habenaria c.28.. 1219. See Sclerochiton. 176d charis . 5. The name meaning obscure. .pl 19. 401 cheilo. G. G. See Chenopodium. See Brachylaena. . 214. creeping. 16. 100d. 16.G. 442d. Named after the Greek goddess of flowers. chlor-.18. 440b. 401. chaeta. 100d. 5.274. 401 cheilos . . Fron chion. . From the Greek khion. .14.Botany 27 -chaete .G.GSN.G.350.16.. 287. 176e chamaecyparis . 18. 50. covering. false.16.C:\BOT-D-Kdoc ADISK073 Meaning of Scientific Names .1. green-. Named after the centaur. 346.16.516 chloro. In compounds.DSN.G. 13. 127 chilos DSN. G. 14. . 18. Wide open at the mouth. 10. blanket.G.370 cheno . Chromolaena. lowly. 300e. 16.198 chalcedonicus .490.14. . f.14. See Angraecum c. Anoectochilu. . to the flowers. See genus Chamaecrista. .16. . See Chamaecrista. .14. 96e. . 14. 273 chamae DSN. and it refers to the low-growing nature of this genus. 18.DSN. Cypress.12.G. Young green corn or grass. 221 chalco. greenish-yellow. 28.118. See genus Chironia .200. 127. crested. Chiron. tunic. See Dendrochilum .14. .Eleocharis.90 chloros .566 chascanum . 18. 16. .G. See genus Cheirostylis. 3. green-.DSN.1. 18.74a. 16.1220 chionosphaerum .G. . See genus Chaetacanthus.DGN. 401 chlaina . 14.18. 22f.273. Ancistrochilus. Chalcedon.28.28. .92 chion DSN. 110g.1. 273 chloe . 18. Calyptrochilum. . Dwarf tree. on the ground.12.G. Bristle.14.14. 18. 24e chlorotica . In compounds.256 chamaeathus . snow and doxa.DSN. See Chionodoxa. 300. . 49.12. . 18. On the ground. neochilus. 91 chamaedendrum DSN. 232. How it got this name is a mystery. 86 chamai . Lopholaena.428e. gayana. a little foot alluding to the leaves. .18. From dwarf. G.1.300. 14. . lowly.G. growing close to the ground and crista. m. hence low-growing. Grace. A goose. 273.212 chironia .G. Tunic.14. G. referring to the swollen vessel-like spur of the small flowers of many species in this genus. f. Gastrochilus. Stylochiton. From chaskanon a mask with wide open mouth.MGN.164. Dwarf. Green food.180 chaskanon .10. possibly alluding to the white involucral bracts. 12. n. See genus Ammocharis. copper. In compounds. 12. 160.1.90 .DSN. 398d. See Helichrysum c. glory meaning glory of the snow.300d chilos . bristle.1. Snow.G. 13. 1220. A lip.506 -chiton .210 chlamys .. on the ground and kuparisos. shirt. lip-.10. 63 -chilus .273. 198. Hand.28. f. 180a.16. 50d. From khamai. referring to the bipartite or cleft lip in the type species. A cloak. covering. . 92 chionodoxa . Lip.DSN.18. 96e chamaecrista . 18. father of medicine and botany. chloritica . a plant. G.G. From chamai lowly and angos a vessel. and this refers to the season. From chen. green and phyton. 74. . Another author says Dwarf cypress...DSN.G.1. part of Asia Minor. In compounds. 389 cheiro DSN. 400 chaite DSN.G. 14. 18. 87 chamaelaucium . 302. Green.. 273.DSN. G. Chamai a dwarf and anthos a flower.556 chamaengis . f.43.flower. 16. See Pygmaeothamnus c. 86 chilus . a goose and podion. 63. G.G. In compounds.16. f. 273 chlor. See C.270. mantle. . lip . See Schizochilus. Chiloschista. See Chamaeanthus. Sarcochilus .52. 13.G.4. Otochilus. snow and anthos.226. Dichilus.G. 149. 16. Dendrochilum. G. 401 chimonanthus .DSN. Chamaengis . 28. Leochilus. 13.526 chenopodium DSN. 273. Snow. In compounds. lipped.. 18. 226 cheil. 301.

See genus Cienfuegosia. In compounds. .CSN.. a flower. apart.DSN. G.28. Egyptian.66 cirrus L. G. 456 chrom. .16. From chrysos. 18. surrounding. . grey.French name Ciprès for Cypress. 13. 13. 141: 10. a tough spring and spartium.DGN. . .. fringe.C:\BOT-D-Kdoc ADISK073 Meaning of Scientific Names . 314 cienfuegosia CSN. . 18. a band. 141: 10. Senecio c. 142. In compounds.10. 913. free.310.442 chrysos.. 93 chondrorhyncha . 401 -chrous .G. See species Eragrotis c.14.G. gold-. coloured.1.288 cilianensis .14. separate. See Chysis. green and (L) zona.DSN. 304. chroma-. chromat-.12. 10. From khoros.554 cinerarius DSN.1219. 140 chrysos . 214. Refers to the round seed.G. 273 chromat. . In Dichorostachys c.48 chysis .28. 276. Coloured. 438.16. Cinnamon coloured. See Helichrysum.G.DSN. 169. 18.184 ciliosa DSN.18. 2. Misspelt from cyclo. In compounds.434 chorizema . See Genus Cupressus. Coloured. alluding to the fused appearance of the pollinia when the flower opens resulting from self-fertilisation. chromus-. 45.4. a drink.17. Coiled inwards from tip.18.10. Light grey. Curled tendrils. . Resembling. Colour.DSN. . coloured. .1.10.172. In compounds. 18. See Brachystelma c.. 401 chrysanthemoides . referring to the beak-like rostellum. See Cineraria. 314 ciliatus . chroma-. 301.301.. See Ficinia c.4.4. or to the fringed petals. From Disa c.DSN.14. 301 ciclospermum DSN. Here it refers to the colour of the underside of the leaves. From khorde. Derived from the Hebrew name kinamon. See Ceropegia c. 28c chroa . . 273 chrysostachya DSN. Cyptostemma c .330 chrysanthemum . .G. Fringed. 18.16. See Monochoria.14. 152. . .DGN.218 chrysophyllum DSN. 394a. See genus Cirrhopetalum. refers to scent. In compounds. Golden or shiny hair.Around.DSN.334 . . 116 circinatum . See genus Chromolaena. Possibly from the Greek kirrhos orange-tawny or pale yellow and petalon petal. See Chondrorhyncha . Brachystelma c.210 chromus-.162 cidos DSN. In compounds. coloured. 18.DSN. See genus Ciclospermum. n.14. Gold. or alternatively. and it is said the name was given by Labillardière as an expression of joy in finding the original species near a spring of pure fresh water after his party had been long tantalised by finding many salt springs.582 circum. 16. 87 chondros . From chysis melting.246 cirsiifolia DGN. M J D Choisy. See chromus.18.12. 87 chordospartum . 3. From chondros cartilage and rhynchos beak. like. 302 cirrhopetalum . eyelashlike.GSN. Cienfuegos.G. 18. a village in Italy..18. See Dichrocephala. . Chrysanthemum.. See Plectranthus c. . Scientific name for bedbug.28. 18.27. Golden or shiny leaves.G. pertaining to colour.G.564 cinnamomum . 16.14.MGN. 18. Choripetalus. a dance and zema. See Euryops c. 46.18.G. . 401 choristos . See Habenaria c.28. . . round. .. the slender shoots.G. pertaining to colour.516 cimiciodora DSN. and more likely.. 401 chromo DSN. See Dyschoriste.DSN. Cartilage. 18. golden and anthemon. pertaining to colour. Circumdans. 1220 chrysocoma . from the Latin cirrus tendril or fringe. golden.G. Resembling Chrysanthemon. complexion. 94 chorus .18. 95 ciprès .DSN. 88 cirrhosum DSN. 300. From Ciliana.10. 401 chroma . 12. G. From (G) chloros. 170e cinnamomea DSN. 16.10. Separated. refers to the flowers.320 cinerea . 1. . 130. . chromat-. refers to curved tips of flower lobes. Curl of hair. . Leaves like Cirsium.300.. See genus Taxodium. .Botany 28 chlorozonum . referring to the flower colour. .4.DSN. 1220. 339. 320g choisya .212. 3. Chrysocoma. 11. See Berkheya c. -coloured.312. 93 chori. . Yellow spots.From Salix c. africana it possibly alludes to the bark. chromus-. 88 CI cichorium .14. Named after Spanish botanist B. Ashy. with free petals.14.DSN G. Different.197.DSN. .. 18. Fringed with hairs. referring to lateral sepals which in some species are curled.

.142. shoot. 36a. 18.DSN. given on account of leaf resemblance. f.DSN.L..558 CL clad. alluding to the calli which almost block the mouth of the spur.80. Clematis.DGN. Stamens terminating a short branch -2. 16. var c. patron of Linnaeus. 1218 clausena . Closed flowers. . 136h. 146 cliffortia .144ae.14.and fruit like a bunch of grapes . 140d clematopis . because it resembles a fungus of that name.CSN.DSN. Rev John Clowes. yellow. 78. 106 cladus-. 5. where the flowers are creamy yellow and the fruit yellowish orange. a club and corneus. .G. 10. ivy because of the climbing habit of these shrubs.102e-f.18.b.1. 339 citrullus DSN. 273 cladostemon . Citrus plus diminutive.d. noted for.G. . L. 5. . clemus. horny.CSN. 402 clavicornis DSN. See Dicliptera c.DSN. 226. .G. . and ampelos.38 citrinus . 60c. The derivation of the name is unknown or obscure. 16.L. From kissos.DSN.568 clados . 402 cladium DSN. Eulophia c. because the timber is used for making musical instruments. In Eulophia c. 18. Closed. 112. shoot.1.52 cissus .97 cliceras DSN.CSN. cladus-. See genus Oeceoclades. club-. . wood.28.1. branched.DGN. See Euphorbia c. See Dicoma anomala subsp. branch. 95 citharexylum .1.10.DGN. 62. 216 cleistos . Lady Charlotte F Clive. Means Clavaria-like. pl 69. In compounds. a vine. 18.pl 67. L. . a climber.G.1. Eucalyptus c. 16. ivy. and refers to the brightly coloured flowers. . 14.C:\BOT-D-Kdoc ADISK073 Meaning of Scientific Names . Vine-like. Derived from kistos an ancient Greek name for the plant. See Backhousia c.DSN. A club.248d cistus DSN. G. 112. Leaning foot.G. 16.36 clowesia . 18. .12. a flower. and it is said to be an allusion to its variable medicinal properties. . a lyre and xulon.126.DSN..1. .14. 102d.CSN.Botany 29 cirsioides .G. 13.. 97 clianthus . Klema. Branch or sprout.150 cline .14. noun or adjective base. . Habenaria c.14. Like Clematis. 342a. . From kleistos closed and stoma mouth.With the odour of citrus.G. . 90 -clema . 18. From clava. G. From kithara.246b.10. which the central lobe resembles. Club-shaped.18. See Clematopis.12. Closed. branch. 96. 304. 80.1. 1..14. 96 citrina DSN. famous for. G. endowed with. shoot. refers to round fruit. 18. 208d clava DSN. 303. 91 clusii . Closed flowers. a vine. 366c. In compounds. . 401 clematis DGN.1. G. clema. 102d clavarioides . 344a-d -cles . 16. . and Eulophia c. Indicates honour or renown.10. In Cissampelos it refers to the rambling habit.2. twig. See Eucomis autumnalis subsp c.372. See clavata. Couch. 401 cleome . G. George Clifford.DGN. cleistos .11. a vine. 273 clinopodia DSN.370 cleistanthus DSN. Bearing a small pack saddle. . 3. 1223 citriodora . a name used in the Middle Ages for a strong tasting plant that grew in a moist habitat.14. genus Cistus. shoot. 16.. hence abundance of a particular quality.G. From clava.DSN. 402 clethra .DGN. In compounds.436 clitellifera . pl 70. . See genus Cliffortia. 13. a club. From Cleoma. chance and dendron.L. 1222 . See genus Anthoccleista. 166. 16. 146. See genus Cleome. m.244 clivia . See genus Citrullus 18. 402. cudgel-.10. G.16.CSN. shoot. possibly refers to the slender structure of the lip.. clavicornis. See species leptocladus..1.. 236. .14. 80. 16. Lemon.126. often part of Greek personal names. 16. . Lemon-coloured. Like a thistle.G. shut. branch. clad-.18. See Tricliceras. 18.16. limp.DSN. In compounds. . 114. In compounds. 16.246. . L. . 18. . branch.1.252. In compounds. 16.DSN. 158e. twig. 43. Traveller s joy from klema.1.516 clavi. . . C. From kissos. 306. 140c -clemus .1.16. 66 cliestanthus .CSN. William Clarke.14. 16.278 clavata . glory and anthos.520 clarkia . a tree. 266 cissampelos . G. 340c. It is the Greek name for the Alder. From kleois. See genus Cladium 18.10.28. Clivia miniata var c.13. Branch. Peter Clausson. refers to the flowers which appear partially closed. . 80. From kleros. Chambered. 273 cleistostoma . See Bowkeria c. Charles de l Ecluse.384 clerodendrum ..DGN. 5. . 18. ..

See genus Coleotrype. See Aspidonepsis c. The seed is covered with resin glands. f. In compounds. Brownleea c. From coccineus.DSN. 273 coelogyne . Blue.10. 13. 18. . Coccinia .128 coenos .408 colutea . Name derived from Colophon in Iberia which was the birthplace of Homer and famous for its resin.G. 402e coddii .DSN. 16.300 cognata DSN. . 100 coddia . 3. See caenos. com. 403 codon DSN. 122 -cola .42. See coccinea. 10. .1. See genus Microcoelia. Leaves like Colchicum.CSN. d. See Schizostylis c.DSN. L. . 273.e. See Acrolophia c.G. 16. 262. Dark blue. grown together. See genus Clutia. 16.G.12. . 273 cochleanthes . 16. pp79.14. From kochlioides spiral. subsp c. 412b coccinus DSN. A hill. With. Crimson.28. Common.G.28 -codon . probably referring to the deeply set stigmatic cavity found in this genus.DSN. corbefore r. j.G.574 cochlioda .Botany 30 clutia . . col. scarlet. 1223.G. 92 coelos DSN.2. Outgers Cluyt..18.Before vowel or h. seed. colorata . s. Grain.208. Scarlet. 52j.14. 18.. From a Greek word koloutea.14. colophon .DSN. Scratch.CSN.b coccos . ancient Black Sea region. L. refers to the confusion in identifying it as a species separate from Aspidonepsis flava and A.CSN. 18.C:\BOT-D-Kdoc ADISK073 Meaning of Scientific Names .1. a filament.-dweller.MGN. g.530 CN cneme . 13. 273 cnemis . 18. 1223 cognata . a sheath and nema. Related. 17th cent.m and p. See Tulbaghia c. 262. . Crier s bell. L E W Codd. 158.See co-. 18.See co-. In Scabiosa c.DSN. 260.42 coccinia . spoke. . 301. L. L. 18. f. From koilos hollow and gyne female. See genus Coccinia and species calistemon. m. Dutch botanist.14. See Kniphofia c. qu.18. .GSN. 302 . colum]. 273 cnestus . See graminicola [-colus.-16.CSN.CSN. . . Coloured.c. . . 1219. 273 coerulea . 452e colquhounia .16.12.18. 320f coddiana . Greave.14.414a. 312g. Coalitus. 100 coleotrype DSN. .568 col-.diploglossa.438 columella DSN.1. From kochlioides spiral. snail-shell.before b. referring to the fruit colour. 116a-b. Leg. 12. 94h. pill. Cnema. n. 302 colchicifolia .63..before l. 3. snail-shell and anthos flower.13. round gall.412b. . 100 com. .far right picture caption. internode.18.DSN. See Vernonia c. Hollow.DSN.. 74.458 coeruleus DSN. because of the likeness at the end of the nut to a monkey s head. exists.16.80. . and refers to the filaments in the sterile stamens which are enfolded in the channel of the petals. con. 14.222d. scarlet.308 coccinia . Sheath borer. . m. Shell-like.10. .32.DSN. 304. Tylophora c. Scarlet. Sir Robert Colquhoun.GSN.340 collis DSN. See Carex c.278. 16. From koleos. . legging .80 coccineus .28.14. 18. t. 94.DSN.410b. From coccinus.DSN. cognitus-now understood. Brachystelma c. 92 cocos .1. . 118 CO co.DGN.22. bell. L. 214. . 18. 300. 10. Colchis. and v. coleonema . Dr Leslie Edward Wastall Codd. . 91 cochlearis DSN. G.28. 100 columbaria . .1.before c. South of Caucuses. alluding to the snail-shell appearance of the callyx of the lip as described by Lindley in this type of species. Dr Leslie Edward Wastall Codd.339. 302 coccinea DSN. Small pillar. Dwelling.168.1.. G. . . A dove. 18. See Pavonia c. . See Hypoxis c. descriptive of the appearance of the flower. G.158. 18. Scarlet.DSN.. .16.14. f. alluding to certain flower colour forms.14. a bell. 13.10.234 colchicum . Portuguese for a grimace. together with.14. L.DSN.

76h. Protea c. From konos.448 commiphora . 308e confecta .1. 16.178. See Juniperus c. c.11. Disperis c. 273 conocarpus .392. 16. 102.DGN. 20. 16. 86. . referring to the peristomium teeth that form a cone-shaped body.DSN.1. Strong smelling. Delosperma c.Botany 31 coma . See Ochna c. From kommi. 302. See Angraecum c.16.82 compositarum . Linnaeus named it after a member of the Commelina family of which Joseph and Caspar were botanists. In COMPOSITAE it refers to the flowerheads . 16.1.246. a fruit.Pterygodium c. 16. See Rhodohypoxis baurii c. . refers to the dense flowering heads. . .14.DSN.Composite. 448e conyzoides DSN. . 274b-e. Confused..358. See Ochna c.448 contra-.densiflora.90 compacta . a knuckle or prominence and karpos. G.DSN. See Eucomis c.GSN. Flattened. In Diplorhynchus c. Shellbearing.. 432d. 448b con. See Polystachya c. 50.Indigofera c. 222 convolvere .32a-c commelina CGN. 126j combretum . . gum and pheros. throat. Eulophia c. and pharynx. 84 condylocarpon . 84.. 303.MSN. 242a combreticola . .. and cum. turned against. 212a-c communis . 18. Paul Conrath.18. From konos. See Anthericum c. . 16. to bear. to twine around. 18. Chamaecrista c.1. 18.1. . Pretty.DSN. it refers to the shape of the fruit.18.MGN. . 18. 405 conchiferum . Convolvulus. 16. 3.. See Crassula c.504 conis . Growing together. 339 comosa DSN. . See Cyperus c. 420. refers to lip.18.144 comparettia . Contorted. . 304 contractus DSN. .256 comosum DSN. L.. Of a uniform colour. . See Viscum c. Aster c..See co-. 18.194. 18. 154. See genus Convolvulus.11. G. In Manilkara c. Compressed or contracted. L. 13. See Streptocarpus polyanthus subsp. L.DSN.. 195. Erica c.contro-.DSN.1. Myrtus c. From concertus.2. See Streptocarpus c.G.10. 152 conostomium .. 256.126 concinna DSN. To twine around.DSN. 1. 16. 18. 100. 298b congestus DSN. elegant. Helichrysum c. a cone and stoma a mouth. See Ethulia c. 97 complanata DSN.. See Caesia c. Growing on Combretum. Tufted with hair.. Closely set with leaves. Dust. 3. the identity of which has been lost with time.16.14.222.L. Prof. shaggy. 10.1.176 convolvulus . Hypericophyllum c. hence the Greek word for gum-bearing. Hairy tufts. 18. 44. See Helichrysum c. Named after Clive Cookson. 100. .16. 3. .1. to entwine.18.566 compositae . From kondylos.CSN.DSN.1. R H Compton. 334a conyza . it refers to the manner in which the stamens are grouped in the crown..CGN. Crowded. 16. 50.2. Pressed together. 10. Congested. Named by Linnaeus after the three Commelin brothers. Compact.98. 128. 222. 16.C:\BOT-D-Kdoc ADISK073 Meaning of Scientific Names . See Mariscus c. Disa c. 18. See Disperis c.DSN. entwine.DSN. especially W. . it refers to the leaves.266a. Belonging to the Compositae. .580 concreta . to entwine. 3. . . 106a. 233. See also convolvere. Contraversus.. Common. Andreo Comparetti. 2.. 78 e-f confertifolium . G. 18.CSN.. See Dicoma.L. 276a-d come . The ancient name for the genus Inula (dating from Pliny). . 16. Against. neat. Origin unknown.DSN.1.12. . 5.5.From convolvo. L. .16.1. a cone. A tuft.212 confusa . 178. 10.CSN. Pachycarpus c. Prunis c. narrowed. pl 189 compressum DSN. . 16. 100.L. .DSN. Greek anti-.Hebenstretia c. 328d contorta DSN. Cyrtanthus c. Aloe c..38 convallaria . Thomas Cooper. 12. 302. 16. pl 110. 122d.1. A name given by Pliny to a climbing plant. Ledebouria c. Also refers to the species often being confused with other KZN species with similar dry bracts. 84. 18.DSN. 266a confusa DSN. Confused.368 concolor . Chlorophytum c..560 comptonii . Rhynchosia c. growing together. .10.482 cooperi CSN. 16. 5 pl 12. See Fimbristylis c... See concerta. 1221 convolvo . . From convolvo. 266. . 302. uncertain.28.With cone-shaped fruit. After the Dutch botanist Johan Commelin. G. 268. 18.14. 400h conranthii . . In Nuxia c. See genus Commelina. 11.440 cooksonii CSN. 18. 184. .DSN. Eriospermum c. 18. See Watsonia c. Of the valley.388 congesta .DSN. 339 conopharyngia ..MGN. 10. . L.382e. 44.1. f. 18242 concretus . uncertain.

60 coriarius . Having flowers arranged in a corymbs/flat topped inflorescence. Adjective cornutus. In L. G. 16.. From cordyle. Clusters of flowers.DSN. 18. See Pachycarpus c. 125. An ancient Latin name for hazel. 426f. 18. 94. See Oxalis c. Rhynchospora c. Crowned.appearance. . Leaves like Coronopus.90.DGN. 76.526 cornus . 12. From korys helmet and anthos flower. L. . See Cassia c. horn-like process.DSN.DSN.Aptenia c. 18.10. . .DSN. From kopros.2. In L.564 . 13. Lotononis c. See Lopholaena c. G.1. female. An allusion to the shape of the flowers. 268. . 132g corchorus .10..GSN.DSN.1. 407 coprosma . Skin. 156 cordyle .MGN. 80. 16. See Corymborkis c. 16.10. .1. 394e.GSN. 278a.DGN.10.11. 18. and refers to the fruit. like.DGN. a bug and opsis.18.532 cordatum . A cluster. mas. Coprobius. refers to the leaves. a plant in the same genus. See Hermannia c. From the Koranna country. 13.516 -cornutus -cornis. . dung and osme.MGN. . See Senecio c. G.344.312. 16.DSN. compounds..438 copaifera . . Crowned.CSN.. 106 corylus . 52. .1.Macowania c.DGN. 70.DSN.10. Bicornis.14. Eriosema c.1220 coriacea DSN. From Copaiba the Brazilian name for the balsam obtained from some of the species. leaves resemble that of Cornus. 18350 corbichonia . With leathery leaves [coriacea].558 cordifolium . Habenaria c.1.252d 18. 30. Rubia c. 407 corokia . 1223 coriifolia .28.CSN. 250d cordata . 80. 18. 92..DSN. Jose Francisco Correa de Serra.Origin unknown. .548 coronatus . Mucuna c.. 304.200b.Anredera c. 339 -cornis . 18.10. 18. 398.412.456. 48d... 1223 cordia .16.11. for genus Corylus.. 1223. leathery.G. pl 19.50.284. See genus Coreopsis.368. . . the hazel.Botany 32 Isoglossa c.16.-16. possibly due to the shape of the ovary. 106 coryanthes .434b corium DSN. 102g.12. In Syzygium c. Ammocharis c. A club. 42. 18. 112b.MGN.DSN.DSN. L.428.DSN.16.DSN.248d. . See also genus Corylopsis. See Schizoglossum c.DGN. a club and gyne. . 304. . See Salicornia -14. 101 cor DSN. 174.316. relating to dung. 13. . Valerius Cordus. From corium. From Korana bushmen. 18. 20. Horny [cornis]. 18. 1. 102d corniculata . 105 coromandelianum .DSN. 16. 16.. 18.262c. 339 cordyla .122. . In Cissus c. 16. Ruellia c.DSN. See also cornu. referring to the seed resemblance.258. Having thorns. . . 107 corymbis . . See Disa c.Clutia .13.1. and alludes to the fetid odour of some species of this genus when crushed .18. Of curriers (curries?) or tanners. 339.322 coronopifolia DGN. 18. See Cordylogyne. See Lobelia c.DGN.10. 12. . 103 cornuta DSN.270.330b coreopsis . a leather bag. L. 63 copro. two-horned. 40c-d. 98 corycium . 3. See Datura c. L. . Horned or spurred. it alludes to the leaves. With heart-shaped leaves.378. Small horn.DSN. With heart-shaped leaves. L. Bedbug. 5.10. 3.-cornutus.318 coranica .301. -horned.10. . 28.364.10.1. in allusion to the shape of the lip. smell.32. 161 cordifolia .L.DSN. .496 correa . See cordifolius . a club.G.L. Jute. 330e. See clavicornis. and refers to the large root base of some species. a diminutive of korkos.124 corymbosa . In Euclea c.488.128. 114e corylopsis . 101 cordylogyne . . -10.88.. 18. From korulos.276 cornigera . From kordule. A Latinised name derived from the Maori korokia. . . See also coriacea. L.60 corneus . 90. With leaves resembling those of the genus Cornus. because the genus resembles Corylus. 134g.. Heart-shaped leaves.DSN. Horn. 407 cornu . Club-shaped. a hazel and opus.18.c. living on dung. 274. See Coriacea . 50e. -horned.186. See Malvastrum c. an early name for the northern Cape and Botswana.568 corymbosus DSN.544 cordifolius . 74a.. from kordule. Named after the Coromandel coast of India.1. In compounds. Diascia c.C:\BOT-D-Kdoc ADISK073 Meaning of Scientific Names . 16. G. Heart-shaped.274 cordatus . skin. From koris. spur. excrement. See Sida c.284 coronarius DSN.a club. See Schoenoplectus c. 168. 339.2. 330b cordyline . Heart-shaped. . The Latin name for C...10. From korykion. 16.136.10. 407. 18. 17. Heart-shaped. 106. compounds.

See Schistostephium c. From krateros. 18.3. 16. n.G. .CGN. Barbed with long and weak hairs. f. 104c. 300 cotoneaster . 72a-c crispa -DSN.1. X. L. Thesium c. means similar to quince.12. G. 339. crested alluding to the back of the lip.. George Crabbe. . Derived from crassus. In this genus the wood is hard.DSN. 3.1. . subsp c. 5. . . 273 cosmos .134 cotinifolia . A quince. .409 crinis DSN.16. L. refers to fleshy leaves. 2. L. amateur botanist. 16.G.14. . Leaves resemble another genus Rhus cotinus. .1. 212. 212. From kotyle.DGN.1. From kratos. Named after Rev. See Erythrina c. Tapinanthus c. a capsule. referring to the small cup-like leaves.386 crataegifolia DSN. The specific name given by Linnaeus because the leaves resemble Cotinus. 111 crateriformis DSN. L. Cliff.108 cotinus . 16.356. L.121.Botany 33 coryne .82 crassocephalum Xpicridifolium .. .DGN. 370ab cremnos . 303. 25. 16. See Gladiolus c. . G. 156f coulteri .DSN. 418f craterostigma .388b craterocapsa -DSN. 18.142. 126c.1. similar. 3.MGN. . From krasson.54 crassus DSN. 10. 18. Thick-footed. 18. L. . 18.502. hemispherical. See Disa c.152c. . 122.198 craspedon . 300 cotonifolia . Curled (leaf margins).14.14. 16.440 crataegifolium DGN. 54. . A thick head. beautiful. a head. For the genus Crassula it refers to the fleshy leaves. See also Dias cotonifolia. n. another genus of kotinos the wild olive. 18. pl 147. 18. . 18. Potamogeton c. G.. .1.C:\BOT-D-Kdoc ADISK073 Meaning of Scientific Names .16. 1222 CR crabbea . 409 crassocephalum . 14.1. See Satyrium c.1. cup-shaped and kapsa. 248. 54 crinitus DSN. Club.320 crataegus -DSN. . Dias c. 16. 18.256 cristata -DSN. Ribbed. pl 24. 262a . 84. cup-shaped and stigma. (1). 182. G. 386g. 16. 116. . L.420. Cock s comb. Crested. 273 cotyledon . the Sumach. quince and ad intstar or aster. 270. See Euclea c.DSN. 156a-c.448.. 366e. concave. . 409.. Having tassel-like tips.4. a stout stigma. 273 crassicornis DSN.DSN. 90c. See genus Cotoneaster. (see cristatum). 12. 78. Finely-waved.DGN.118 crista-galli -DSN.d.CSN. a stigma. 122. a head. 120. Moderately thick.. 16. border.366 crassifolia .1. See genus Crassula.1. thick.b. See Ipomoea c. .12.3.DSN. picridifolium. thick. refers to single spur.1. The hair. See Chamaecrista. 174 cristatum -DSN. notched. L Crested. 18. Thick-leafed.104.2page ?. Thick horn. 192. 18. See Hypocalymma.1. thick. . A conspicuous stigma is a feature of this genus.526 crista -G.16. 339 cristata -DSN. 374I. 409 crinon . Having tufts of long weak hair. Crested.16. cup-shaped hollow. . Name for lily. 44.DSN. 10. f. Thorny flowering shrub.. . forceful. L. with the leaves of the genus Picris.560 crassiusculus DSN. var c. Edge. L.DSN.292f crispus -DSN. Irregularly waved. From krateros. 250. 456e crassula DSN. .. . a cavity or small cup. In Hermannia c.172 crassifolius . Euclea c. 3. 118. 16. See Rumex c. .1. Satyrium c var c. L.. 3. Bowl-shaped.10. See Hermannia c. subsp macrum. 13.14. 84. .10. . See Vernonia c. strength. 14.12. See Kalanchoe c.16. Cyperus c. kephale. 152b. 16. kephale. From kotonion. . See Indigastrum c. With ovate-elliptic leaves. Scalloped. 222.14. Leaves like Crataegus. Thomas Coulter. . 18. 18. See Manulea c. 18.1.G. 1220 costatum . 13. (2). anything hollow. forceful.CSN. Small cup. crisped. referring to the leaves of some of the species. Thick. .. From krasson.10. Thick-leafed. 108 cotone . 144. L.G. . m. 82.254 crescentia . . 188h.109. See Dioscorea c.DGN.14. . Thickish.For genus Cotinus an ancient Greek name of doubtful origin. 334d. 301. referring to the fruit. 154a.272f cotyle .456 crassipes . 116. 212. From kotyledon. 16. Crescenzi. 274 crinum . . 398 16. 273 crenata . Ceropegia c. . See genus Crabbea.DSN.-g. . Eichhornia c. G. From kosmos.G. 16. 18.14. 16. G. Lily. 150c-e.254.DSN. 18. 70a.1. 5. 236.G. 456e. 158a.

5. pl 168. 3. From krypto. See Asclepias c.CSN. Hidden. 310c cryptomeria . 11. Name suggests the flowers are curved. 202a croton . 16. Shaped like knife blade. See kruptos.DSN.300 cryptocarya . 18.1.372. For Gladiolus c. alluding to the anthers which are fringed.G.412 cucullata . Murder. hidden. ctenium.. . (1) Alan Cunningham. cten-.12. . dull red. part. 210. . . 140. 74.78 crossandriformis . rattle. 276 crocos . L. See Gnidia c. 16.DSN.12. . Fringed anthers. cten-. In Cassine c. 414c.G.16. 18. .1. pl 53.G.12. 254.308 cuneata DSN.DSN. cteno-. 224e. . 18.494 cussonia .88g. phorus bearing and anthos flower. From very old Greek word kuparissos. hidden and meros.1. 226g cruentus DSN.44 crustata DSN.G. comb. 162. Resembling the genus Crossandra. refers to the yellow bark. 16. See Cissus c. . . 412e. A tick. Cup-like. . In compounds. 1.308 cultriforme .b. . bent. 78.166. L. . Hidden nut. 18. 56. to hide and anthos. 410 cten-. 10. 188. Barleria c.10. . Ancient Latin name for cucumber. From krossoi.538 . L. In Synadenium c.C:\BOT-D-Kdoc ADISK073 Meaning of Scientific Names . rattle. also a member of the Acanthaceae.1. 304. 198e.-a.14. From krypto. In Crocosmia it refers to the smell the dried flowers have of saffron when placed in warm water. 13. since all parts of the flower are obscure. G. cock s comb.180i. P.182f.MGN. Chaldean. . crypto-. 16.14. 88g. comb. In compounds. cock s comb. 16. 18.156. 16. From krotalon castanets. Seeds in many species rattle in the pod when ripe. 316g.CSN. 94f-g.. an allusion to the normally hairy anthers. 13. pl 63 cuscuta DSN. Curved like a scimitar.DSN. 282. 178a crypto DSN.14. alludes to the short rounded spur which resembles a monk s cowl or hood.5.DGN. In compounds. hidden. 1220 crocosmia DSN.76 crotalaria .1.Botany 34 crocea . -um. G. Lorunthus c. Wedge-shaped. from the flowers in which the sepals are united at the apex and only open by a window at each side. Hooded or hood-like.DGN.DSN. a flower. 2. In compounds. 16. 16. 226f curviflorus . it alludes to the surface of the fruit.2. From kryptos hidden. 94f crocus .146a.DSN G. 5. because the inflated pods.DSN.DSN. . 396h. Knife-like.80. . G. (2) Richard Cunningham. From kruptos. refers to calyx lobes. though the Latin Cypressus and the old French Ciprès are all names for the Cypress . Leaves like Cussonia. See Angraecum c.392f. verecundus.16. fruitful. 284 cussonioides DGN. .DSN. . 138. ctenium.G. 18. 303 cuphea . G. From crocos or krokos.292 cunninghamii .DSN. a smell.339. See Erica c. Cubic. 16. 14. See genus Cuscuta. 156. saffron and osme. See Wahlenbergia c. 18. For Eulophia c. Saffron.28. 124. . Encrusted. Name for dodder. Fucundus. 16.114 cryptophoranthus . 410 ctonos .. 18. it alludes to the structure in which the flowers are placed.302 cuspidata DSN.550 -cundus .10. 16. and it refers to the shape of the capsule.126 cultriformis .. . bashful. when shaken.18. Indicates an aptitude or constant tendency. 99 CT ctenium. 18. concealed. L.14.14. In Maerua juncea var c. a fringe and andros.16. See Asclepias c.1. 410 cryptantha .h. 410 cteno. . comb. From kuphos. 56.416 cucumis DSN. cock s comb. 330g. 113. 98 cryptolepis .16..2. 18. ctenium. 116 cupulare .DSN. Accacia c. a scale.18. referring to the smooth seed.DSN.10. 262.396a. See genus Cryptolepis.DGN L. Blood red.42 crossandra . 115 cupressus . See genus Crocosmia . G. . 18. 301.186i. refers to the boxlike shape of the lower half of the flowers. 10.. to hide and lepis. covered.142 crypt-. 274 CU cubica DSN. 74. 3. Cusson. refers to a calyx completely covering the fruit.1. Tipped with rigid point. 18. . alluding to the scales of the corona which are deeply sunk in the corolla. . Saffron-yellow. a male.15. . 18. that is having the sides or apex curved inward to resemble a hood. m. 1223. See Pearsonia c.1.DSN.DSN.G.

1.182 cymbe DSN.G.DSN. the remainder opening in sucession outwards.DSN. Head.100 cyclos .66.1.28. curved and anthos. See genus Cyperus. 106. 20. 16. an orchid. 244a. .14. From kynos.G. 18. Bladder. . -18. G. 410 cyaneus .DSN. Possibly from Greek kutisos. 102 cymbidium . because of the small testiculate tubers. testicle.38 cyrtorchis DSN.G.16.13. From kyathos. . 274 cyclamen . 300e-f cybe . G. 16. 366f. See Plectranthus c. In flat topped flower clusters.18.14. m. 242.109 .14.DSN. Centaurea c.. From kyon. 3. Cypress. which curves upwards.DGN. 64 cyathula .28. A swan. a kind of clover.DSN. because of the structure of the flower. From kyanos. G. 18.MGN. Bent. Cup-shaped. .c.DSN. From Cypro Cyprus. 246a. 16. Small cup. 16.130 cystis . . . 412 cyathophora DSN. 332b cynoglossum . A circle.28. referring to the shape of the column-foot. curved or bent and stemma a wreath or garland.14. See Streptocarpus c.340. or otis. 274 cytisus . cyan-. cup-. blue. 18.. .530 cynanchum . In compounds.107 cyperus . G. G. 422a-c cyphos . 384a cyano . G. 112d.DSN. the island sacred to Venus.14.L.28. From kykos cycle and pogon beard.502 cyphia .Botany 35 CY cyan.184 cylindrica .1.312. . 16.14.DSN. From kyphos. blue and ous. 1. 348 cypro .DGN. to strangle. With cymes or flower clusters in which the flowers in the centre open first. . Ladle.586 cymbidiella . From kyrtos. .G. 118 cyclopogon . . a dog and orchis. 264.1. possibly alluding to some of these species being poisonous. 420h. hunch-backed. . From kymbes boat-shaped in an allusion to the shape of the lip. 274 cyanotis .14. . . 274 cyphostemma . all segments are strongly curved. 32d-h. Dark blue colour. L. 3..16. 18. f. . 18.1.DSN. . 370c cygnus . the island sacred to Venus.. an ear. 234.14. 88: 16. Boat. G.10. and possibly refers to the blotch on the standard petals of the flowers. flower and refers to the frequently curved flower tubes.DSN. 364f. m. 16. From kuklops.G.DSN. Diminutive of Cymbidium to which the species bears a superficial resemblance and were once referred to.28. Of cylindrical form. a dog and ancho. 274 cyanus . G. -10. a dog and glossa. 16. Dark blue. Circle.DSN. From kyphos. bearing. From kyon. round-eyed.1. relating to the cell.G. Dichapetalum c. . Like Toadflax. See Cyathula c.G. f. .14. 5. 410 cyanos .a cup and phorus.G. . cup-bearing.250 cymbalaria . G. 108 cyrtanthus DSN. G.G. 28. alluding to the texture of the leaves.G. . 118 cyto. corrupted to pedium. and pedilon slipper.G. 116 cypripedium .L. 248a-c: 18. 164.1. . 412 cytopodium .448 cyanthos .222.14. curved.1.16. 274 cymosa .340a cynorkis . 16. 246. . m. . See Cypripedium . 382d. In compounds. 84.DSN. . Euphorbia c. 103 cymbion .DGN. 50. . See genus Cupressus.DSN.280 cypressus . . an allusion to the colour and form of the petals of these herbs. pl 148. 26a-f. meaning Venus s slipper orchid. . See Stachys c. cup.28. 10. 18. . blue.. G. 1219 cyclopia . Possibly alludes to the white flowers or to the slender furry corolla tube. In compounds. 274 cycnium . & L.C:\BOT-D-Kdoc ADISK073 Meaning of Scientific Names . Swan. cyano-. Cyathifer.16. Curved orchid.13. 18. . 76c-j. See genus Cyrtorchis.DGN.DGN.DSN. .G. G.g. See Cycnium. Cylindrical. G. 364f cylindraceus .Latin and Greek for sedge. See Helichrysum c.. G. resembling a swan s neck. 108.DGN. Cyprus. 370e cymosum . 16. 1221 cyath. From kyrtos a swelling or curve and podion little foot.DSN.10.. apparently alluding to the pubescent sepals which resemble a circle of beards around the flower when viewed from the front. In compounds.. a tongue.DSN.14. 234. Pachycymbium 18.

See genus Dacrydium. A tear.CSN. See Gladiolis d.G. See Pergularia d. since resin drops are commonly exuded. which remain on the tree long after the flowers have fallen. . 412. See genus Dacrydium.44 dalbergia . Damascus. Dr Cornelius Dalen. 1221 . 78.121. The Arabic name for the species daemia.16.128.DGN. 224f.G.1. G. 13. Dactylifer. . . Andreas Dahl . 316f dahlia .28. 272f dakru . 16. 3. a tear. OR. G. 120 dactyl.246. 16. & L.1. 212. 18. tear. 1218 dais . From kyrtos a swelling or curve and orchis orchid.14. 10. 10. A firebrand or torch. 302.DGN. 58. 18. petals and lip or possibly to the fleshy leaves and roots of some species . 120 dakrudion . 210.CSN. The genus name Dias.CSN. 76. .12.DGN. . 16.G. 69.MSN.. Diminutive of dakru. N Dalberg. 3.GSN.1.110 D DA dacrydium . 13. From dakrudion a diminutive of dakru. finger-bearing. .10. Finger.276 dalenii CSN. 299. pronounced in two syllables. .C:\BOT-D-Kdoc ADISK073 Meaning of Scientific Names . 18.. 120 dalechampia .G. It resembles a torch about to be lit.Botany 36 cyrtorchis .12. 409 daemia .11. probably alluding to the curved sepals. In compounds.14. is because the flower-heads are each placed on a little platform or "dais". See genus Dalechampia. 28. See Tridactyle . 274. Tridactyle. French botanist Jacques Dalechamps.182. .522 dactylos . made by the bracts.10. finger. 176a damascenus .

16.G. 132g decurrens DSN. A band. deformed. L.14. 438a dasys -G. 137 -dendron . For Allophylus d. . G.G. Dendrophylax. 48. tree. dendro-.Downwards. The name has reference to the Bay-Tree.DSN. Named after a Dutch botanist friend of Thunberg. . 208. 13.Botany 37 daphne MGN. 134f-g. From Delagoa Bay. . 1219 deltoideus DSN. . 16. Jean Marie Delavay. 128. a fleece.CSN.DSN.CSN. 274. In Monopsis d.378 delosperma . Whitewashed. 18.G. Densely. 303.14. 339 deformis ..16. [ ? Maybe this should read desmos and not demos]. thick and mallos.G. 10. Dendrochilum. . alluding to either to their prominent lip. 128. Opposite leaves carried in pairs at right angles. 339. . 18. confertus. 414 dendro. Daughter of Peneus. 96. 16. Tree. A tree. or to the epiphytic habit. 16. 276 decorus . Running down. G.210 dens DSN.140. 18. 278c deca . prong. 414 dendrobium .CSN. used of a species closely resembling another.Crinum d. spisse. Polygala d.220a dendr. 304 dealbatus DSN. In compounds. pl 45.DSN. triangular. 110 denekia CSN. Decorated.. G.14. See Populus d. also from tatorah. From dendron tree and either cheilos lip or chilos green food. See Acacia d. ten.C:\BOT-D-Kdoc ADISK073 Meaning of Scientific Names . See Haemanthus d. in Angola-16. sinking down.1. 1218. Dekindt. See Aloe d. 1222 dasy. confertrim. Arabic name of a species of the genus Datura. seed. 16. In compounds. cata-. From dasys.28. 340c. G.28.1. as the foliage resembles some of the species. from descendens. Albertisia d.14.350. . outwards..1. Père Armand David. m. 330c dense DSN. 18. with thickly hairy flowers. G. A dolphin. tree.188.1.. 274 . See Senecio d. 218b decorum . Weak. See Pachycarpus d. 413 dasymallum DSN. Dasyanthus.14. 18.G. .1. . 14. . . See Beaufortia d.13. dendr-. See genus Calodendron. 16. Rhododendron. 192b delagoense/sis . From delos. See Pachycarpus d.12. 18.DSN. 125 davyana . See dasymallum. Kaempferia d. exposed and sperma. .470..170 decumbens . 414 dendrophylax . 1222 delos . L. .10. Joseph Burtt Davy.DSN. 2.124. Beautiful.14. G.CSN.16. 420e. See genus Denekia. 278. Polygala virgata var d. 414 . 128 dendros G. Lobelia d.DSN. 226.18. Sweet bay. probably alluding to the roots which tightly clasp the branches of trees.1.DSN. . 13. f. 438 datura . .Misshapen. hairy. 28.DSN. 152.. 65.548 debilis . because of deceptive resemblance to Rhus . densus. Tooth. Shaggy. L. 106.28. 1219. 13. Decorative. 18.var d. 16. From dendros tree and bios life meaning tree-life. adorned.16.CSN. triangular. 18. First recorded collection of Vigna unguiculata Subsp d. 16. .496 decora .106 dekindtiana.DSN. Delta-shaped.588 davidia . . 5. . thick or markedly hairy. 276. 276.GSN. Deceiving. In compounds.10. 186. 1. 12. dendr-.28.134.284.G. See bidens. . . Greek apo-. 260.10. 14. 127. Epidendrum .DSN.1.10.MGN.. 264. G. 18. 14.1. refers to the colour of some plants. -dendron. See Delosperma .DSN. In compounds.322 demos ? G.274. 3. L. 127 dendron . they used a species that closely resembles another. n. See Vigna d. 40 davyi . Senecio d. L..12. 274. shaggy.14. 106. . In compounds. 13. . 303. Exposed.CSN.10.536 delavayi . Leaves like the Greek 'D'. an allusion to the aerial existence of most species. trailing with tips erect. See Corbichonia d. thick-haired. deceptive but what it refers to is uncertain. Leucadendron. 300. -dendron. 303. 16. 164c DE de. 122. .413 decipiens . 414.DGN. Mozambique.. pl 178.. See Antidesma. 160.DSN. See Dissotis d. Dissotis d.322 decussata .. Clerodendrum. 14. See Helichrysum d. G.DSN. 274 darwinii . 134f-g delphinium . visible. laurel. pretty. tree.. .248. -14. . deceptive. See Helichrysum d. From decumbens. See Dendrobium . Joseph Burtt Davy. 5. referring to the indumentum. Hippocratea d. From dendron tree and phylax guard. 18.1. 110 dendrochilum . The name is derived from the Hindu dhatura. Charles Darwin.

See also bi-. pressed down. L.1. In compounds.60. Skin.10. 28. In compounds. Dichapetalum. it refers to the recurved thorns. 76. See pel-. 96. bond or chain. .G.. it refers to the leaves. a divine flower. horn and karyon. fastening. See genus Pomaderris. 1. . R L Desfontaines.. 415 deutzia . . 162b deuter .464. In two. L.Botany 38 densiflora . bunch of grapes .G. with stamens two sets.44.CSN.72 derris DSN. m. Hindu name. 274..480 denticulatus . dicha-.428.468. Dicliptra. Finely toothed. 76. 74. 3. 274. leather covering. . 30. away from.DSN. anything used for tying. In compounds.14.dis-. before a consonant.DSN. refers to crowded spike. Dissepimentum. A skin. halter. a nut. 16.14. In Rhus d. 18.DSN. See species Cyperus d. referring to the jointed pod which resembles the links in a chain. In compounds. 18.522 diaphananthe .. 415 di. 18.14. 16.18. 13. 18. naked. Joseph Descaisne.1. . . Dicerocaryum. 415 desme . referring to the stamens which are joined together. 3. See Lavendula d. .194.14. 370g. forked. 274 desmondium . . 339.10. 16. separated.. . See Dermatobotrys . 126 -desma . 382 diaphainein DSN.136e-g.G. .14.150. 3. See Urginea d. 14. f. . 259. two-.DSN. G. lip alluding to the calyx which has two distinct lips. .32 DH dhatura .CSN. J F de Wet.428. Dichotomus.180a.114. . From derma. See Desmodium. See Diaphananthe .60 desmos G.14. See Gladiolus d.G. .DSN.1.394.G. 264. 232b denticulata . divided in pairs. . 16.CSN. Or two.18. Dichotomus. forked. 132.DSN. Asparagus d. pl 162. From dikera.446. 94d. a nut. 244.. . band. Quercus d.1. From desmos.10. In two. Transparent. . Toothed.157 detinens . 16.DSN.8. 128 dicerocaryum .144 depressa . Selago d. 18. Two. 108. 18. See Aloe d. G. Syncolostemon d. 16. 18. 456c. . Desmondium. etc. fastening.76 dicha . See dianthus.18. From dis. .202j dicho . 108. See genus Diaphananthe. divine and anthos. Trichodesma. referring to the hard fruit with two spines 1. across. G. 18.10.. skin and botrys. 56d.. G. 304. 264. 304. Detain. 1223 denudatus . Or from dios. 304 dialy. 415 dianthus . Hexadesmia. 16. See Watsonia d. Hanging down. Lobelia d.DSN. two horns and karyon. partition dia. disbanded. for Zeus and anthos a flower.10. . From di.C:\BOT-D-Kdoc ADISK073 Meaning of Scientific Names . 16. L. Through. Walafrida d. . 18. L. 124 DI di . 18. (2). Bare.DSN. 304 .434 derma DSN.102.436.1. 16. G. Slightly toothed. See Dichrocephala. two and keras. Nemesia d.128. hold. Between.DGN.275. 125 desfontainea . 18. dicho-.424. 420c.28. Derris. . 303.220.1. 5. G.14..1. Flattened.14.14. 128 diaphanes . 127 dewetii .28. . more or less transparent.flower. In Acacia mellifera d. 16. Bundle. 18.CSN. From Zeus.. Densely flowered. (1). 132. 62.530 dichilus .G. 28.396 descaisnea .G.76. chain.358 densiflorus DSN Densely covered in flowers.G.1. 18.456 dentata .. second.DSN. See Lightfootia d.G.204.72 dermatobtrys .178.L.168c. 3.12. (2). Dicoma. (1).16. Diothonea.560 dependens .92a. 16.10. L. L.MGN.DSN. 18. Also bundle. Johan van der Deutz. Antidesma.. . 142. 136e.DSN. 16. A two horned nut. referring to the stamens that are joined together. From di. The membranaceous and often translucent perianth of many species suggests name derived from diaphanes transparent and anthos flower. referring to the scent of some species.220a. twice. 51.DSN.Dyschoriste d. . 129 di. Bond. . To show through. handful. divided in pairs. See Crassula d. two and cheilos... Diascia. 378b.

DSN.128. Two horns .96a. 292g: 25. . referring to the floral.378 dimorphotheca . Disperis. alluding to the two membranes stretched from the column to the lip like jibs from the foremast to the bowsprit of a ship.129. 18.10. Referring to two large wings in the style. 339.. See genus Dietes. Double. 11. 72. 274 didymos . 18. but probably from Latin. 18. Moritz Kurt Dinter. Male and female flowers separate. In compounds. From digitus. a beak. two-fold.DSN.120.G. 18. . 128 diospyros . 301. See genus Diplorrhynchus.454 diervilla . . Dicoma.350g. 82a-b.10. Disa. 1220 digitata . 129 dis . Or probably from the Greek dis alluding to the two large wings in the style.428 dicoma .3. 13. 129 dipcadi .. 3.16. 292g. 16. From dios. a tuft. wheat.180a.DSN. From di. Adenia d. G. 301. 13. Two-coloured flowers. From diplos.378 digitalis . See Digitalis.424a.DSN.190.DSN. grain or pear. dis. 76.238 diffusa . 270a.364. Pedanios Dioscorides.10. . 244 dimidiata . 16. a finger. 18.DSN. .1. 172. Origin uncertain. 62.DSN. Widely spread. 18.!. shield. Having two homes.446. . double and rhynchos. .DSN. grain.12.CSN. Double. . 170e diclis . chroa. 90d-f. Mt.DSN.382 dioscorea . morphe.308 e diplous . 18.368. Double folding or 2 winged. 234. In Disa possibly from rich and oppulent alluding to the beauty and . See genus Diclis.48. 454d dinteri . double. 304. double.DSN.82. Double or twin.1. 16. . alluding to the paired somewhat beaklike fruit. rich. . 128 dieterlenii CSN. 266.G. 51. Double. A finger. Possibly from the oriental name for the grape-hyacinth. G.5. 1221 dictyon . 402 diothonea .16.110.See di-. smell. The crushed foliage has a pleasant fragrance .DSN. twice and pelte.354. G. 301.454d. Adansonia d. Dichilus. Fron dios. 16.. alluding to the two coloured capitula.GSN. . .16.16.. alluding to the conspicuous bifurcate apex of the lip in the type species. or G. See Boerhavia d. 417 diploprora .DSN.1. . .28. 2.320 dietes G. . Two-coloured flowers. See Dimorphotheca.42. 10.Botany 39 dichrocephala . Divine. 18.DSN. See Carpobrotus d.12. . From di two and othone sail.14. 30 dios .DSN. See genus Dierama.98e.124 dierama . two and coma. See genus Didymoplexis. 424a-c dictammus .296. pl 82. 1st century AD Greek herbalist. divine and puros. 214. 10 & 11]. and it refers to two bracts shielding the seed. . 194. 18. 142. 10.11. . For diplos.1. G. flower. 407.14. 50h. shape and theka. .[dicer-]. G. two and possibly the Latin etum.DSN.388 dimidiatus DSN. 129 diplorrhynchus .14. Named after Anna Dieterlin. 13. twice. G. . G. 18. 130. all the leaflets from one base.L. .G.266.DSN.574. From dis. See Cineraria d. 16.G. two. G. See genus Diosma.. 3. and it refers to those species with edible fruit. From dis.88.110.16.24. . 28. . G. 258. [note the differences in meaning for puros given in ref. twice.. . beak or bill.1. 10. a plant association. coloured and kephale.1. 10.138. 1220 dikera . half the organ smaller than the other. 364a. pl 36.divine and osma. L. See Brachystelma d. alluding to the two kinds of fruit found in the fruiting head. Disanthus.14. 197 dichrostachys . Rich dis (dives).DSN. 194. For Indigofera d.. 18.doubled and rhynchos.DSN.C:\BOT-D-Kdoc ADISK073 Meaning of Scientific Names . See Dicerocarynum.G. . In Rhoicissus d. Fingered. 16. . M Dierville. From dis.DSN. a head.12.510 dipelta . 18. 268a.MGN. .1.CSN. Hand-like.G. From diplous double and prora prow. 16. 11. See genus Dioscorea.130 dis. 152. See Diploprora . From di. 303 disa . 16.28. . 16. Dicta in Crete.54. Diospyros.128.1. the organs referred to are the large stipules. 2.1. A funnel. 18. For its dual affinities with Iris and Moraea. 320b dioecious -G. shape. 2. 152 diplos .5. possibly alluding to the appearance of the corolla lobes. 456c dichorostachys .520. and it refers to the double fruit. Halved or divided. It means that one half of an organ is so small that the whole organ appears halved. L. 3. 22.456.108 diosma .Dipelta. G.1.68 digitus DSN. twin. 143.G. 180. 274 didymus DSN. Net. Dianthus.CSN.28. 308e diplorhynchus . 129 diplo.16. G. a fruit.

See Amphidoxa. Derivation unclear. 11. In 2 rows. M. 121. . 394. 18. long-. 18.10. In compounds.318 dives . 16. 174.CSN. 350g diskos . . flower as the flowers are in pairs. L. 18.DSN. 206 diversifolia DSN. See Boophone d. 18. a reference to the pouches on the side sepals.DSN.130. pouch. 418 dolicho.G.28. . by medicine diviners in parts of Africa. 129 dolich.G. 274. 262g.DSN. Different colours.. 18. Also the Greek name for several long-podded beans. n. . .DSN.1. See Amphidoxa. See Nandina d. 5. Ceropegia d. or anthers. See Zaluzianskya d. 124. 192a dolomiticus . 240c.1220. L. 352c dombeya . twice and erma.42 divaricata .1. 209. In Manilkara d. 92. 16..DSN. Long stalked. .14. 16. 418 dolichopodus DSN. 16. circle.16.CSN. Of two kinds. Far apart. 182c. having two different colours. 60.2. A quoit. 278 dongolensis . 130. Glory. also a game reserve in the Northern Transvaal.1. 418 dodonaea . 140. Unequal. having two different colours. dis (dives) rich or plentiful. . 110f dissiti. remote. .472 dolichos DSN. 18. alluding to the lip shape or from Doritis. Pseudopanax d.. G. long-. 28. G.DSN. 131 doron . subsp haygarthii -1. one of the names of the goddess Aphrodite. Shaft. pl 101. Accacia d. 278.G.CSN. 232e. 318f distinctum DSN. 417 dissos DSN. 10. . L. 18. 88.114ac. See Plectranthus d. Either from dory spear .296 doritis . pl 116. In compounds.DSN. 244. which can be markedly unequal with the shorter differing structurally from the longer. spear. In compounds. Chionodoxa.1. Eriosema d.DSN. G.114. f. .DSN.. 212. pl 51.DSN.. 232. 186c. . Skin. . See Disperis d..G. 130. .1. 378c dispar . Refers the use of Euclea d. 16. Separate. 16.228 donax ..339. See Raphionacme d. . See Ceropegia d.. See Plectranthus d.271.346 distincta -DSN. present. Tritonia d.h domestica . 278c distans . 234. 36. now N. . See Dritis . a place on the Nile in N Sudan. 186.From dis.10.Two-ranked fan-shaped leaves which all occur in the same plane.G. dolich-.1. 112a-b. remote. G.18. See Hibiscus d. From dis. pl 116 for more details. Like a Disa. In Rhus d.DGN.14.DSN.60 diticha . 129 discolor . refers to leaves. 5. Habenaria d.534 disermas . dolicho-. 94. In compounds. indicating that this species is unlike others in the genus. . Joseph Dombey. See Aloe d. . 28. n. In Pelargonium d. one of the names of the goddess Aphrodite.C:\BOT-D-Kdoc ADISK073 Meaning of Scientific Names .98ef. David Douglas. Rembert Dodaens.pl72. Leucadendron d. Dolomite-loving. 274 dory . 96a.Botany 40 magnifiscence of the first species described in this genus . Spreading. .100c. 5. 131 doritis MGN.G. prop. Boophane d. 339 dominella . 202c. 299. 18.274. straggly.14. .190 disticha DSN. See Pterodiscus... 116e.DSN.150.DSN.DSN. 16. it alludes to the two different colours of the leaf surfaces.1. 18. . Dissotis 466 dissotis . 3.240 disaeformis . 131 douglasii . See Disa d. This is a reference to the stamens. In two rows. well spaced. 14. Leaves of more than one kind. Belonging to the home. pl 21. 16. G. 1222 doxa DSN. Two-fold. disc. 82.12.274 . See Salvia d. 242.286 dora DSN. apart. 14.14. 12.GSN. Distinct. G. 16. Sorbus d. Doritis. See 5. In Lotus d.Province. 301. 5.206b disperis . 28. 10. Cyperus d.560 divinorum . support. From dis. 417 dissitus -G. Berchemia d. 90. twelve. . Decision. . Long.14.48..G. In Lannea d.104f. twice and pera.14.1.5.209.. 18.122 disanthus . L. -14. 14. 3. 274.DSN. 303. perhaps refers to the plant being locally dominant in small areas. 64. twice and anthos. Species named after Dongola. .1. Gift..15. See Tithonia d.1. Lying apart.28. See Dritis . 18. it refers to the leaves. 13. G. 3.G. repute or decision.2.1. 398 DO dodeca. refers to the white underside of the leaves which are of different colours. See genus Menodora. . L. 16. 13.10. 16.-18. Varying in colour..

234. 18. 406f drymis DSN.CSN. 16. with difficulty and choristos. See genus Duchesnea. From the Drakensberg.1. Crotalaria d. Allophylus d.2.CSN. pungent .14. Named after Antoine Duchesne. 254h.132. Diminutive word for tear. Bad-. Castor Durantes.384 dryadum . Begonia d.36 -doxus . See Tragopogon d.10. 16. See genus Drosera. 274 dyschoriste . 364b. .226 drimia . G. 16. . pl 141 .126h..96 drimiopsis . Aneilema d. See Kniphofia d. Double.16. Bad or with dificulty.1. Erianthemum d.1..DSN. 18.14. From drimus.76 duplo-sinuatum DSN.448. 16. 418 doxus DSN. Course. 18.. . 230.C:\BOT-D-Kdoc ADISK073 Meaning of Scientific Names .1. See Streptocarpus d.DSN. 208.. See drimiopsis. From dryas.CSN.3. bad. . 82a. Habenaria d.CSN. L.1. J F Drège. 131 dryas MGN. 274 droseros DSN.170.518. 10. Pertaining to the Drakensberg range. In genus Drimys because the bark tastes acrid. Refers to its weeping habit. 246. 304. 18. Eriocaulon d. Augusta Vera Duthie. 418 DR dracaena . In compounds.. 260. Dragon.. 59 drakensbergensis .584 duveronia . Jonas Dryander. 250. E J Dunn. Eleocharis d..CSN. Asclepias d. acrid.DGN.96 DU dubius DSN. J F Drège.MGN. good repute.. See Dysophylla. Named after French botanist Henry Auguste Duval..GSN. 18.18.CSN. glory.18. 324c dregeana .G. . Sicklelike leaves. See Oxygonum d. 18. . J F Drège. 18.1. 16.1.1. 16. 40a dromos .DSN... .86. . From drymis. -doxa.550. J F Drège.588 dregean . . See Drimia . J F Drège.. splendour. See Erica d.134. m. splendour. Impatiens d. 18.18. 18.354. .CSN. . 314h. 130c. 398c DY dys . G. From dys.514. Named after French naturalist M. See genus Dumasia.4.262 duranta . 292c dregea CSN.270 dunnii . . 18.10. See Buchnera d. See Dierama d. G.10.254 dumasia CSN. Acrid or pungent plant.344. 132 duthieae .566 dregeanum . Acrid.. See Dryadum. G.434 dys.. Dumas. L.CSN. From Drimia the name of a related genus which this one closely resembles drimys acrid.408 drepanophylla . 394a. Dyschoriste . See Solanum d. Named after Jan Drège. Hard.18.Desmodium d. . a tree-nymph to whom the oak tree was sacred.Protea d.512 drimus DSN. 230. 130 drimys . running place.1.176. . 190 dracomontana/num . G.GSN.b dysophylla -DSN.Botany 41 -doxa .374. 398a.16. 16.1. phylla. subsp lanceolatum. 16. 162 duvalia . 394a.CSN.464 dregeanus . 18. -doxus. it refers to the aromatic leaves.CSN. 16. . separated. 1. 370a.G. From dys. . 62a.CSN. .98a. See genus Dregea. 286 dregei . 18. ill-. 16. Dewy.18.18.1.DSN.16.14. Doubtful... . .. 218. 16.CSN. Dioscorea d. Scilla d. leaf. 5. acrid or pungent plant as all parts of some species of this genus are poisonous and irritants.DSN.478 dura . . 76a. 130. 251. bad leaf or stunted leaf. A tree-nymph to whom the oak tree was sacred.284. 18.G. In compounds.16. glory. 16. 380c.14. -3.bent. See Lagynias d. difficult. See Scadoxus. 40a.. Glory or splendour. good repute.450 dracydium DSN.374. pungent. 260.338 duchesnea CSN. 406f dryandra . See genus Drimys . . See Sida d. 36. French horticulturalist. 388d. . In Leonotis d.G.G. 16. 192. alluding to the capsule valves which stick together tenaceously. J G Devernoy.

un. a-. Evolvulus. 18. without. -less. from out. not. prefix. lacking. See also ex. ex-.14. . 303. L.Botany 42 E E e. 419. destitute of. In compounds.468 . toothless. ef. Edentatus.C:\BOT-D-Kdoc ADISK073 Meaning of Scientific Names ..before f.Before s and d.

1.48. 13. Named after Johann Eichhorn. L. 234a. 314 edgeworthia . Mormodes .CSN. outwards. subsp e.DSN.334 echinatus . . Viper. 274. m..1. See echinacea . 339. 274 echinacea . . (when dative). See Aloe e.DSN.14. monoecious. 303 effusus DSN. Armed.G. See Gladiolus e. outwards.2. Dr Christian Friederich Ecklon. See ect-. 302. 4. See Gladiolus permeabilis subsp.. 16. See Aerides.. Datureae. 161?. Ecklon.Plectranthus.DSN. See Pterocelastrus e. 10.14. 146d. for'. 76. . rehmanii. with prickles. 16. From echinos.. G.. Spread out. ecto-. Viper. Expulsion. See genus Eclipta. Of Edinburgh. 58. (when ablative).506 EH ehretia . . See dioecious.G. Aristea e.18.12.1..CSN. See genus Echium.442 ect. 236g. 78.G. e. . 274. . Resembling..f. Hedgehog.Suffix added to stem of name or synomyn of type genus to form name of tribe.C:\BOT-D-Kdoc ADISK073 Meaning of Scientific Names . 354a.Botany 43 EA -eae . and 'to..G.. 78. 18.CSN. a Greek name for Vitex agnus-castus: Theophrastus' Elaeagnus was a willow.492 echidna . refers to the fruit.14. Maerua e.10. 274 ED edentula . Home..G. . 274.GSN. 13. Carissa e. 16.18. 18. .18.CSN.. 1223..14.2. 456 echis . porcupine.Ending of substantive verb meaning mostly 'with' but also 'from. On the outside. olive and agnos. Before vowels. 133 . in'.See e-. Edible.1. 16.G. Deficient.. 304 ectos . 308a EF ef. 274.16.G. Without teeth. 18. 46. 18.16.30 eckloniana CSN.14. 224.. Helichrysum e. 456f.G.474.14.448 ecklonii ..28. Lannea e. -24. 1222 edulis . a porcupine In Berkheya e.468 -ecious . 86f. . 3. 338b EI eichhornia CSN. 236g echinos . 420 EC ecbole DSN. 18. L. 408a edes . 16.14. Outside. 94c. m. by. . See Juncus e. 419 EB -ebus .14. Christian Friederich Ecklon.MGN.10. 74. 18. 304 ecto. .16.CSN. M P Edgeworth.Gladiolus e.DSN. See Pavetta e.572 ecklonis . In Pterocarpus e. . Named after Christian F. or covered. 214a ekleipo DSN. On the outside.32. From elaia. Ehretia . Inocarpus e. See Commelina e. Captain C G Ekeberg . .454. 132 edinensis . 16. 48e. Ecbolium.216 EL elaeagnus . . 160.448 EK ekebergia . G D Ehret.alluding to the sharp prickles scattered throughout these herbs.14. G. Prussian official.

oval. in colour-names indicates a pale tint. Elongated. 18. var glabra. Tall. endo-. 216..14.} 1. See Esmeralda emarginata . . Nerveless. 412 engleranum .1. side veins are not visible. Elephant root. 124.500 enantio. See Schizoglossum e. 147 en.232 emaragdu.DSN. graceful. 274 elephantina DSN.550 EN en .14. an olive and karpos. refers to the large. 16.. See genus Elionurus. See Cyphia e. 139. 5. Notched. alluding to the starchy pith of the cones 16.552 -ellus . procumbens var e..72 elionurus .. refers to the simple appendage-free corona lobes. See il-.within.To shun.DSN. Prof Adolph Engler. . Prof G Adolph Engler. Tall.DSN.L. Encephalartos -14. 421 endeca. 12... 12.456 elliptica/cum DSN. . 16. 421 endo.258. 24g EM em-G. See intra-. 78d. Elongated. See genus Elaeagnus. 132 end. For Striga e. Barleria e.G. Cover. 170. In E. 140.. used to form diminutives. inwards. 12.18. In.DSN. tail.208 elatior DSN.28. 18. 10. .96. scale or husk . Elaeocarpus.G. 304.198 elegantula .DSN.14. 18.G.14. lengthened.DSN.2. 14. .28.Suffix. 306a.CSN. 16. daughter of Athamar and Nephrele. within. Ivory. See genus Rhynchelytrum. end-. fruit. From eluo. See Justicia e. 254b . -3. Well. 18 encyclia . . To roll. G. . Orbeopsis gerstneri subsp. 421 encephalartos DSN. 204. See Moraea e. ento-.10. From enkyklein to encircle .1. because the spike-like racemes curl strongly when old. 18. Massive rhizomatous root. L. . See Elephantorrhiza e.Botany 44 elaeocarpus . -kephale. In Elephantorrhiza e. Selago e. 132. L. . en-.. See heleo-. See Talbotia e. Standing out. 22 e elytron .14. and it alludes to a round fruit enclosing a nut with a rugged shell. to roll and oura.Cynanchum e. . ... : G.18.452. 426a. pl 78.14. referring to the manner in which the lip side lobes encircle the column.. In Olea capensis subsp.. 16. Urelytrum. opposite. 16. Hibiscus e.DSN.DSN. See Eriosema e. Elegant.58. G. Olive. . 238..10.168a elingue . . 22e ellaeanthus . 16. elegant but this looks incorrect. within. 133.16. inside. .DGN. inside.166 elinus DSN. Athrixia e. See Phygelius . 374f-h eluo .G.1. In compounds. 5.3.18.10. Helinus. Emerald green. . -artos bread.74. 272. 18.1. .536 elion also helion . . From elaia..C:\BOT-D-Kdoc ADISK073 Meaning of Scientific Names .1.28. 322c.. 304.192. The Ancient Greek Helle or Helena.14.a head. 3. see em-. Erica e. 14. Like an ellipse. within. Before b and p. 339. Geigeria burkei subsp burkei var e. within.MGN.18. See Eulophia e.140.. In compounds. 422a. See Tabermaemontana e. 131 elliotii CSN..G. 303. protruding corona.CSN.. George F Scott-Elliot. var e. 303 endo.194 elongatum . . In compounds.G. 134 elastica . . a reference to the flowers. . en. 452a. within. 49. L.150 elephantorrhiza . Geigeria e. 430g. See Asclepias e. L.. {ref.G.. 16..L.. pl 80 engleri .DSN. Heliophila e. See Tephrosia e. Drima e.. . 18. muticus it refers to the spike-like racemes which curl strongly when old . Tall.5.18. e.14.10. 86a. with a shallow notch at the apex of the leaves. 18. .G. For Olinia e. Elegant flowers.beaked bracts. inside. 16. L. In compounds.G. .. See Rafnia e. it possibly alludes to the colour of white flowers.5. Or thick skinned. e. 421 enervis DSN. Zaluzianskya e. 18. 16. 68. pl 153.274a eminens DSN. 134 elaia . 186h. See genus Empodium. See Aptosi. 274. Lacking tongue.G. A twiner. 420 elongata . 140 says.G. 18. Gladiolus e. Cyphia e.DSN. .DSN. 420. 339 elata . In compounds. from elegas. 16.108. eleven-. 421 endo. 16. 368d.16. . lengthened.164e. . 339 elegans DSN.1. pl 169 eleo.86 elatus . Wurmbea e. Yielding latex or rubber.

114 epiphyticus DSN. 24a.DSN. presumably referring to the pouching of the base corolla in certain species. 18. . inside.410. Within. summit. 16. From erion wool.. See Eranthis. a kind of grass. Encircle.244 ensifolia . From epi upon and dendron tree. . upon and lobos. . 190. on. epi-.1.16. pratum.G. G. 308.DSN. 137 ereiko . alluding to the ability of some species to break down gall stones.1. 16.28. From er. not parasitically.DSN.14. 1220 eragrotis . From eros. See Lotononis e. . Nine seeds. 192. G.40 ephippium -G. Like the genus Epacris. The position of the petals and lateral sepals in relation to the column-foot. 422 enneaspermus DSN. 1220 erecta/tum DSN. 88.354. 14. From enkuos. From epi. over.12. Inside. . . 18. possibly alluding to the habit resembling that of cypress. 222g. nine-. . to rend . L.DSN. 137. 280a. 28. In compounds. See Berula e. Epilobium. 208e ento. 290a. alluding to the heart-shaped spikelets in some species and agrostis.50 erica . growing in meadows. See Kniphofia e. 18. inwards. 84. 304 entos .DSN. In compounds. See Hybanthuse. Indicates country or place of growth or origin or else habitat. -14. 3. whose name derives from the Greek for a summit. endo-. 18.DSN. 3. It is said that this genus. Upon. G. 192.[Erica]. . he took up a name that has long been used and which was derived from the Greek 'ereiko'. .Botany 45 enkianthus . 137 ephippio -G. Before vowels and h. .38 ER er . . a pod. .162. 24b eranthis . . In. .Dierama e.18.1. 137. 140.G. .DSN.1. 142 epi. on. See genus Enkianthus.G. . Saddle. wool and anthemon. . orientalis it refers to shape of fruit. G. 136 enkuos DSN. See Euphorbia e. 18. ..160.1.1. The Greek plant name adopted for a genus of terrestrial orchids which sometimes has green flowers. 202d. 16. 182d. 422 epicyparissias . Spring.14. Cyrtanthus e.10. Sword-shaped.-G. . 120.408 ensata DSN. 423 eremia . Woolly-anthered. 126h . G. From epi..1.G. swollen and anthos. With sword-shaped leaves. Saddle.. 280a epipactidea . 142 epilobium . pl 120.-is.12. 18. In E. To rend. which in turn comes from the Greek word ereiko. relating to Bononia (Bologna).44a-b -ensis . . . upon and akros.532 epidendrum -DSN. Pratensis. flower.2.DSN.var e. added to. and compartments. flower.G. 301.G. to rend. 10. In compounds. -14. 274 eria . 16. See Encyclia -28. 18. alluding to the petals of these herbs surmounting the pod-like ovary.28. Bononiensis.14. See Habenaria e. often the habit of these plants. spring and anthos.. -16. G. 132 ennea .28. 434 epi -G. wilderness. . referring to the epiphytic habit of most species in this genus. When Linnaeus established the genus Erica in 'Species plantarum' (1753). 110h. upon and kyparissos. Upright.-G. Epidendrum.10. 222g. subsp e.14. desert-. 13..296.DSN. Swollen. .C:\BOT-D-Kdoc ADISK073 Meaning of Scientific Names . . For Erianthemum 16. 304 epacridea -DSN. in the wild. 13. 18.MGN. 28. cypress. . love. Adjectival suffix. a name for heaths used by classical writers.Commelina e. From Pliny's erica.28. See Eulophia e.G. 422 entandophragma . See Erica . Growing on another plant.16.14.DSN. -e. See Epacris. See epi-. Having woolly flowers.10.1. 137 epigeneium -DSN. Epicyparissias. . . 16. from erion. which refers to the woolly indumentum of the perianth.10. f. 16. L.448 ereike .DSN. on the top of. a flower. 16. 120. Acanthephippium. From epi upon and geneion chin. over.274. Lotononis e. 18. 136 enkyklein . 304.14.G. 106d. 301. Desert.. male (referring to the stamens). grows on top of hills. From ereiko. From epi. . 12. Epigeneium. Upon. See Wahlenbergia e. See Erica.258 erianthemum DSN.16. G. noun base. 274 EP ep. 5.410 erem. 143 eriantha . 418d epacris -DSN. A word used by Pliny and Theophrastus to describe the genus. upon.

18.G. Eria . Er love and agrotis kind of grass. See Lotononis e.DSN. See Oenothera e. From erythos.1. Resembling Erica or heather.10.CSN.DSN. wool and stemon. red and physa. Senescens. Named after Ernst van Jaarsveld. 184. See Euphorbia e. Red head.DSN.28.162. .b. . Red bark. 18.. The Eria-like apperance of some species of this genus.1.2.DSN. See Felicia e.C:\BOT-D-Kdoc ADISK073 Meaning of Scientific Names . In the genus it alludes to the heart shaped spikelets in some species . 142. 12. Erythroxylaceae are red. 299 -escens . since the stamens are woolly. 18. Senecio e. 18.13. See Plectranthus e. 420f erinus . alluding to the red bladder-like fruits. For Indigofera e.-is.496 erio.G. See Smithia e. often expressed in English by the termination '-ish'. . In E.18. 12.10. 13. G. 22b eron DSN. 16.226. Eriosema. 28. 30. Eriocarpa. 34i-j. 143. 420f. 14. Wool. 5. 14. 274. See erinus. Eriostemon. bladder.60 eriosemopsis DGN. 276a erythrophysa . 180c.. 199. Love. 18. var e. 'woolly standard' .16.DSN. . . wool and carpa. scarlet or red and inus.G. .436a eruthros .210 erinos . 18. . wool and karpos. referring to the colour of the flowers of many of the species.10. 200b.DSN.50. 378b eriocephalus . See genus Eragrotis. 14. 238c.DSN. because the seed heads become woolly after flowering. To raise. See Dicerocaryum e. 3. 18.10.374. 10. Having red leaves.Also spelt erythros. See Acacia e. G. wool and kephale. n. Eriocephalus.556 eriospermum . 138. 292a-d ericoides DGN. 143 erycinia MGN. .60 erythrocepala .532 erigeroides . 126. head.G. 16.2.Red wood.474 erogrotis DSN. Liver balsam. . lasianthum refers to red sap.DGN. which see. 16.178c ES escallonia . In compounds. 142 eriocarpa DSN. a cluster.. usually itself with a noun or adjectival base. Like Eriosema.86 eriocarpa DSN.possession. .16. heart shaped. Erycinia was the Aphrodite of Mount Eryx in Sicily. From erythos or eruthros.5. 423 eschscholzia . 199. 128. 18. woolly-wool-.500 eriosema . from senex. 142.56 eriocarpum .14. a name given to the ancient plant by Dioscorides. -ep. G. 1.190b. 1219. 18.172e. 10 142. 18. Prop. Eragrostis.16. support. G. 143 eriopsis . 290a. See Erycinia . . 18. See genus Eriobotrya . From erion. wool and sperma. 145. 14. . 196. 142. See disermas. 16.DSN.460 eriocaulon .DSN. Woolly.90 eriostemon . . 299 . 308. 16. 301 erma . 16.194a. 3..18.16.1.1. 12. 16.28. G. Señor José Escallon y Flores.14. 222f. seed. .G.From erion. The wood in some species of the family. becoming aged. 11. . See genus Eriospermum. hence not fully achieved resemblance.DSN. . Erythrophysa. a fruit. . From erion. 354e erioloba . Scarlet or red. See Lobelia e. 16.274. From erion.10.1. 378b. G. it refers to the woolly fruits. fruit. Erianthemum. . 142 eros . See Combretum e. 3.60. 162. 16.DSN. L.86. 137.DSN.DSN.56. 350g ernstii CSN. wool and sema sign. Allusion to the genus's woolly seeds. . L. stamen. [Also spelt eruthos].b. From erion. From erinos. See Syncolostemmon e. Present participle ending used in forming adjective to indicate a process of becoming without full attainment reached. 34i-j. . Indicates process of becoming. 12. G. 70. 162a erion . See Erythrina. 301. 208e erythrocephalum . 199. Red sepals. .DSN. pl 81. Euphorbia. wool and botrus.1. Wool. 238e erythros . wool and caulos. pl 185 erythrophleum -DSN. 144 erythrophyllum . 22b erubescens . krausiana var e. 1219. .DSN. Eriocaulon.18. 3. Having woolly-pods.DSN. From erion.16. 145 erythrina . verb base.CSN.From erion. 16. 423 eriobotrya . From erion. 128. stem and referring to woolly hairs on the rhizome . G. Woolly fruit. See Stangeria e.G. .90.16.274.1. .10. -16. From eria a genus of orchids and opsis appearance. Becoming red. 14.Botany 46 10.3. an allusion to the woolly or hairy nature of the standard petal. Johann Friederich Eschscholz. 145 eriopus DSN. 16.60 erythroxylum . .

16. broad and ops. -um. . 306. 18.Diminutive of Eulophia given for the superficial resemblance of the species to those of the latter genus.g. 3. 18. well. -10. -um. 423 euanthe . rupes. 5.16. 28.1.C:\BOT-D-Kdoc ADISK073 Meaning of Scientific Names . 12. .L.14.390a. referring to the showy inflorescence. Rupestris.CGN.L.DGN. This should not be confused with the Greek -eus meaning belonging to or noted for.MGN. 110h.574 eu.10. See genus Euphorbia -1. . 5. See Olea e.278. 96b-c. Also formerly used in a sense of 'true.G.-a. 299. 228a-e.DSN. 146 estia . From smaragdus emerald green. and refers to the tufted crown of the flowering spike of this genus. 96b-c. Having wide eyes. e. 228. Eucalyptus. Euphorbia. 16.436 -estris (-ester) . See Euanthe . 146 eucalyptus . pl 16. Blooming. fame.10..502 esmeralda . From euanthes blooming. thorough. G.DSN.G.G.10.520. 36a-b. 16.Botany 47 esculentus .completely. 13. good.370.104. 14. 16. 102a-g. well and kruphios. 92. 18. 194. 226a-e.DSN. Well developed crest. 150 euonymus . 156. probably an allusion to the jewel-like beauty of the flowers or alternatively in reference to the deep green colour of the foliage. .-10.DSN. oak-wood.DSN. well named. 26.covered and it alludes to the cap formed by the sepals covering at their tips. From eu. . 301 euclea . Good.28. 158. 308 -êus --a.CGN. good and kome. Eucryphia. 16.192. 149.346f.G. Beautiful hair. 3. 10. 80. fame. See Hypoestes. hair. referring to the large yellow flowers. From eu. . . 3. the roots are eaten. noun base. 18. In compounds. 16. well and lophos. hence plant association. 16. . See genus Dietes. 222f.3. king of Pontus.1. 154. 301. .1.1. See genues Eucomis.28.. Indicates collective place of growth.512 eucryphia . G. Edible. alludes to the bracts. noun base. 296e euruops DSN.GSN. House. . . 456a euryops DSN. 192 eulophia . 310 eutaxia . 10. Indicates material or colour or resemblance in quality. Indicates place of growth.200. From eurys. 51 -etum . noun base.153.126. 98b. See genus Eulophia.10. 106b-c.14.-is. Indicates possessed by or belonging to. .1. referring to the crest on the lip which is present in most species of Eulophia. 154. pl 53. G. Giganteus. 146 euanthes . -14. 16.96. 292f eucomis . 230a-e. 38a.154. 72.DGN. dwelling among rocks. a face. primitive' in subgeneric and sectional names. 148 euonumus DSN.112c. 11. Cross between Eugenia myrtifolia and Myrtus bullata . . A plant association. Well named. who found one species to be an antidote for poison. 18. gigas. referring to the fine ebony-like wood of some species.242. implying a beautiful head. 72.532 europaea . Quercetum. 12. oak. a crest or plume.10. From eukleia. 423 EU eu .DSN. . In Plectranthus e. Named by Pliny to commemorate Eupator.64. In compounds. 149 eugenia .DSN. See Euryops. 28.covered. physician to king Juba I of Mauritania. Or an allusion to the conspicuous flowers of some species in this genus. 116f. 18. 114d.330 -eus . 1st cent. indicates place dominated by a given plant. usually the name of a person. undergarment. 14. . 18. See genus Euryops. noun base. From the name used by Pliny from the Greek euonumus. -e. L. Beautiful hair or topknot. From eu. See genus Euonymus .DGN. 153 euphorbia . from mel. Cyperus e. Having wide eyes. 98b-d. g. Meaning modestly.68 eugeniamyrtus . Giganteus. well and kalyptos.28.G.10. well-developed.146. pl 16. . truly. Iris and Moraea.4.252.98. 26. Or from eukalupto. 16. 147 eulophiella . From Europe. 80.1. 154 eurus . 150 eupatorium . Melleus. 10.DSN. well covered. huge from giant. .274. original. From eu. Glory.1. Named in honour of Euphorbus. Here it refers to the "cap" of the calyx which covers the flower stamens before they open. 304. 1223.309 ET etum . Referring to the species on which the genus was founded. 94. 456a. belonging to the giants. Good. -1. 149. 5. afterwards falling off.DSN. 18. G. from quercus.G. An allusion to the character of the plants in this genus. Eucomis. pertaining to honey. well. G.304.. glory. G. well. . 150 eukleia . 36a.458. 12. Prince Eugène of Savoy. See Euclea. Broad.

.CSN. . Prefix. through. lacking. beyond. 13. . 424 ex. 120. Choice. . rare. In compounds. 304.See extra-.10. . Expanded. Producing.14.. Excellent.GSN. pl 165 . 14.330 evolvo . See Streptocarpus e.128 eximia DSN. Ottelia e. outward. over and above.. 18. In compounds. Opposite of endo-. destitute of. . external and khorde.. un-. G.1. 30. . 155 exoleta . Euryops e. 155 exo. See also e-.DSN.10.144 exserta DSN.is always used before vowels. to unroll or unravel because these plants do not twine.C:\BOT-D-Kdoc ADISK073 Meaning of Scientific Names .5. See Crassula e.DSN.. out of the common order. out of.1. L.13. See Utricularia gibba subsp.84 extra. for species Albizzia e. 303 EY eylesii .28. 154b.Botany 48 10. 224 evolvulus DSN. spread. . 425 exochorda . without.14. .DSN.DSN. 155 EV evansii . and even before consonants it is used quite as commonly as e-. Fred Eyles.14. away from.L. Higher. dying away. Of Exter. 224. 303. Thin. Dr I B Pole Evans. -less.CSN. . wood and it refers to the outside fibres. . L.18. 18.L.18. From exo.10. To unroll or unravel. weak. 334k EX ex. and an-. See genus Exochorda.e. Evolvulus. From evolvo.1. . 1223 exo . outside.339 eximius .DSN. 339 excelsior -DSN. 339 exilis . .. . 16. 303. 54 evansii .See e-.12. See Araucaria e.External. 1222 expansa . . Maurice Evans.L.424 excelsa .11.10.10. 248 exoniensis .1. Ex. Extraordinarius. High. Mature.CSN. From. . See Microcoelia e. See Kniphofia e. by reason of . 16. . as do others in the same family. .On the outside.

438 . f.DSN.12.CSN.pl.DSN.1. 16.DGN. With a sickle shaped horn.. -ranked. clustered branches. Dolichos f. filagopsis. See Fig-. See Genus Nothofagus. 510. Fibre. 13. 304.18. 155 fadogia . . 108a ferox . -ranked.CSN.10. 278. 402 c. 138. . 428 ficifolia DGN.CSN.L. 18. 18. L. In Limeum f. Disperis f. bearing. See genus Fanninia. See Dolichos f. Leaves like Ficus. Shaped like a sickle. .[-fera]. in one row. 18.See filaginea. relating to figs. Francisco Fabian y Fuero.L.456b. Deceptive. In compounds.18.Beech tree. Cyrtanthus f. and fig-.L. mealy. Sickle-shaped. See Fassoglensis.. 18. 86. 156 faurea .GSN. Named after Heinrich Ficinus.256 fassoglensis . narrowing towards the top. 16. (usually within outer third). it alludes to transparent wings of the fruit. 122e-f FE feijoa .176 fallax . .158. . Rusty.14. Ficifolius.40. In compounds.Origin unknown. Herr Felix.14.1..DSN. carrying . ..CSN. 157 felicia . antennifera. . 16. In close clusters. Tylosema f. 13. W C Faure. 190. In compounds. 12. In compounds.176 -farius L.14. 5. Reginald J Farrer. See Wahlenbergia f. See Habenaria f. Coming from Fazoghli. See genus Felicia. 235 faidherbia .12. 88.14. 182c. a German official at Regensburg. 330h fanninia CSN.79 fastigiata DSN. a German botanist.L.2 page ?.DSN.18. 428 filago .d fagus . See augusticladus. . 160a falcatus DSN.494 fassoglense GSN. 428 ficinia CSN.442 fenestratum . Feroceous. syco-.2. Floury. . L. Parallel. 16. In compounds. in a row or line.10.339. 13.10.168 fanniniae . 16. 427 farinosus . In Podocarpus f. erect. 14. -carrying.Streptocarpus 18.100 falcicornis -DSN. . it alludes to the leaves. Strongly armed with teeth.210. var.16. spiny leaves for Aloe ferox. Don da Silva Feijoa.10.Origin unknown .564 ficinioides DGN. 11.564 ficus .See also Encephalartos f.4. 58d. . See.482 fariam.C:\BOT-D-Kdoc ADISK073 Meaning of Scientific Names .CSN. I bear.DSN. Sickle-shaped. Fig-leaved. . L. 172d.MGN.16. In Asparagus f.18. See Convolvulus f.498 fastigiatum DSN.DSN.226 fici. . Infariam.14. 18.. See Ipomoea f. See genus Falckia. a place in the Sudan where it was first collected.Botany 49 F FA fabiana .16.14.420 ficifolius . bearing. . 18.. 1222 fasciculata DSN. 428 fig . the place in Sudan where Tylosema f. 56 ferrugineus . 18. . Indigastrum f. . Indigofera. 304. was first collected. Parallel erect branches. 67.. From fenestra. 10.10.1. 110b.1. . fig-leaved. . L.16.. . See Scirpus f. See Asclepias f. 427 farreri . . 427 fero .DSN. Albuca f. 132c -fer .122.L. . 4 -fidus ..16. it alludes to the cladodes. Sickle-shaped. Name of small shrubby fig tree in Asia Minor. 18.92. Coming from Fazoghli. 10. pupil of Linnaeus. L.310..116 falciformis . 303. .. 1223 FI fibrosa . a window. See Kniphofia f.. 42. In compounds. Named after John Peter Falck. . .10. false. divided. Named after Marianne (Fannin) Roberts. 140 falckia CGN. Resembling Ficinia. Vernonia f. . See fici-. . .56 fatsia . L.1. An adaption of the Japanese name for Fatsia japonica. 158. Habenaria f.L. 339. 10 .18.L. Named after George Fannin.CSN.20a. . 18. Covered in dusting of flour. 16.14. subsp caffra.1223.

552 filipes . Many flowers.DSN.DSN. In Grewia f. 58e flavida .339. bending. 302. 10.Geranium f. In compounds. wife of Henry Flanagan. . flowering profusely. See Justicia f. See Grewia f. . L. Growing in a river or running water. With thread-like leaves. Flanagan. 260d.1..CSN. 12.1. like fern fronds. See Manulea f.subsp f. From flagellum. See Jasminum f. From flumen. many flowered. . . See Tradescantia f. See Dietes f.28 FO fockea CSN.DSN. Resembling the genus Filago.L.222. 129. 1222 floridus DSN. 1223 florida . 194. 18. Many-flowered. Limp. 34a. like. fimbriate. In Stenoglottis f. e. .DSN.1.DSN. 428 filic.L. 13.. 18.DSN. Discovered by Mrs. thin whip-like leaves. 234. ..16.190. 64.. 44d.. a river.576 flaccida DSN. 339. L.Tylophora f.. . Double flowered.480. 18. 34a flumen . Yellow. Selago f.. 428 filifolia .DSN.18.16. In compounds. Hypoxis f.588 flava .DSN.. See multiflora. 1.1. Kraussia f..300 flavus .398. 16. 278 fili .DGN. A river.. 13. 304.406 flanaganii .496 flagellaria . 18. .1. 250b.542.DSN. . With thread-like stalks.DSN. 308. 16. 18.g. From flos flower and scorpa a broom. Yellow. See Sutera f.522. 1. Flower.Ledebouria f.DSN.C:\BOT-D-Kdoc ADISK073 Meaning of Scientific Names .340 floscopa . 296b fluminensis DSN. 308.16. Hermannia f. For Nuxia f.b fissi.512 floribundus . 456b. the swollen parts of tuberous roots connected by narrow thread-like parts. . 408c. 302.454 flos . Fringed. Thread-like. Winding.DSN. 304. 1223 flexuosus . See Flagellaria . . 16. Huttonaea f. L. 1222 florifera/rum .82.306 flavescens . 18. 288b flagellum . From floridus. 26 flanaganiae CSN.Raphionacme f. 50.DSN. See filifolia. split-. 190h fimbri. See Asparagus f. 10. 52a. 390h. See Amphidoxa f. 194. 296b fluminense . In compounds. Dregea f...L.26 flagellifolia . 196.Botany 50 filagopsis . Malus f.CSN. 252 2. 398a.L. 429 FL flabellata . 18. Yellow-stemmed..118 flora . L. 1. In compounds.12. See Kniphofia f. Like an open fan. L. Bright.. Cassytha f.50 fili. In Passerina f. because occurs along rivers.554 . With a wealth of flowers: freeflowering.10.DSN. . With long. . 18. See Myrothamnus f.DSN. See Cyrtanthus f.16. Pale yellow.442 filiformis DSN.it refers to the flowers.1. narrow form.. threadleaved. . Named after Hendrick Focke.114. 422. 438m filaginea . flowery.DSN. 339 floribunda . 18. thread-bearing. Fraximus f. Filifer. 180d. G. 342. A fringe.18. . L.360 fischeri . See Nerine f.DSN..12. 18.Dierama f. 12. Fimbristylis. . Flowery. . See Annesorrhiza f.16. Refers to the long flexible stems. 18.. [fringed]. Grewia f. 18.. 13.14.16. 18.1. refers to narrow leaves. Mystacidium f. A whip.566 fimbriata -DSN. Free-flowering. See florida.DSN. See Setaria f. See Schizochillus f. 161.DSN. Aspidonepsis f. 16.2..176. 18.L. flaxen.14. Felicia f.L. .18. 298a. thread. G A Fischer. In the shape of a small fan. 14 flabellifolius DSN. L. 18. clear yellow.232. 2. 16. Filicaulis.1. 11. with thread-like stem. 16. Resembling the genus Filago. L. . See Indigofera f. .10.14. Abelia f. See Impatiens f. 428 fimbria G. .DGN. .300.L.DSN. .var f. 1. 34. 2. relating to ferns.Filipendulus. Thread-like.104g. 18. L. laniflora. a whip and aria. 13. Filifolius. 252a flavicaulis .238 flavum DSN. Secamone f.168. 16. 18. See fluminense. hanging by a thread. 339.528. Dipelta f. obtusiflorus. Running water. 16. See Floscopa -16. Named after Henry Flanagan.340 fluviatilis . . See Dyschoriste f.. See lobelia f..190. .16. L. 328a flore pleno .L. Bearing flowers.14. 16. alluding to the lip. Yellowish. . See Schizoglossum f. Flower. Pearsonia sessifolia subsp f.. 364e.DSN.

1.200 forsythia . .. Growing like a shrub.CSN. 18. Named after Peter Forskaöl. it refers to the habit. Tawny. .L. charming.92 formosus DSN. L.DSN.. . 1223 fumaria .b frigida . L. .DSN. 303. In compounds. 18.CSN. 304.26f.5.16. Bad-smelling.DSN. L. 13. From fumus. See Dierams f. glistening.CSN.10.C:\BOT-D-Kdoc ADISK073 Meaning of Scientific Names .. now Taiwan.482 forskaolii . Shrubby.CSN. 299. 13. 13. .DSN. See Crassula expansa subsp.. 320c.. . 18. 300. 339 frithia . 430b. See Diaphananthe f. William Frosyth. 10. In Boscia f. 161 frenum . or dark brown. M Rènè Louiche Desfontaines. Shrubby.DSN. 96. Fragile. 18. L. See Brachystelma f. L. subsp f.. . Chionanthus f. Plectranthus f. 339. Kedrostis f. 302. Fragrant. 12. See Brachystelma f. .. 162. . 416b. 13. 200a.374a. or dark brown. 12.. 112c.1. it alludes to the habit. 200f. 13. 410 FR fragaria . 97 fragilis .474 fruticosus . See Momordica f.Flanders). 16. . var f. Small pits. 433 .582 folia . 18.16. fusc-.. L. 12.1222.10.... ..DSN. smoke.. 13.2. . 339. 13. figure..CSN. .DSN. 16. . 18. 154b fragrans .. See Fumaria. 238. In Nemesia f. 168. Kleinia f. 32. small and dwarf. 1. 309.DSN. Ice-cold. 18. 239. . 176c forma DSN.DSN. See Bifrenaria. Leaves. 142e.. . Robert Fortune. 13. 153. 416a.10. 60 freylinia . 18.L. In Crassula f. 339 frutescens .12.12.10. Named after Millicent Franks (Mrs. Polygala f. . .1. Indigofera f.82 fulleri CSN. 309.522 franksiae .DSN.384 fusc. 162.CSN.DSN. it alludes to the flowers. 16 192c. . limifolia. 16. pl 87. Shrubby or bushy.CSN.1. Leonard Fuchs. Eulophia f.L. Lillium f. Very fragrant. 1219. 134m..country of origin. Senecio f.404.DSN. brilliant. Osmanthus f. Lotononis f. 222. See angustifolia. . 226. fusco-.302. See tenuifolium. dark. Charming. In compounds. Leafy. 374d fruticosa . 106.434 fulvus .10.16.CSN. fragile. filifolia. 18. 334b. Col John Charles Fremont. L. L. See Hypoestes f. Frank Frith. 16. . A dice-box. 1222 foveolatus . 128. . Vigna f. Clerodendrum f. Form.10. . See Hyobanche f. 1223. f. Disa f. . 1219 fulgens . 16. 299 fortunei . 339.388 fontanesia . 159 forbesii . Malaleuca f. 148d. . Stylosanthes f.1. 90.18. 18.78 foetidum .206. . 18.Botany 51 foetida .10. Smoke. . . 16. beautiful. .. F. Ipomoea obscura var f. Refers to smoky scent of some species. 92d. See Asclepias f.9.L. Leaves.DSN. 160 freesia .CSN. See species Mariscus f. Cyperus f. 50 foliosa . . Closely clothed in leaves. Cissus f. .520 folium -L. Streptocarpus f.12. Brittle.14. . 159.CSN. Having a very unpleasant smell. Fragrant. 23. vesca (strawberry).78 FU fuchsia .16. brittle. 430 formosa . Count L de Freylino. Trifolium.. 232. 18. 312d. . Vigna f. 18.DSN. it refers to the stems.56. 18.268.80 foetidissima . 142e fumus .16. Mussaenda f. . L.10. 339. . See formosa.DSN. 134b fritillaria DSN. 16 188a.. Genista f.28. 18. Shrubby.L.DSN. 10.396b.DSN. 304 fruticulosa .120.16.46 fremontia .16. Orphium f.16. Portulaca f.538 fragilus . 1219 frondosa .10. Viburnum f. dark. With rich foliage. shape. Old Latin name for Ash Tree. 36.. Sutherlandia f..DSN..16.DSN. 18. From formosus. dense foliage as in Gerrardina f. Dr F H T Freese. 1222 formosum .258. Named after Claude Fuller.14. 2.12.172 fraxinus DSN.. .14. . 1. In Crossandra f. John Forbes.GSN. 30. Euphorbia f. L. 272. From the island of Formosa. Having an unpleasant or foul smell.1. Rein or strap. See Adenandra f. Shrubby. Shining. 214.366 fragrantissima DSN..CSN.464 fruticans . 18.12. 18... 332: 16. 433 fusco. Fuchsia f.DSN.

398j.1. See genus Gasteria. See Galeandra . 1221 galphimia . 48. Lotononis g.5. . 258.C:\BOT-D-Kdoc ADISK073 Meaning of Scientific Names . Helmet-shaped. 18. 400c gardenii .var g. Neighbour. 16. .18. 170a. Dr L Geiger. 167 garuleum DSN. 130.. Polecat.1. 246.1. weasel. milk and anthos flower. 436f.542 galtonia . . 221.GSN. 272... 256. 22f gazania . 433 gala . 149 gasteria DSN. 16. J. Diospyros g. .. Belly.96. covering the same area. Area where C F M Swynnerton discovered this species. 76j. referring to the lip shape. Born.. In compounds. pl 184. alluding to the fact that yellow bedstraw (Galium verum) was used to curdle milk for cheese-making.DSN..DSN. 148 galacto. 382b. L. Ornithogaloides . Dr Alexander Garden. 259.16. Wealth. 12. Apongeton . See Chloris g.1. See Pavetta g. Named after Major Robert Garden. 13. Dr E E Galpin. 433 galanthus .G. alluding to the golden flowers of many species.L. With leaves resembling those of the genus Gardinia. . . milk.G. gala-. 13.G. Cyrathus g. 310a. 299. . See Clivia g..DSN..G.CSN. 404d garrya .10. Ganges River in India. Galium.DSN. See nubigena. Kniphofia g. From gala.1. 206. Streptocarpus g. See Potamogenton.DSN. 16. 18. Sir Francis Galton . Hypoxis g. galacto-. .14.1. Milk. Major Robert Garden. 298 galpinii . See Streptocarpus g.12. Bauhinia g. 128. 48f -geneus -G. . 14. 28.36 garipense ..1.G.444 gaster . pl 37. From galea helmet-shaped. See Anthericum g. Gladiolus g. Gastrochilus.28.GSN. . homogeneus.200 gardenii CSN.460.502 -gena . 301.CSN. 394h. Nicholas Garry. Schizoglossum bidens subsp g. 16..44f. -genus.512. milk..18. 3.CSN.See Polygala. 312j.Botany 52 G GA gal. 152. L.G.480. 18. . 149 gayana . .16. E. . 12. Galanthus.MGN.. 18.90. . -18.404. From the Gariep area in the Northern Cape.296. -1. 16.28. 11.GSN. 16.Raphionacme g.556 galea .CSN. L. 34b. 166. 18. 16. 274. 430g.12. G. G. 302. . 274 galium . 166 galpinia . In compounds.28.In compounds. f. -12. the sea on East and Sabi river on West.transposed gives the genus Galphimia. 16. united.1.36. 434h. 50. From gaster belly and cheilos lip. 12. of a particular kind. 18. . Ornithogalum. Theodore Gaza. 36. Pavetta g. 2. Dr E E Galpin. 301. 404d.CSN. 18.. Vernonia g.334 gazensis -GSN. all of the same kind. 59 GE geigeria . G. 42e. Related to Malpighia and the same letters . 433 gangetica . See Asystasia g. Gaul (France). . 10.. Gay. See Protea g.DSN. Eriospermum g..14.342. 330c. 34j.332. From gaster. 13. 16.50c gastrochilus . Cyrtanthus g.e gallicus . 148 galeandra . 173.. 52f. . 452a.CSN. 16.In compounds. gala-. Corruption of coeruleus.40. 274.70. 10. 406d gardenia .5. belly an allusion to the large swelling at the base of the plant.CSN. 1220. 16. milk . Selago g. Referring to the anther-cap of the type species. 434 .. .10.G. 454f. From gala. 32.b. 11.14. . 28. 14. 78d. Barleria g. CSN. . 16. 14..16. 18. called Gazaland Delagoa Bay to Umvumvumvu to Lusitu and Buzi rivers... 5.CSN.84. See genus Garuleum.3. Tinnea g. milky (referring either to milky colour or production of latex). gala-.316 geiton DSN.510 gamo..482 gardeniifolia . pl 73. 1220 galee . 66.98. milky (referring either to milky colour or production of latex). 404d. Refers to deep blue colour of marginal female florets. .

bearing. 16. deprive of hair or bristles.492 glabrum .16. 13. See Conostomium natalense var. g. In compounds. .homogeneus. 16. . 270.CSN. . 16. .30. Schizochilus g. ..436b gerrardii CSN. . See Ansellia g. Gesner. George Frederick Rawson Gettliffe.442.466 gerbera . 434 gettliffei . var. 316d geuo DSN. 44. Father Jacob Gerstner.. 1218 geometricum DSN. gerbera . 18. 434 gigantea . Gigalobius.290.302 gilfillanii . 18. Athrixia g. 4.MGN. Aspalathus g. See also gesnerioides. 422b glabrata . g. Acalypha angustata var.14. 1.. 16.14. Aloe g.G. Potamogeton. 297. 1220 gisekia . neighbour. Strophanthus g. Franz Gerber. 256. See genus Geum. Centella g. . 408e ginkgo . Secamone g. 454I gerrardanthus CSN. See Geranium a crane's bill referring to the seed vessel. g.478 genlisea CSN. .1. very large pods. L. humped on one side. 434 gigant. 16.. Orbeopsis g. 446b. Gentius.18. N.. Celtic. 356c genista .G. .10.DSN. a dweller. .204a.. 346j.222. carrying. a crane. See Orbeopsis g. Gigalobius. .216. See Agaratum. --10.. Neighbour.. Traugott Gerber. 204a. Named after William Gerrard. Named after Comtesse de Genlis. giant. 96.1. river-neighbour. 1220. 16.CSN.G.16.C:\BOT-D-Kdoc ADISK073 Meaning of Scientific Names .G.530. author of La Botanique Historique et Literature . 434 geniosporum . . 450a-e.1.12.G.206a geranos .1. See Asclepias g.298. 3. 18.14. 428a. 434 gigalobius . See Xyris g.254 GI gibba . 18..Tragia g. See Strapelia g.486 -genus . . . See Striga g.. Leucas g. from giga-.398.582 gerras DSN. 23..CSN. giga-. Neighbour. L.. Asclepias g. Rev. 16. 301. .DSN.468 -ger . which in turn is named after Conrad Gesner. flowering branch.CSN. 18. pl 186. 368g. 148. 3. Smooth.14.182. gigant-. . 434 geranioides . 274 GL glaber . 13.14.1.558 gerrardi CSN. 224g. Cynanchum.. L.432 geton .DSN. m.. Swollen on one side. From geranos.164d.540 glabratum DSN. . King of Illyria. Sword. Abruptly bent. 18. 167. g. 314g.DGN. 189. 202l. Smooth in Macrotyloma axillare subsp g. very large pods. smooth.very large pods. Very large.14. Named after William Gerrard. gladiformis.DSN.h. 102. 142 geniculatum DSN.260. very large. 3. 13.10. 18. 1. 102..DSN. -geneus. Without hairs.170 giga. Tasty. 226.DSN.364. ramus floriger. 400h glabrus .e. .. A crane. 13.DSN. G. 228.156 geranium DSN. Geometric shape.CSN.. 238. 1223 glabra .1. G.11.1.18. See Acacia g. 16. 148. See Acalypha g. 16.31 Describes how it got its name. Stapelia .1.82. . P D Giseke . In compounds. Old age. 16. 228g. See gladiolus..DSN.CSN.CGN.332b. In compounds.16. Resembling Geranium. subsp elongata. 132.446. 278. of a particular kind. Chin. Chinese name for genus Ginko. 274 -geton .d.. 339 gladiatus DSN. L. 14. 16. Alluding to the long beak formed by the carpels. 13.G. 248. Leucospermum g. 154.G. Senecio g. Gerrard. Smooth. 368g.1. D F Gilfillan.18.a b giton . 322c.18. N. Hermannia g. 434d gerstneri . giant.28. without hairs.12. Latin name for broom used by Virgil.. m. .. all of the same kind.18.Botany 53 geneion .18. L. 386c. See Cynoglossum g. .1. .L. 360d.552.32 gesneria CSN. See Epigeneium .2.220. . The seeds having protuberances.248. g. . See genus Gerbera. died 1743. See Begonia g.18. 1220 gentiana . To make smooth. Without hairs. 5. 304. 168. See genus Genlisea. Smooth. . Utricularia g. See Solanum g. 220.CSN.G. See Ecbolium g. 12. Cyphia elata var g.h gesnerioides .14... 18. 210. 16.Brachystelma g.238. German naturalist.DGN. 16. var g. See Geranium. . 326c.. very large.G. Resembling Gesneria. In compounds. In compounds. var. 16.

. See Limeum viscosum subsp viscosum var g. .1. 18.16. 18. See Floscopa g. See Aspidoglossum g. 14.272a-e. . L. 1219.580 glanduligera .1. 339 glochidiata . . f.clustered into a head. 275.1. 275 GN gnaphalium -DSN. In Cordylogyne g. Glumes. . f. 13.DSN. 92a-c. . . It refers to the tongue-like lobes in the corona. 339 glyco..G. Symphyglossum. See glossa..14. .446. Cynoglossum. a tongue].G. 22.210.DSN.4. G. 12 glutinosus . pl 37 gladioloides DGN.340a. Afrotysonia g. G.G.492 glomeratum . 422d gomesa . Helichrysum g. 18. globi-.14. 84a. Gland-bearing. . From glomeratum.1. . C H Godet. Having grey-green leaves.10. 166. 18. 436 glomerata DSN.580. 28.pl 108. In compositions.182.572 glandufolia DSN. 204b. 14.. 403. 16. 5. .DSN. Trichoglottis. globose.. 104g.1. 275 glumis DSN.18. Short sword used by the Roman gladiators. .46 gladiolus DSN. See Mimulus g.312a. pl 37. See Gloriosa. 28.14. 16. ball-like. 3.516.DSN. 58. 10. J G Gleditsch. G. From gloriosus. See species grandiglumis. 118 gnidia .10.. globose. Aspidoglossum. 300. See Triaspis g. See Ornithoglossum.14. A little or small sword. 330b globularioides . . 16. . 151 . . L. 338. In compounds.262 globosa . Bears glands. 122 globulus ..544. Round. See Bolboschoenus g. Like Gladiolus.300. 82.G. Blue-green grey. In Gladiolus alluding to the shape of the leaves. Sweet to the taste or smell.14. Brachyglottis.DSN.CSN. Dr Bernardino Antonio Gomes.GSN.. 231. L.DSN. In Monsonia g.12. 36. 436 globi.14. A projecting point.. .5. 152. . 86a-f. 34g. sticky.DSN. G. 18. Isoglossa. . Club-shaped. .2. Greek name for this downy plant . globose. .16. See Sarcoglottis. 3. In Casearia g.14. G. .50g. 381.. 12. Leaves bearing small glands.16. Mouth of the windpipe [A tongue?] . Schizoglossum.18. 438m gnestis DSN. In compounds.. Bearing balls. glob-.G.12.180 glochin .200. G. ball-like. 94c. see also gloss. f. 18.C:\BOT-D-Kdoc ADISK073 Meaning of Scientific Names . For Watsonia g. Projecting point.14. 437 glypto. . 407 glottis DSN.360.DSN. A tongue. sweet of taste or smell. 10.124 glauca . . The name of a Greek city (Knidos) where a kind of laurel grew. 260c glandulosa .468. globe-carrying. 36b. 3. 304. The ancient Greek term for a species of Daphne. 389.or greenish -grey. Having a bloom (a white powdery substance covering the leaves). L.340. 18.546.DSN.62 glanduliferum DSN.DSN. Tongue. . 16. 1223.166. 404 glosso. 18.CSN.578. Globifer. 18. 5.16. .18. Having glands.L. See genus Gnidia. Scaphyglottis.110. 152. globe-carrying. Round. 398. 436 globifera .DSN. (Itch).26 gloriosus DSN. Sword-like leaves.L. 70.. In compounds. it refers to the shape of the flower-head. 13.3.DSN.. refers to nutlets. clustered into more or less round heads. 275 gloeo. See Gloriosa . See Crassula g. 436 glossostelma .CSN. . Dr Walter Goetze. Platycarpha g. G. tongue-. pl 128 glotta DSN. See Hermannia g. glue. Scratch. . it refers to the leaf shape. [Glottis. Sword-shaped.18.238. L.28. 300. Periglossum . Adenia g. Like a small sphere or ball.16. 216a glaucus . Spathoglottis.1. 206.356.2. 18. 166. 391. .. 5. In compounds. 132d. Sticky. Microglossa. 16.566 gleditsia . 169 glob. Stenoglottis.312 gloriosa DSN. In compounds.1. 56. Globifer. 13. 18.G.DSN.44.292 GO godetia . 1219 goetzei . Acalypha g. See Crotalaria g. Roella g. Odontoglossum. handsome.DSN. cut into.CSN. See Platylepis g.1. .16.Botany 54 gladiiformis . 437 glycys . 26. 16.438. 268b glaucophylla . .222 glossa DSN.456. 88a-c. . . In Albuca g. it alludes to the bloom. Porroglossum. Miraglossum. Handsome.114. Bluish. 319. it alludes to the leaves. 72.26.

1. Pachycarpus g.14.1.CSN. 94a. Brunsvigia g. n. . f. Grass-dwelling [gramen .. 18. pl 149.14.CSN. 158.G.5.L.. Osteospermum g. G.C:\BOT-D-Kdoc ADISK073 Meaning of Scientific Names . 18.DSN.With slender or graceful leaves. See genus Polygonatum.186 grandiflora . 18. 152 gordon-grayae .DSN. See Brachystelma g. In compounds. 275.DSN.278 grandicornuta .28.G. 275. stilted.DSN. See genus Gossypium. With leaves like grass. writing. See Conyza g. 16. alluding to the leaf margins. . See Pachycarpus g.48. 230 grandidentatum DSN.L.DSN. style.DSN. 13. James Gordon.204 gracilis . With broad wing-like angles.438 gracillimum . SA botanist..DSN. Crinum g. Moraea g.16.164.CSN.14.16. See Euphorbia g.14. . refers to Zulu name meaning. 52b graminifolium DSN.1.14. -gonia. Angle or knee. 1223. L. 448e GR gracile .132. . Offspring.256e. grandiflora. See Dipcadi g. Nothoscordum g. . 346i grandiflorus .192. 275 -gône .288 gouanii . L. Limosella g. 275 goodyeara . 275 gongyloides DSN. angular.170 gordonia .14. .DSN.236.DSN. 370 f.16.168.. angular.. 16.. With large flowers.1. Rhinacanthus 10. Gomphocarpus. . graceful. . Tetraquetra var g. 275 -goni . Pyrenacantha g. See genus Oxygonum. 1223.28. referring to the dark and conspicuous markings of the sepals and petals. 18.14. L. 298c gone DSN. 18. Slender. which he named graderia. 28. large.14. Line. See Pavetta g. 368c.392.326a.570 -gonium . possibly referring to the conspicuous red-purple lines of the lip.348. Having large teeth.214. 168b. 18. angled..DSN.DSN. Knee. graminicola . 18. G.16. -gonium. G. . Written character. Inhabitant of grassland..Botany 55 gomphos DSN. .DGN. L.. Stems rodlike. 16.. . 130 grandidentata . 114. . 437 -gonia . From gomphos. A knee joint. . G. 16. 22 graderia .10. L. In compounds.DSN.110. .192.DSN.G. 220. mark. Pachycarpus g.. 169 gossypium . -gône. Big thorns.DSN. graceful. In compounds. Wahlenbergia g. 196.46. n. . See Becium g.1. 298c. 12.1.437.. 366g. 16.16. From gramma letter or mark and angos vessel. From gramma letter or mark and phyllon leaf.28. 330a. In Plectranthus g. 437 gongylodes DSN. 132. Club.92. L.DSN. .DSN. 238. . Named after Kathleen Gordon-Gray.580 . 196. . tormentosus.1. G. .546 gomphostigma . L.. In genus Gomphostigma it refers to the club-shaped stigma. 16. Most graceful.28.350 graminifolia .134 gonion DSN. . G. See genus Gonatopus 18.2. 12. womb. . pl 24. refers to flower heads.186 gramen DSN. For Acacia g. Ancient name for the cotton plant. 275 grandi. 153 grammatophyllum . In compounds. Slender. 18.. 18. See Anomatheca g.130 gracilifolia . 339. George Bentham transferred Gerardias scabra to a new genus . 5.. 16. Roundish. big . var g. 18. 5. reproductive organs.G.1. See Deutzia g.DSN. 1592-1664. 230a grandicornis . node (of grass).275. 153 grammangis . or Latin name for cotton. var g. 18. 437 gonu DSN. Tapinanthus g.cola]. . 127. Trichocladus g. 402d.430 grallatus . 16. . 70a. 406c. See Eulophia g. 18. Grasslike.134. reproductive organs.Dietes g. . stroke of a pen. L. See Plectranthus g..CSN. See Asclepias g. f.. pl 96.. . Large-flowered. Having large teeth. 2. . See gramminicola. 74.14. John Goodyear. 16. 304.14.206. With large flowers. Zephyranthes g.. See species grandiglumis. 1.. See Ornithogalum g. Kniphofia g. 437 grandialata . 304. In compounds. 238a. Mystacidium g.494 grandiflorum . G.348c. bolt and stigma. . resembling horns. 18. Grass. Large thorns. 320h.92. an anagram of Gerardia.14. Tephrosia g. 13. letter. .512 gramma DSN. G. Grammatophyllum . 18.. A Gouan. L. See Gammangis. See Plectranthus g. L.96h. 162.1. -goni. 1220 gony DSN. 18. 153 gramme DSN. 328c.332 grandidentatus . G. Freesia g. see genus Gomphrena. . Mimulus g. 275. Roundish. G.. Having large flowers.. reproductive organs.54. See ledebouria g.13.DSN. 18.MGN.Faogia. Having large teeth.158c. 354b. .16. var obovatum. angled.

Having large stipules (a basal appendage of a petiole [Petiole-stem of leaf or fruit]).1. .g. From gymnos.1. 18. .154 graphis DSN. where Syzygium g. 262d.14. f. 16.10.g. .12. .Botany 56 grandifolia . 12 grandis .78 grevillea .16. f. 1219. 186. See Gymnosperm. 31. . .10. 392f. See Ocimum g. Helichrysum g.1. G. 162.1.578 guttata .154 gratissimum DSN. Nehemiah Grew.b greyia . such as cycads. Euphorbia g. J B Greathead. 252a. G.DGN. Ring.16. Both sexes. 16. 173 griseola .G. Sir George Grey for genus Greyia ..1. Naked. 13.Origin unknown. gingkos and conifers. 275 graphorkis . See Barleria g. Gum-bearing. With oil-glands or drops. 207. Euphorbia g. unclad. 114. 174. 10. . female. 24. 18.CSN. 12 GY gymno. See Banksia g.CSN.436 greenstockii .160 greatheadii . See Cordylogyne. 16.28. See Hermannia g. Greyish.CSN.16. See Cleome g. 18.356.CSN. 275. 18. 18. . 198. 18. 438 gymnos -G. glumes. 398e. Very pleasing. 10. f. L. 48g greenii CSN.14.C:\BOT-D-Kdoc ADISK073 Meaning of Scientific Names .1. 170. 156.DSN. From graphe writing and orchis orchid.. Francisco Griselini. See Graphorkis.1. 230d GU gueinzii .154 gymnocarpus . 83. 396a. 330b. 158.. See Pearsinoia g.14. See Aloe g. 'Draaiende vrug' or turning-fruit. and sperm. G. .12. 226g graveolens .1.G. See Chloris g. Coelogyne. Apium g.14. 11. Gladiolus g. 180f. . with the fruit naked. 45. . Having a rotating fruit. 18. . 28. L. Named after William Grant. . 18.. was first collected. 158.28.18. 156.MGN. seed. 12 gynandra . L. See Crossandra g. ..DSN. Woman. See Eulophia g. 18. See Eulophia. 18. Describes plants that bear their ovules on open scales. .G. 2. 16. 16.. 173.488 guerichiana . For Trichoneurea g . . 48. naked. . Gyrocarpus has this characteristic. Keetia g. L. . 92 gypsophila . A lover of chalk. 278b gummiferum . In Sebaea g it refers to the large flowers of this species. With large leaves. . 18.CSN.1. 18.CSN. m. Dr Wilhelm Gueinzius. . See Isoglossa g. 300 grewia . 438.200 graphe DSN. . 275. Gymnocarpus. 302.14. 16. Streptocarpus g. 275. 28.b.14. naked. Very pleasant.10.11. J E Gunnerus. 12 gymnosperm . Euphorbia g. From grandi. 3. See Eulophia. . circle. Pencil. .298.3.DSN.. Charles F Greville..13. writing. 16. . Named after Dave Green.DSN.DSN.var g. picture. England.10. 230e guineense .GSN.290 grantii . . .DSN. 275 gyros .CSN. . 12.DSN.24.DSN. Dr. 300a.CSN. Large. George Gürich. 224.462 grandiglumis . 339 gunnera . 16. Fragrant.G.14.482 grandistipula . Lord Grey of Groby. Somewhat grey.G. . 220. L. L. 1221 gyrocarpus DSN. curved.b. 339. 16. 226c griseum DSN. 339 guyana .CSN.CSN. . 168.16. .DSN. 16. 16.G. Barleria g. See Ceratopetalum g. Croton g. groenewaldii . In compounds. long and glumis. 250a. 204g. naked. 16. Gymnosporia. Cannon William Greenstock. The significance of this name is obscure as there are no markings on the flowers of the type species.82 grobya .1. . B H Groenewald.CSN. 10.CSN. With naked fruit from gymnos.556 gratissimus . Rounded. 173.. From Guinea. Drawing. 275 . See Beloperone g. . G. L. 142c gyros . 238d griselinia . See Croton g. See Pelargonium g.142 gyne . .DSN.164.1.

244. . From haima. Salt. 300 hardyi . G.CSN. pl 163. 12. . 202h.1.60ab haema .10. .10.1. 275 hals . 366a hallii .560 haima . 16.DSN. 354c. 18. where this plant was first collected.. See Cyperus h.74.GSN. Satyrium h. 378g harpe DSN. 16.G.14.12. See harpagophytum. 84. . It means .176 harveya . single. David Spencer Hardy. In compounds. L.1.G Halos. 275 haematocephalus DSN. 16. 275 harmsiana . 158b haemanthus . 16.14. See Haplocarpha. Named after Hadiyah mountains in Yemen. 84. See Plectranthus h. Blood. 275 halsia . 173.426j. Sclerochiton h.362 halleria .CSN. . . 378g. 16. Blood red head.G. 5. 242. See Habenaria. From harpagos.10.CSN. . See Rhynchosia h.DSN. referring to the pappus. 28.G.1.94.1. any small. 440.G Hals. From haploos. . 3. Orbeanthus h. Albrecht von Haller. m. . William Henry Harvey. .578 hapalo. . 16. 440 haplo..CSN. From habena a rein or strap an allusion to the strap-like divisions of the petals and lip.. The Latin version of the old Greek name halikakaban for the genus Physalis. 164.C:\BOT-D-Kdoc ADISK073 Meaning of Scientific Names .196. Salt. 16. referring to the leaf shape.b harpagos CSN. See Satyrium h. 5pl30.10.1. G.16. 18.100cd. 62. 16.. In compounds.DSN. 300 halicacabum .14. See genus Harveya. A sickle. G. Together with. In compounds.hama.. chief author of early volumes of Flora Capensis. 28. Thick or stout. 175 hamatum DSN. a flower.dry body. 156 hardenbergia .Botany 57 H HA habena .454c . See Argyrolobium h. spread out. OR. . William Henry Harvey.428g haploos . . 16. Single. . See Adromischus. .346 hakea . 16. n. Blood flower.16.CSN. Baron von Hake.CSN. 155 hadiensis .16. 314i hare . 12. Arpophyllum. . soft. 18. Named after Russell Hallack. Countess Hardenberg..DSN.398d. G. . G. 16. 16. From harpe.1. 62. 10. 16 60a-b. Rein.2.186 hadros . 175 hamamelis .1. sickle and phyllon.G. 208.L. 242. . .428g haraella . 236. 18.118. 298. Yoshi Hara. blood and anthos.DSN. 270. 218. See Schizoglossum h. .CSN. 3. and refers to the ring of hairs or pappus of the achene or seed. single. Dr. a leaf. .28. . 18.110a-b. or alluding to the long strap-like spur in some species.232.16. 155 habenaria . 5. spread out. spread out and karphos. 244.434 harveyanum .. 364k. 439 halos .CSN. 18.266 harveyanus .1. possibly refers to petals. See Lagos. alluding to the fruits of this species being similar to those of Physalis. Ancient Greek name for the pear-shaped fruit. Hooked. 28. .MSN.516. L. G.14. 18. 304 halo-G. reins.G. .14. Blood.116c. twigs.98a.G. Dr W H Harvey.1.. . See species Aster h.G.270 harpagophytum .14. . Salt. 34. 268. 56 harpephyllum . m.CSN.114. seeds etc] .14. See Harpephyllum. .1.CSN Stephen Hales.14. or strap. 34. subsp ocellatum . var tomentosus. 372g. Hook. [Pappus downy or feathery appendage on fruit.G.G. 270. See Haplocarpha.332 haplocarpha . single scale. 18. Dr. . 176. 238b hallackii . See genus Haemanthus.CSN. 380a. pl 187. hook or grapple and phyton. 18. 98a. Named after Herman Harms. 3.1. Cyphostemma h.1. a plant referring to the hooked thorns on the fruit. 236. 18.

Half. when seen from in front. To shun. Anything of spiral shape. L.DSN. 234. 275.12. 5.234 hemerocallis . 240f heliophilia . Day.CSN. 13.82.14.12. m. 1220. spirally twisted. 303. See Schistostephium h. . 440 heleos G. G. . Of winding.. sun and anthos.11.566 helianthos DSN. . 176. 56. Helen of Troy. a yoke.. 1222 hepta. See Hemizygia. From hebe. Seven-lobed. 142.DSN. with the anther and column. 275 hem .142f-g. In compounds. .. 18. 16.G. Senecio h. or spiral form. Johan Ernest Hebenstreit.18.1.DGN. .Anthericum h. See Podocarpus h.G. A twiner. 212.. or golden sun as many species have bright yellow involucral bracts. Haygarth. See Helica . 162d hebeclada .13.14. 18.56 hedys .1.442.14. . 364j. the sun and trope. L. Resembling ivy (hadera). 226. the sun and chrysos. The sun. 16. seven-.G. Like Helichrysum.CSN. 268.14. h. 18. Marsh. Helianthos. G.1. G. half-. 426I . See semi-. Rhus h. See Pterygodium h.1220 helianthus .28. 1219. 169. . 300. Frequenting marshes. -14. Pleasant to taste or smell.180 hederaceus . half and zygon. 14. 440 helodes . join.172.day and kallos.DGN.142f-g heliopsis DSN. 358d.1218.CSN. . sun and antho.212.DSN. Indigofera h. 18. . 16. 13.1.194 hederaceum . J. 186e. In compounds. W H Harvey for species Albizzia h. 13. 16.324 helmuthii . . 1. . 342f hedyantha DSN. . pl 188. From helios.a flower for Helianthos. 50a-b. 142. . 401 hemizygia . 275 hemera . 440a-h. . looks. var h. the Day Lily.DSN. . 16. . 16.13. See Ceropegia distincta subsp. 438. Resembling ivy (hadera). 1218 heleo. 18. 14. See genus Helixanthera. . Pubescent.DGN. ..b.12. 275 hemerocallidea . 1220. 340e. 346a. 16. 18. Adrian H. .14.DSN. Haworth.G.124 haworthia .C:\BOT-D-Kdoc ADISK073 Meaning of Scientific Names ..2. 82 hastatum . f. In compounds. to love.. 36. 124. From hemi. Like the sun.422.Heliotropium. 48 henryi .1. G. From helios. See Phygelius .426 hemi-L. 156 helinus . . helo-. 301. Helmuth Meyer. a branch.72 helminthioides DSN.. L. 18. 276. 346a. 303..310. 169.236.1.576 hasta DSN. Part of Helichrysum. 16. coiled. From helios. G. 18. 275.CSN. See Plexipus h. Spear-shaped. 228. . L. 1220 hemi . .14.1.338c. See also hebeclada. From helios. Phygelius. subsp. . .342 haygarthii . 304.1.28.CGN.212 helichrysum . 16. Helichrysopsis.132 hellion also elion DSN. 318f.178 heliotropium .366b. 104a. . 18.14. . 13. heleo-.CSN.1.12. turning.18. 10.DSN. See loma. . Augustus Henry. 3. Hypoxis h. See genus Helichrysopsis.338c helix .Botany 58 harveyi .CSN.G.224. daughter of Jupiter and wife of Hercules. 3. Or. See Senecio h. like an old-fashioned Elizabethan headdress of horse-collar decorated with ribbons.88.G. Resembling Hemerocallis. 176. (day-lily). . 441 heptalobium .DSN. gold. 275 helenium .16. G. 16. 303 helo. Referring to the hollow hairy pit at the base of the lip which. In compounds. From helios.14. 275 helichrysopsis DGN. 179. 16. 10. Sweet flowered.140. 360a-c henkellii . In Acacia h. marsh. 156 helicoides .. it refers to the hairy branches.DSN. 446a helicum . From hemera.CSN. G. marsh.Thought to honour the Goddess of Youth.322. 13.460. 18.DGN.DSN. 16. In genus Heliotropium from old idea that flowers turn to face the sun. See genus Hebenstretia. 18.18.14. h. 370h.-G.12.-G. English botanist and writer on succulents. 301 helic. 442a-d.16.G. See hastatum . Heliophilia 1. [Soft down on plant or animal]. See Senecio h. 440 helica . alluding to this plant's habit. See genus Eleocharis. . Walter. 275. Spear. 224. 301.1. 18.10. 16. sun and philein.1.324 helios . pubescent and klados. From helicum horse-collar or yolk..1. 12. In compounds. See genus Hemerocallis. .G. 18.G.L. G. Like a worm. L. Dr J S Henkel.482 HE hebe MGN.DSN. 18. 16. 301.. 438a-l. 18. Horse-collar or yolk. . 162d hebenstretia .. beauty. 228. Streptocarpus h. See Chascanum h.1.DSN. 276.

162. Grass-coloured.12. 441 heteromorpha . See Eulophia h. 270. lobes. 16. 90e hesperantha . director of Albany Museum for 40 years. Hexisea .14. -1. 252a. leaves. 262a-f.GSN. different. See genus Hesperantha. 256e.. Of winter.G. In compounds.. trich-].168. referring to the six more or less equal perianth segments. subsp africanum.16. referring to the six pollinia joined in two groups.DSN. 18. G. 18.390 hildebrandtii .14. S F Hermbstadt. In compounds. 80 herschelianthe . 275 heterotricha -DSN. . . 236c. 18. Clerodendrum h.CSN. 170. 16. H.1. . 438. See genus Hewittia. 16.314. different.L. 382. . In compounds.474 himanto.C:\BOT-D-Kdoc ADISK073 Meaning of Scientific Names . Rough hairy.408 hiemalis .CSN. 18.1. 3. 54. Acacia tortilis subsp. Gymnosporia h.G.CSN. Of evening. 274. .198. Namibia. Piloselloides h. 220e. 266. 3. 5.284.DSN. 5. 3. ibiskos.DSN.DSN. -14.G. 5.. 18.. referring to the very variable nature of the genus. SA botanist.466 hermbstaedtia CSN. . G.276.458 hespera . 3. Clutia h. . G.574 hirpex . L.66.G. 84. one of the first collectors to visit the Cape. 275.DSN. 276. Delosperma h. 144.18. 102h. Fuirena h.302 hex . 2.DSN. Plectranthus h. 16. 188g. Named after John Hewitt. 16. 28. See Schizoglossum h. 18. See Vernonia h. 18. Evening. 312h. L.. 190.28. 18. gay. 134f hereroenis . 136. In Combretum h.DSN. Rough hairy.410.. 16.288.202 herbaceum . See Moraea h. uneven etc. Six. 434c.DGN. 16.. 10. Named after Sir John Herschel.G. From hex six and isos equal. 18.2.157 hexa .1. 2. 16.18. .106b.352 heteracantha . 90. .14.1. western. 442 hexadesmia . . L. this is where this tree was first found. 16. . 1223. Raphionacme h. G.157 hexalobus DSN. 12. 3. 179.288 hilliardiae . Goat-horn. See Maytenus h.16. 184b.1. Having different thorns.Botany 59 herbacea DSN. of botany in Leyden. naturalist. . See Oldenlandia h. 442 hippobromus DSN. Jatropha h. 292 hippocratea .58. . See Hirpicium. evening and anthos. a harrow. 252b hexisea . 18. 256b-d.MGN. 18.. 18. See Crassula perfoliata var h.16.18. From hex six and desmos chain or bond. 106.1. See Epilobium h. prof.1. The leaves have a pleasant aromatic scent. See genus Hippocratea. 1. 298.CSN. 90e-f hesperos . See Disa h.CGN.16.j. 18.428a hirsuta . G.236 hilaris DSN.16.66. 116. 16.14. Of Hereroland. Herbaceous. Anthospermum . six and mitis. 28. 18.274d. flower. 278. father of science and pharmaceutical botanist. 286b heterophyllla . diverse. Named after Johan Hildebrandt.111. In Plectranthus h.1.16. not woody. After Hippocrates.156.220 hirpicium . G.288. Crabbea h. Six-lobed. herblike. 72.428a. Strap-shaped.CSN. 18. Hexadesmia.DSN. . pl 83.154. Also means yellow-green and in Helichrysum h. Diverse haired. this is where the plant is found.157 HI hibiscifolia . Of another kind.G. [hetero-. eminent astronomer who spent some time at the Cape in the 1830s and collected and illustrated some of the wild flowers. .DSN. From hirpex. Leaves like Hibiscus. Succulent stem. 13. Paul Hermann. L. Named after Olive Hilliard. Sir John Frederick William Herschel. . L. 16. Horse stench. SeeHermbstaedtia .. See Hexamita. 18. See genus Hermannia. 16. it refers to the involucral bracts which are yellowish-green.470 . 236f. pauciflorus refers to the common name for Clausena anisata (perdepis).174. referring to midwinter flowering.536 hircicornis DSN.pl97.564 hirsutum DSN. Greek physician and author. Genus Hibiscus from the Greek name for 'marsh mallow'. 16. 300h-I. See genus Hesperantha. threads. Different.556 herbeum . From hespera. 260b-e. A harrow.216 hibiscus .. 72. 304.DSN. pl 191. .. . See Indigofera h. 270. With more than one kind of hair. 142a hexamita .1. See Cienfuegosia h. .1. h. Cheerful.DSN. Having different forms..278. See Montanoa h.. 150e.1. G. 16.50 herschelia .146 hewittia CSN. . 54.498. 2.. L.G. . Cyphia h. 18.1. 152b hermannia . . From hex. 16. other.DSN. G. See Gossypium h.208 heteros . 254a-g.. 140 hetero.. var h. G. six.468.. 1.

CSN.86. Hispania. . 183 . . Spain. 110c-d holstii . L.98.[-omia] . Theodor Holmskoid. Prostrate in growth.408 hookeri CSN.10. 190g.396 horizontalis . agreeing. entire. 264c holubia . 16. See Gladiolus h. 275 homeo. . 16. or pertaining to.12. shaggy or rough. homoeo-. whole or entire and thrix. 18. 408d hispanicus . 120a. (1). 1881 hovea . Small bristles. Hairy.Cotula h. See Holothrix.GSN.CSN.[omoea].16. 442 homo. 1. See Eulophia h. 414b. 130.d.16.. Cleome h. With stiff hairs or bristles. 356g.MGN.452d hottentotta .18.238e.CGN.1. pl 71. 16. 228.404 houlletia . 18. 158 houstonianum . Pterostyrax h.420. 1223.G. Trochomeria h.372 hortensis . With the same name. 18. 434d houtteana . of the same kind. Robina h. 12. Pseudarthria h.L. homo-. . . particularly with long distinct hairs.GSN. the Khoi-khoi. Maori name houhere for genus Hoheria.DGN. M Houllet. Named after J. 18. 16. 16.1. 442 holos .G.1. Spanish. See Delosperma h. . 13. .CSN. 170d hirtella DSN.1. . Carl H E W Holst. (Spain). 18. Ipomoea.G. Whole hair.334b.304. 10. 302 hispida . Sir Joseph Hooker.C:\BOT-D-Kdoc ADISK073 Meaning of Scientific Names .320. . 14. of the same kind. A Hock. See genus Hisperantha. See Peperomia. . to meet together.. See Ochna h.14. agreeing. 32I hoffmannseggia CGN.. . 442 homeria . 88. Hairy. 339.238 homio . See Anthospermum h. Van Houtte of Ghent. 54 hisperantha . Named in honour of Ioannis de Hoffmannsegg. 346g hispidulum . rough. alluding to the creeping habit. of the same kind.80.10. . L. 244. like. 18. See Agaratum h. See Ipomoea h.G.16.14. Turbina h. 16.CSN. 1220 hollandii .G.10.136. From hispera meaning evening. 182 holo.468.516 holothrix . Mr F H Holland. hairy. 301. Named from.10. Whole or entire. 16. In compounds.DSN.GSN. 18.CSN. 114.DSN.3.380 hispanicus .100e. referring to stamens evenly divided into clusters. Coccinia h. -1.Botany 60 hirsutus . Dr William Houston. 5. 226. O Hoslund-Smith. . 16. whole. 304. homoio-. See Sonerilla bertolina x betolina houtteana . Origin unknown. 287. pl 50.14. See Cotoneaster h. Evening. .DSN.524 homonyma DSN. 20. Covered with coarse bristles or rough hairs.DSN.14.. 18. 18. 339. 304. Hispania. 18. Impatiens h. See genus Homeria.10.76.. for hairiness of the type species. 18. Polygala h.. regular.G. or from omereo. 13. 339 horsfallii CSN. See Aneilema h. See Polygala h. .DSN. 54 hispida . Rough.72 hottentotica . From holos. L. (2). Rhynchosia h. 18. 90g.388 hohere DGN. . See Acrotome h. homo-. 88b holmskioldia . 332 homalos . 336e homalium .404 hispidula DSN. 378f holubii . .GSN. .DSN. Christian Ferdinand von Hochstetter. .1. 18.Horsfall. 1223 hoslundia .16. 10.334f. 108. . level. . 12. 16.406 hockii . . In compounds. In compounds.192d. Homer.486. . 16. Indigofera h.3. L. Refers to filaments united around the style.28.CSN.. A P Hove. See Acrotome h. 1221 hispera DSN. Even. a hair.DSN.100e. . In compounds. Of gardens. See Begonia h.5. .GSN. homoeo-. Dr Emil Holub.CSN. -16. 152. Like . pl 135:16. G. Emil Holub.pl.20. the land of the Hottentots. subsp h. Nidorella h. leaves and sepals. homoio-. and anthos a flower. After the Greek poet.DSN.CSN. . like. . 275. 5. . 442 homoios .DSN. shaggy. See Cucumis h. Even. 218c. . 181. or pertaining to. See Genlisea h.2.G. Rather hairy.. the land of the Hottentots.178.CSN.. Refers to the hairiness of the stems. 16. . 18.16. who occupied a region in the Cape.5.13. 181 hoheria .. 144b.362. 272.1. 88..CSN. complete.14.CSN. Named from.16. L.1.1.240.B. 13. Covered with stiff hairs.. like.CSN. 12. G. .pl 166.80 hirti.308 hirta . 442 hirtum . Barleria h.. agreeing.DSN. In compounds. .568 HO hochstetteri .222.Bulbostylis h.. Maori name houhere for genus Hoheria.14. .180.. undivided.

G. 252.DSN. 275 hymen.DSN. See genus Hydnora. With leaves like a Hypericum.1220. .CSN. See genus hydrangea .From hupo.290 hypo. pl 106.232 hyper . .2. . 183. 5.28. Under. .G. 12. 301. Greek name for 'succory'.. young pig. 338 . .586 humeana . . 10. After Dutch missionary Justus Huernius. 76i. under and kaluptra. beneath. 236.14. over. 16. 252. Water.18. 13. 16. (low). 18. From humen. 13. 275 hygrophila DSN. 178.28.16.10. 443 hymenocardia . 13. being a reference to the cup shaped seed heads or seed-vessel in genus Hydrangea. above. 16. See Senecio h. Justice Henry Hutton.13.DGN.576 hydro. In H. Chironia purpurascens subsp h. 289 hyle . .236 huttonii .G.CSN. 12.338..14. See Hypochaeris 18. .G.. 138. Wool or stuff. f. 18. 18. Under. . .14. 298. Moraea h. 400d hypericophyllum . See Xerophyta h. The youth accidently slain by Apollo. Rivina h.170.C:\BOT-D-Kdoc ADISK073 Meaning of Scientific Names . . Hymenocardia . 50.G. water and aggos or angeion a vessel. Phylohydrax. . In compounds. See Cyrtanthus h. Sharing characters of 2 species. pp12.204 hydor . 10.1. lower. 3. 1220 huernia . From humen.. 18. who collected with her husband who was an officer during the frontier war and later a Cape civil servant. 18.MGN.. and derived from the Greek for truffle because lower part eaten by Hottentots. Eucomis h.10.1. 214. 198. From hyper. 172e humen .540 hydrangea . Named after Caroline Hutton.G. 1775.DGN. In compounds. 275 hymen . 444 hyperacanthus . below.14. See genus Hypocalymma.436 hypocalymma . Water loving. Thin skin. See Erythrina h.. a thorn.526 hydnora .(small). . 304. 10. under.1.G. 18.. Genus Hypericum from the classical Greek name uperikon for St John's wort. . See Hypocalymma. 339.512 huntleya .100 hyalos . G. 304.14. hypo-. below.. 5. 16.18. 18. Moisture loving. Hudor.5.DSN.Botany 61 HU hudor DSN. membranous. beneath and chaeris. . Asclepias h. 183. 16.DGN.CSN.G. See genus Hybanthus.1. Eulophia acculeata subsp h.CSN. 12. Low-growing. N. moist.. viverrae. .12. Haemanthus h. See Anagallis h.14.200. 187 hypochaeris .. 158 hupo DSN. ulmoides it refers to the fruit. 183. 34. 98d.DGN. Latin infra-. 16.14. Glass. Sir Abraham Hume. 314a-I. Described by Thunberg. above.14. Water..10.CGN. G. 186 hyp. Wet. A hump.408 hybridus . See genus Hypoxis. See Sanseveria h. foxes and other animals. March 2003. 400d hyper. 200.. 8. 10. Rev J T Hunt.162 HY hyacinthus . 304. 364k.G. . 1223.DSN. See Leucohyle .98. 301. 214 hymenosporum .114 huttonii . 275. small. a veil. In compounds. 18.14. an allusion to the calyx falling off like a veil or cape. .18.324 hyle . 10.10. See Hyperacanthus.G. 186 humilis . Resembling a hyacinth. . 68. Water. Named after Caroline Hutton.G. . humble. water. membrane and hinge. L..42b.23. 443.444. lowly.. 300e. 183. 78c.1. 14. a membrane and spora.G. 18. pl 190 hypericum . 18. Hypochaeris. 275 hybos DSN. See genus Hydrocotyle. 208. membrane. a seed and the species in this genus have a membranous seed. .338. In compounds. Dec 2001 p 119 hygro. . 186. 444 hypo . Latin super-. 250. m. See genus Huttonaea. In compounds. See genus Hygrophila.10. . low. 275 hydros G. 18.1. 390a. beneath. G.14.G. Forest. . Hypo.DSN. Harveya h. 303. beyond. Over. 275.1. under. n. Hypoestes.14. Used for decorating religious images. 2. Membrane. woodland.Dec 2001 pp119.488 hygrophilus DSN.388b. 16. G. 16.346. See Hydranea. 8. sub-. 1218 hyacinthoides .DGN.CSN. f..52. 18. hyp-. . Eucomis h.G. shinny. lower.. 187 huttonaea CSN. above and akantha..hygros . 266d-f. See genus Hymenosporum. . membrane. 18. See Amaranthus h.pl 121.

-um. come from abroad.DSN. 390a hypogea .GSN. verb.12. 78a-d. (Spain). From hypo under and estia. See Pyrostria h. . -um. house.14.14.14. the name given to the plant by the Zulus.. 16. noun base. Marsh Mallow. See Hibiscus. 18. var h. 309 ibiskos .14.13. Asclepias. 301. Hebrew. 1220 hystera . arctic from Arctos. prickly. in'. 220c IB iberis . Named after Ixopo.10. . 111 iboza . Huernia h. . Below and sharp. Oinidion.14.C:\BOT-D-Kdoc ADISK073 Meaning of Scientific Names . 309 . . 310 ID -ides .G. From iboza. suggesting this refers to the base of the capsule which is acute and sharp. Porcupine.586 I IA -ias . under and craterformis (L).Indicates resemblance. Iberia. the Great Bear constellation. indicates belonging to. 1221 ibericus . Arcticus.522 -idus . (Spain and Portugal). . Laid back.184 hyssopsis . blackish from nigricare. E Y Ides.16. 1221 -ibilis . -itius.3. Nigricans. Ascidium. poor wine. participle suffix with verb base from noun base. noun base. noun base. refers to rostellum lobes in genus Mystacidium . 308.508 -icius . 252. In Ruspolia h. 46. 275 -idium . From hypo (G). from to arrive or to come. See Jatropha. . 14. -e.DSN.G.480.Botany 62 hypocraterformis . DGN. 'sharp below'.G.Helichrysum h. verb base. 306 idesia . 388b hypoestes .-a. 275 hystrix . to be blackish. . foreign or out of the ordinary.1.GSN.14. ..DSN. 208. Womb. bowl-shaped or hemispherical and concave.14. G.. 275 hyptis DSN. For Hypoxis. a diminutive suffix. 72. 5. . 309 ichopensis GSN. . whiteish from albus.94I hypoleucum . 309 -icus . 306 iatros . Huernia h. G. developing underground. noun base. Albidus. 187 -idion . 5.18.Indicates a close connection. A physician. Adventicius. . Underground.1. pl 172. 2. See bilis . -um.-a. Salver-shaped. See Cyphostemma h. See Rhodohypoxis. by.-is.DSN. aloft. Iberia. var h.12.G.130. referring to a flower which has a long narrow tube expanding into a short open trumpet. . -um. 5..DSN.314 hypoxis . white. black.314d. . 66. Indicates a state or action in progress.has an inflorescence which is underground before the flower opens. where the plant was first discovered.. 302. 232 -ibus . 13.G. 16. . Another theory is that it applies to the sharp apices of the lower petals. . . See genus Hyptis.280. 16. from acos. .14. advenire.CSN. On high. In compounds. 16. from niger. 78e hypsi. Babiana h.DGN. Indicates result of action. . .G.1.Verb ending. referring to the covering of the calyx by the bracts. 13.-a. G.Diminutive.Indicates process of becoming or resemblance to something so close as to be almost identical. pl 33. Leaves white beneath. a sack. noun or adjectival base. 18.. 250. 306. 18.1. -a. 444 IC -icans .DSN. See Kniphofia i.14.1.14. . 1. 3. Meaning mostly 'with' but also 'from. pl 35.14. 18. Also Babiana h. 16.

Indicates material or colour or close resemblance. 18. 303 Ilex . L. .DSN.406 IN in. Quercus ilex . 22.56. .L.198 infra. 16. 198b. 309 Ilys .12. .4. 228a . Greek en-.. A blue dye. p. . including I. 300e. 470.G. See Ilysanthes. easily broken from frangere. v. 348f inflexa . 2. a blue dye that is obtained from several species of this genus and fero. . 190. Of India. 309. 16.-a. 106.DSN. verb base. 90. m.136. 16. See Eragrostis i. Nopt showy.16. for its supposed magical properties. subsp i. Flame coloured. L. 236 IM im..1.14. For the genus Indigofera a blue dye is obtained from several species of this genus. 238e. In. Nymphoides i. 442f infausta . to put in a row. 18. 204a. Nymphoides i. 188. L. G. 339 indigastrum . 22b inapertus . slime and anthos.16.-a.1. See Phaulopsis i. Coccineus. 16.DSN. . 258. 18. 320 -ilis . below a node.406a inflata .before b. 13. Infranodis. 154. Duchesnea Melilotus i..394 incarnus . . L. 54a.before r.. Producing indigo.1. 2. white. Solanum i. Fragilis.MGN. 304. row. See Watsonia i. Indicates capacity or ability. See Agapanthus i. hoary.. A metaphorical name given to the genus in allusion to the force with which the capsule bursts and scatters their seeds.DSN. L.1.Before l.254. contrary. . regarding this tree. .. 236a ilicifolia . 308. 16. Malvineae. Geranium i. I bear. Unlucky. Huge.388 -ineae . See Utricularia i. im. In the case of Vanueria i. .2.14.304.DGN. slime. unlawful.CSN. 310 inezia . 10.v. Eulophia i.C:\BOT-D-Kdoc ADISK073 Meaning of Scientific Names .. From indigo.MGN. Rutinae.14.268 indicus . 148. to break. . .. See Dierama i. 4. Refers to stem which is bent at base. From ilys. Covered in scales arranged like tiles of house. plural ending added to stem of a name of synomym of type genus to form the name of subtribe. Grey. tinctoria and I.Adjective nominative f. refers to the tribal superstition. from Ruta.452 indica GSN.198. See Morinda. . Desmodium i.1. Greek hypo-.DSN. Closed. Inez Clare Verdoon. 18. a flower. 90. Illegitimus. 10. Diminutive. 306 IG igneum DSN. Old Roman name for the evergreen 'holm oak'. 18. Leaves like ilex. scarlet.before vowels and most constanants. pl82. . 16. 184b indigofera . coccus. . holly. inclined at a 45 degree angle.14. For Vangueria i. .10. plural ending added to stem of type of family to form name of suborder.16. 3.1.-is. magical properties.14.f.14.. Bent abruptly. .Botany 63 IE -ies . Euphorbia i.1.14.354 IL il. like -cellus q. See Rinorea i. from Malvaceae. in. Impatient. Mud. . like -eus q.Indicates a thing formed.CSN. 10. . 18. Moraea i.14. 76. 1223 inclinata DSN. 190. 230. -um. into. 448 -ineus .DSN. 186d-f. 18. 18. noun base. 236 ilysanthes .1. Hoary.DSN. L.. . 1. 18. L. mud. See genus Indigofera. swollen. 303 imbricata .. 188h indigo DSN.See il-. -e.See il-. . 303 -inae . 308. 162.1. subsp occidentatalis. 16.198 impatiens . 3.Nominative f.Origin unknown. 16. for. . See Acrotome i. 309 illus . 303 ingens . 162.124. from serere.Below. . 16.450 incanum . L.14. hence a property or quality. 5.360. . . 188c-g. Indian. -um. Inflated. 95.DSN. . 184b.3. ir. arrecta which occur in Rhodesia..DSN. Series.DSN. 16.150.14. 447 inamoena . verb base. 190f-h.

L. 336d ips . 18. A worm. 10. 208. alone. 275.334 insipidum . With entire leaves.DSN. one.550 integerrima DSN. Also.DSN. violet and khroma. Sprouting. . pl 130. a worm and homoios.13. distinguished.159 ios .16.. Marinus. The lesser bindweed in Europe is Convolvulus arvensis. Leaves with smooth unbroken margins. Resembles the genus Isatis. See Hypoxis i.. 314e insigne DSN.DSN. See Conyza. 124. Refers to reflexed petals that resemble an involucral bract. 13. verb base.16. .324 insigniflora . See Pachystegia i.72 intra. io-.178.DSN. 306 io. 14..28. like. and it refers to the colour of the flowers in some species.DSN.Possession. . 206. 304.DSN. 5. 14.C:\BOT-D-Kdoc ADISK073 Meaning of Scientific Names .1. Intermediate between. -um.DSN. entire. transparent from glass. . subsp i. 78b iris . 16.60 -inus .432b 18. . (2) Indicates material or colour resemblance or possession. nepetifolia .. 306 ion. Poison. ..Indicates a close connection. From ips.See il-.432d inus . L.DSN. See Diascia i.12.14.f.16... mare.DSN. Sainpaula i. Perfect. noun base.18. See Iochroma. 303 inula .Indicates occurrence. See Blepharis i. . isatidioides . .428 integri.18. from colligere.324 . 16.Within.-a. . . Greek endo-. Similar to bindweed.G.Botany 64 inflexa .14.MGN.G.14. colour.159 -ion .166 IO -io . 222.14. See Senecio i.leonorus and L.334bg. See Oianthum. belonging to the sea. . 16. 1223. . 18.420. G. viola species.16. 218.1223. See Erythrina . .DSN. a collecting together. family Cruciferae/Brassicacae. 28..7. equal.. 303 iridifolia . 1218 IS -is .Between. 18.1. 16. Resembling the genus Isatis. . From ion violet and opsis appearance. .DSN. 18. Fibrous fruit. 222. With violet.like flowers.Genus. 275 IP ipomoea -DSN.1. Bent abruptly. .14. See Leucospermum i. 152. With remarkable or distinguished flowers.14.. See Dierama i. Noticeable. 78 inornatus DSN.14.12. violet-coloured. (1) Indicates possession or resemblance. . G.G. Pentarrhinum i. 450 integrifolia . 16. 310 involucratum DSN. 4 ionopsis . . L.10. thrown between. 18. Ionandrus. Ionopsis .See ion-. noun base. to gather together.DSN. Interjectus. 13. 442. noun base.10. . From ion. 18. L. Remarkable. outstanding or notable. 18. with violet stamens.16. a member of the Brassicaceae. hyalos. rust. 452 ionantha .Genus. 18. Indicates the abstract or general result of an action.198 innovans . For Leonotis i. 3.536 inter.248 inocarpus . 312c. Dichrocephala i. 303 intermedia .14.. 452 iochroma . Between L.354 insignis . Modest. See Senecio i. 16.. See Xysmalobium i.394i. 309.490 integrifolius . . 190 ion DSN. 3. Violet.DSN. 18. 306 isatideus DGN. The goddess of the rainbow.4. . var i.240f. Berkheya i. Intra-axillaris. 18. In compounds. See Ipomoea. Hyalinus.304.1. 304... 190.14. See Utricularia i. Iris-leaved.1. G. Inezia i. See Senecio isatidioides.432b isatis . . In compounds. 456c. referring to the flowers which somewhat resemble violets. . . 240. alluding to the trailing habit. 334b. See Helinus i. Without taste. 18.468 IR ir. within the axil.14. . noun base.DSN. Collectio. Huernia i.

. subsp. relationship.-a. 306 -ites . 191. noun base. .14. . -ities.14. 344. 14.14.14.14.Botany 65 ischno. a shield.Diminutive. -um. slender. Indicates capacity.1.14. hence indicates connection or resemblance noun base. Isopogon.GSN.DSN.566. 140.200.252 iso . Affinitas. sentire . ability.28. as in this genus the inflorescense has a beard-like fringe. resembling. . as the lip more or less equals the other floral segments in length. 452 -iscus DSN. imitating the Greeks.Means 'becoming like. Graeci. Equal. See Ornithocephalus. Isoglossa. .. . See Isochilus. capable of feeling. L. from affinis. In connection. From isos.G. 18. Aspidium.-ita.-a.Isolepis. 452 isochilus . . . 152 isopogon . 160 isoglossa .140.14. G. 160 iso.256 -itas .G.438.G. equal and pogon. 28. with Prince Albert of Belgium. -itudo. From isos. . bordering. Equal.DSN. Indicates a close connection. royal from king. IU -ium .10.G.. rex. See genus Isoglossa. See Cassia i. like.DSN. Hexisea . In compounds. equal and glossa a tongue for genus Isoglossa. Bird. equal. -um. 18. -um. Resembling. 310 IV -ivus .-itis. forming'. 16. See genus Albertisia. Senna i. Indicates fitness or capability of something or possession of. 28. . thin. 306 isia DSN. arachnoides. 306. Diminutive. 152.3. verb or noun base. Means 'characteristic of'..C:\BOT-D-Kdoc ADISK073 Meaning of Scientific Names . possession by or property of. from aster. 10.28. Regius. 191 isos . 309 . adjectival or participle base. 182e. 309 IZ -izans . . Astericus. noun base.14. From Italy. 309. noun base. 18. a beard. Sensitivus. 275. From iso equal and cheilos.157 IT italica . Graecizans.574 -ius . Corycium. Ornithophoroa . a star. In compounds. 345 -iticus --a. Indicates a concept or quality.G. from aspis. G.3. . noun base. 14.18. 306 ithos .

10.DGN. Derived from Jacaranda. Ornithogalum j.GSN. . 13.570 juncifolium DGN.430.DSN. Name from Jacobina in South America.MGN.Refers to supposed medicinal properties. Aponogeton j. food. 192 jach .. 16.18. 270. .428a japonicus . 240. 146a.446 jucundum ..Arabic name from which have come Jasmin and Jasminum. From iatros.9. 296a-d. . See Gerbera j.Botany 66 J JA jacaranda .j. where it was first collected. L. Salutary -ago in Selago.CSN.-1. From Java.79. See Streptocarpus j. . 16. 339 jasminum . 18. Maerua j. Persian. Pleasing. 193 18. See Lippia j.10. 16.98 . .CSN. D C M Jovellanos.j. 16.364c. The latinised form of the Persian name yasmin for these sweet-scented shrubs and climbers. . 18. Rushlike. 16. 194. 426c juga DSN. 291.480 jacottetianum . Rush. Helen Jacottet. 52 juglands .16.18. Leaves like rushes.GSN.84 juncus DSN.4. a physician and trophe.. Robert Jameson.190480.DSN.DSN.DGN.85 jumellea . agreeable.10. See genus Jatropha.21.10. G. Juga.CSN. 220c-e jatros DSN. alluding to some species which have medicinal properties. 151. 339. 192 jamesbrittenia . 16.MGN. 342c. W H Johnson.10. Japanese.368i. Named after British botanist James Britten. See Euonymus j. 160 juncea . . 301. See multijuga.18. See Dimorphotheca 18.276 javanica .1.180 JO johannis GSN. See genus Jasminum. L.C:\BOT-D-Kdoc ADISK073 Meaning of Scientific Names . 100b jacobina . See Russelia j. L.16. Lovely. johnsonii . the name of one species in Brazil. Corruption of Jovis glans. 18. 18.Celtic. . . meaning highly esteemed.1.16.18.CSN. Physician. 268. paired leaves. . 226.Johns. Jupiter's acorn. . 222c jovellana . See Satyrium longicaunda var j. See Androstachys j. 16.CSN.d. .1. . Dr Henri Jumelle. 1220. .194. 12. See Osteospermum. 484 JU jucunda DSN. See genus Jamesbrittenia. See genus Juncus. . Named after Port St. . .588 jamesonii .28. 376a.1. Resembling a rush. 18.162 jatropha .CSN.142 junceus DGN.74.

pl 169. pl 45 kalachariensis . Alosthamnus. And species adenocarpus. 302 kardia . 18. 13. Origin unknown.16.MGN. 194 junodii CSN. See genus Calluna.10.MGN. 12. . 118. Lonchocarpus. Pertaining to the Karroo. Engelbert Kaempfer. 13.306. eriocarpum. See genus Calycanthus.Calopsis. 252.13. 187 kalux DSN. From the Kalahari. Scale. Most beautiful. 16.16. . 18. 301 kalyptra . L. 258. 16. Carpobrotus. Any small. . The ancient name used by Virgil is said to mean rough. 13.154c. Podocarpus.G..16.16. Streptocarpus. Of the Karasberg.54 kallistos DSN.G. 64.60. 66. 74 kamarotis . ricinocarpa. 301. .10. 116.16. Elaeocarpus. 72 kallunein DSN.332. Arched.1.10.10. See Haplocarpha. 300. Callistemon. Calanthe. Fruit.196.DSN. twigs. Rhamphicarpa. . 210. 1220. .570. Symphoricarpos.b.458.150a.536 karomia . . 396d. . Malabar name. 10. 18.28. 28. 144g kaempferi . . . Veil or covering.1.MGN. 12.276. To sweep. 160f karuon DSN.GSN. Callicarpa. From knakk the Arabic name for these plants. 18.5. See genus Sphedamnocarpus.G. 238b.10. 3. Calyx. 150. 66.GSN.Junod.G. 146. 328a kanaval DSN. Platycarpha. See Acacia k.d. 144. Calythrix . See genus Callistephus.200. 12. 5. 86.d. See Camarotis.1..18. 120. 270. Beauty.10. Heart.CSN. Callicarpa. Callilepis.1. 1219 kalos DSN. . A capsule. 18. 1219. 174d. See Plicosepalus k.. . 64.438.390h. 114. 316b. See genus Caryopteris. See Calyptrochilum .1. Canavalia 18. 418f karasbergensis .MGN. See genus Calliandra.Botany 67 jungere DSN. 246. Fair. Peter Kalm.384 kapsa . Covered. L. 13. haplocarpa.152a. 74 kanahia . 1222 kaempferia .446 karpos . 18.Osyridicarpos. A veil. Stenocarpus. 126g kalanchoe . 61.394 c. Scottish horticulturalist. . 3. 304.12.576 kapnos DSN. Common name of one of the genus. Chinese name of one species of Kalanchoe. Nut. dry body. 67 kalyptos DSN. 62. 1221 kaluptra DSN.10. alysicarpus .. 20a.CSN. 252c. Kyphocarpa. . 10. Callitris. 31. 1220. . 210c.C:\BOT-D-Kdoc ADISK073 Meaning of Scientific Names .216 kalmia .10. See Cadaba. Smoky. 61. . . 134. 16.300.482 karroo .134. See genus Eucalyptus.18. Pachycarpus.28.Arabic.378. See Striga j. referring to the bark of most of the species. . Refers to pappus. 428g.12. 378b. 75 .432 justicia .506 juniperus .250. See genus Cysticapnos. 300. . 16. Named after Rev. 301 kallos .GSN. Juncus. 276.CSN. See genus Justicia.G. See Cardiospermum. 303. 16. 196. 65. See genus Hypocalymma. . Engelbert Kaempfer.CSN.250. See Craterocapsa.492 K KA kadhab . See genus Calocephalus.1.12. To join. Hemerocallis. .Callistemon. 18. 236..G. James Justice. 342d karphos . 18.

For keras or kerato Horn.Ceratiosicyos. Named after Katharine Saunders. 302. A horn or pod. 18. A dance. 76 karyon . or having a prickly .10.DSN.10. 18.See Cestrum.. Origin unknown.3.G.G. See Catasetum .1. See genus Cerationia.28.[carya]. 456c. Herr Keferstein.10. See villicaulis. used by Dioscorides. A head . 410a. See Portulaca k. Snow.204. To gape.16.3.500. . 224.134e18. William Kerr. 301 kassnerana . 87 kheimon DSN. From kerato or keras horn. 28. See Cynorkis k. 28. . Ceratostigma. on the Transkei coast.CSN.G. microcephala. See Ceratostylis.G. . L. 18. 212. 18. 39. 83.10. For spiny plant. Down.3.10. See genus Catharanthus.1. 165 .134 KI kiepersol DSN. . Dichrocephala. 156. 86 khamai DSN. Of Kew. 108. 65. 400a.G. .380 1. Refers to the small purple tubercles found on the stems. Trichocentrum . . 12. .416 kaulos . See Scadoxus m. .See Merremia k. . 13. See genus Chorizema.78 kefersteinia . 182. Encepalartos. See genus Cimonanthus. Winter. 94 khroma DSN. See genus Ceanothus.G.540 kerato . 18.1. Theodor Kassner.. . Caularthron . Tswana name for a drink prepared from the roots of this plant. Wood.10.484 kentrocaulos . . . Ceratostylis. pl 134. See genus Chamaecyparis. Cedar. See genus Kyphocarpa. See Streptocarpus k. Spur. hairy stem. See Sclerocarya. . . . See Dicerocarynum.1.10.4.GSN. 18.76.. Cerastium. Ceratopetalum.CSN. On the ground. 406 kephale . 10. 16. 28. subsp k. (2). 10. 84.DSN. . 142. 85 KE keanothus . Pure. 57. Eriocephalus.18.10. Cedrus.1. 75 katharinae . 90: 16.1. the Tswana name for a drink prepared from the roots of this plant. 10. See genuses Ceratotheca.134e khaino DSN. 85 kermesina . 190 khypho DSN. A nut.106.CSN.12.18.G. 83. 160. 112d kata . 1222 KG kgadi DSN. Calocephalus.G. Bent. 81. 18. 336c kentron . .18. Ceratotheca. A tough spring.1.18.10.36. 79 kedros DSN. (1).16. 281 keithii CSN. . 242. 18. Greek for the plant Bryonia dioica .76 kasia DSN.G. See Pachycymbium k. 3.DSN. See genus Chordospartum.C:\BOT-D-Kdoc ADISK073 Meaning of Scientific Names .MGN. 260. Named after D. See genus Cedrela.10.G. Wax. Portuguese for parasol or sunshade. 92 khion . L. .MGN. Keith. 256. 16. .Botany 68 karya .28. .. 18.[cephale].434. 16. Colour. . . See Ceropegia. Dicerocaryum.G. 134p keros . 93.5. Clutia k.136 keration DSN. 244.172. Carmine. 16.586 kentaniensis GSN. See genus Chionanthus. Cephalanthus.530 katharos DSN. Calodendron. 75.10.1. 11. See genus Chaenomeles. Latinised from the Mozambique vernacular name Kigeli-keia.10. 234e karyolphollon .G. A nut-tree . . 82 kedrostis . 213 kigelia . A stem.76..85.. 85 kewensis .28. See Ascocentrum. See genus Iochroma. . Crassocephalum. See Family Caryophyllaceae. From kgadi. 155 khoros DSN.106 KH khadia DSN. See Khadia. .R.e. 416b. . 16. 40. See genus Cephalaria. 16.344 keras .584 kerria . 92 khorde DSN. 145. Exochorda . Named after Kentani. Ancient Greek name for genus Cassia. Ornithocephalus. 197 kestron . Bark strips. Also species sericocephala. The name of a clove tree and is given to the 'Pinks' because of their scent.

CSN.34. . See Cochleanthes.18. See genus Clianthus. From Kitui.140 kleois . 18. Johan Hieronymus Kniphof. 325 kleinia .28.G.34 knobelii . 18. 300. Parthenos. Glory.5. 3. Dicoma. 1219.446 kommi . 12. Sir John Kirk.538 kistos .g. 42c. pl 177. Of Komati.10. See Eulophia.DSN. 12. . 18. 158. N.DSN. pl 126 kome .1220. 430b. A sheath. Francois Kiggeler.532 KO kochlioides .G. 100 komatiensis . 16. 91.28. Sir George King. See Microcoelia .1. Stunted. 208. 1.CSN.1. 1219.1. . . Huernia k. 404c.. 199 kolos . Momordica k.16. Cissus. Spiral.10. Coccinia.18. 95 kithara .GSN.CSN.G.CSN.10. See genus Kohautia [formerly Oldenlandia] . pl 130 KL kladon .28.10. 16. 16.k.G.C:\BOT-D-Kdoc ADISK073 Meaning of Scientific Names . .572 kniphofioides DGN.G.G. J T Klein. A climber. Thomas Knight. T Knowlton.28. See genus Sarcococca. English horticulturalist. 154. See Ipomoea k. ..CSN.CSN. plant collector.Botany 69 kiggelaria . . 13.CSN. . 166. 96 kituiensis . Tuft of hair . . See Euphorbia k. 302 kombe . used as a cutting or graft.G. See genus Chrysocoma.CSN. 264e kilimandscharicus . DR. A berry.10. 99 kleros .G.16. 13. 190a kirrhos .f. 13. 314c. 198 kohautia .CSN.18. Rhiocissus . A chance .112. 16. 16. Oeceoclades . 311 koilos . A vine .378 koneion DSN.16. 18. .18. 230b knowltonia . 92 koellensteinia .G. Francisci Kohaut. .Ancient greek name for plant of genus Cistus.1. . 88 kirsion DSN. To shut. Commicarpus. 96. 16.52.1. -1. 18. A strong smelling plant.GSN. See genus Coleonema.82 kleio DSN.470 KN knightia . . 18.5.188.136h. 198. was collected.GSN. . Hebrew name for genus Cinnamomum . 244b. 5. 18. . 293. . See Commiphora. 300.[comis]. 18.436 kleistos . See Coelogyne . Eucomis. 18. . C.508.10. 5. 140d.26. A branch.36a. 95 kingdium . . 354e.10. 10.J. See genus Colutea.CSN.140a. 300 kniphofia .. 282 koelreuteria . 92 kokkos .G. J.G. Lyre. Plant.252. inventor. 90 klema . a village about 150 km east of Nairobi.202 koilia .12.160 koniza DSN. 16.G. A kind of thistle. 112.[clero-] See genus Clerodendrum. Resembling Kniphofia..18. 100 kolkwitzia CSN. See Aloe k. Joseph Koelreuter. See Kniphofia. 12. 3. See Clematopis. Hollow. 281 kirkia . 16. See genus Syncolostemon. Orange-tawny or pale yellow. 16. From Mount Kilimanjaro.[clema-). 301. 5. An African vernacular name for Strophanthus k. Clematis.446 kissos . Cochliod .10.CSN.G. Euphorbia k. 16..220. See genus Citharexylum.26.pl 16. branch or twig.28. Named after Paul Knuth. where the type specimen of Dolichos k. 226. See Cleisostoma .G.. Ormocarpum k. 16. ivy. . 1. 340c. See genus Dicliptera. 28.424 koloutea . pl 17.G. Gum. Sir John Kirk. See Trichocladus.16.10.28. Closed.78. See Cissampelos. Knobel.. R Kollwitz for genus Kolkwitzia. See genus Conium. .G.28.11.3.. Cirsium. See Cirrhopetalum .10. snail-shell.12. .140 knuthii CSN. 158c klados . prof.308 koleos . See hebeclada. 83 kirkii . 18. A branch. 212a.310. 44a-f. 18.of medicine at Erfurt University. 256. See genus Knowltonia.226. . pl 72 kinamon DSN. 142. See genus Conyza.1.G.28. N. 400f.1.18..CSN. Capt Kellner von Koellenstein. Abdomen.310 . 5. 162d.16.. and the poison derived from it Poison Hemlock .

18. 3. Dr Ferdinand Friedrich von Krauss. See genus Cotula.10. .1.16. Cyrtorchis . Dr Ferdinand Friedrich von Krauss. 109 kotule DSN.348 krokos . 114e korykion .1.48. See Crytopodium. 3. . 18. Cupressus.18.Aloe k. Cup-shaped. . . 16.124 korys . .109..574. 11 152.18.248 kraussii .. 76c-j . See Coryanthes.G.494 kraussia . 310c kryptos . 18. Round-eyed.. A cone. See Gazania k.280. see Genus Corokia. See genus Cotoneaster . See Chironia k.540 kotyledon DSN.. A rattle . See genus Ctenomeria. 99 krytos .154.494 krinon DSN.CSN. A hazel.1. See genus Cosmos. See genus Conostomium. Christian Krauss for Tapinanthus k.314. Xylotheca k. Curved . 28.16. ..492 kopros . After P Krook. . See Cryptophoranthus .. A bug. .320 kotyle . . See genus Cryptomeria. 50.10. 3.[crateros-]. 18. See Corycium.10. 124.. .. 3.366e. See cordyla.[crotal].G.CSN.1.236.16. See Corycium.G. To purge.18. 5.CSN. . . club-shaped. J J Kotze. Named after Georg Krebs. Diminutive of korykos. 13. Covered. See cryptantha. A cup. Euphorbia k.10.190.28. A club.218. 70 korymbos DSN. 90.G.CSN. . 105 koros DSN.18. A comb.1.G. 301. 408c kraussiana .G. 16. Chlorophytum k.Quince. pl 108. Helichrysum k .42 krookianum CSN.G. See Crossandra krotalon . A cavity or small cup. 3. mouth of volcano . 1220 kotonion . See genus Cordyline. 16. . Corycium. 116 kuphos DSN. 1220 korkos DSN. See genus Chamaecyparisis.10. An allusion to the seeds rattling in the pod when ripe. Wahlenbergia k.CSN.16.228. A swelling or curve. 418f. 222f.10. 404b KR krasson . 18.12. . 70.262 kruphios DSN. 106 korykos . 18. 456e kratos DSN. forceful.Jamesbrittenia k..Saffron. Fringe. 18. Hidden. 113... 90. 114 krypto .G.CSN.570 kraussii . See genus Corymborkis. Named after Carl Kuntz. . 16. a leather bag.182 kunzea . . See Brachycorythis. 18. . .28. 110 kteis.1. 118 kuntzei . See genus Coprosma. See Crocosmia.362. Greek name for Cypress. G L E Krebs. 149 kruptos DSN. 16.G.. 199 kuparisos DSN. .414. See Combretum k. Gustav Kunze.18. See genus Cuphea.18. Helmet. See Stachys k. See Cotyledon.. .54 kotzei . See Eriosema k. Wurmbea k.10. See genus Eucryphia. Conopharyngia. Strength.456 korulos DSN.. 18. See genus Corchorus.440h krebsiana .1. Named after Christian Krauss.282 koris DSN.90 krossos DSN.1. 101 kordule . ..98 kosmos DSN. See Cotyledon . Helmet. A castinet.[cyrt].342. 10.194.256.16. Cryptolepis . See Crassocephalum.Helichrysum k. .274c.10. See genus Crinum 18. Cup-shaped hollow. .C:\BOT-D-Kdoc ADISK073 Meaning of Scientific Names . See genus Cyclopia. . Hydrocotyle. See genus Corylopsis.18. Gnidia k var k. Named after Christian Krauss. 115 kurtos .CSN. See Teucrium k. . Dr Ferdinand Friedrich von Krauss. See genus Coreopsis. 18. Scilla Juncus k. 101 koreo DSN.180. A cluster.G.292 kraussianum CSN. Craterocapsa. Thick. To hide. See Ceratostigma. 182. Beautiful.Botany 70 konos .10. 178a. 16. 92. A leather bag. pl 184.G. See genus Crotalaria. 111 krateros .332 krebsii CSN. 301..G. See genus Crataegus.5. A leather bag. . 92.18.18. 70 korokia DSN. ..450.G. Dung.kten DSN.12.G.274 kraussianus ..202.10.106. See Corycium. 264f.400h.g. Lily. See Gnidia k. 87. Maori name. 114.CSN. 454f. 118.CSN.1.. . 272a. Hidden.10. var erubescens..10.530 KU kukulops . 18. 13. See genus Cyrtanthus. Bent...G.

Cyperus 18.. 103 kymbion DSN.420h. See Cymbidium . A kind of clover.1.10. 222g kypeiros DSN.242. 54b-c . Curved. 3. 164. . See Androcymbium.18. 118 KY kyanos .432. genus Androcymbiu..38. 100 kyllinga .G. A small cup.1.G. 377 kykos .28.G. 16. See genus Cyathula.G. Swan. bent. See genus Cysticapnos.86 kynos . See Cyrtanthus . Cynorkis. A twiner. .1.Botany 71 kutisos .G. 18. 18.552.18. See Cyclopogon .1. 340a. Blue -[cyan].468 kyparissos .18.G.CSN. 20. See genus Cycnium. 18. Cyphia. 106. Cycle. See genus Cytisus.16. curved .84 kymbes .C:\BOT-D-Kdoc ADISK073 Meaning of Scientific Names . . Bent. 18. 16.112d. Bladder. Dog. G.[cyph-]. 16.G. 3.1. 16.280.232 kystis DSN. Peter Kylling. Boat-shaped. 18.. 18. A rush or sedge.560 kyphos ..A dog. Cyphostemma. Cynoglossum. Cynanchum. 264... 22. 32d kyathos DSN.18.250 kyknos .208. . See epicyparissias . 10.66 kyrtos DSN. Cypress. 16. 26g.28. 332b. . See Cyptostemma . See Cyclopogon. See genus Cyanotis.384 .107 kyon . 90: 16.438 kyptos DSN. Polycycenis. Cup. See Cynanchum. 28.196. 28.16.G.

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