Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

pusillus - pygmaeus

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Epithet

Definition

Derivation

Stem

Type/
Gender

Meaning

pusillus
pusilla
pusillum
very small
pusilluspusilladjvery little, very small, tiny
Tofieldia pusilla (Michx.) Pers.
Geranium pusillum L.
Amblyopappus pusillus Hook. & Arn.
pustulatus
pustulata
pustulatum
blistered
pustulatuspustulatadjblistered, with pustules
Lachenalia pustulata Jacq.
Collema pustulatum Ach.
Cucumis pustulatus Hook. f.
pycnanthus
pycnantha
pycnanthum
densely flowered
pycnospycnadjπυκνοϛ
close, compact
anthosanthnoun/nανϑοϛ
flower
usadjLatinizing suffix
Acacia pycnantha Benth.
Agropyron pycnanthum (Godr.) Godr. & Gren.
Elymus pycnanthus (Godr.) Melderis
pycnocarpos
pycnocarpos
pycnocarpon
densely fruited
pycnospycnadjπυκνοϛ
close, compact
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
carposcarpnoun/mκαρποϛ
fruit
osadjοϛ
adjectival suffix
Athyrium pycnocarpon (Spreng.) Tidestrom
pycnostachyus
pycnostachya
pycnostachyum
dense spikes
pycnospycnadjπυκνοϛ
close, compact
oocnctconnective vowel in botanical Latin, usually for Greek words but in some cases, such as color tingeing, for Latin words
stachysstachynoun/mσταχυϛ
spike; ear of corn
usadjLatinizing suffix
Liatris pycnostachya Michx.
Pterocaulon pycnostachyum (Michx.) Ell.
Astragalus pycnostachyus Gray
pygmaeus
pygmaea
pygmaeum
dwarf
pygmaeospygmaeadjπψγμαιοϛ
dwarfish
usadjLatinizing suffix
Alstroemeria pygmaea Herb.
Papaver pygmaeum Rydb.
Tonestus pygmaeus (Torr. & Gray) A.Nels.