at plantlives.com  
  

Company Logo
 

News

OUT NOW
1st formal Edition of the CD of Plant Biographies (or Plant's Eye View of the Planet and Man). About 1000 extra pages which include a dramatic expansion of R genera plus other additions and changes.

 

Browse the Botanical Definitions

In addition to searching through the individual botanical definitions you may now benefit also from browsing the extensive information gleaned through our research. This list has been compiled in alphabetic order according to the genus or species..

To browse the definitions please click on one of the buttons below to see the section under that letter. In some cases there may be no words under a particular letter.

 

A B C D E F G H I J K L M
N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

There are 16 records that match.

 

Definitions
Jacaranda [genus name] is a corruption of a local Brazilian Indian name for the plant. [See Jacaranda.]

jalapa means 'of or from Jalapa (or Xalapan, north of Veracruz in Mexico)'. [See Mirabilis jalapa.]

japonicumi means 'of or from Japan'. [See Ligustrum japonicum.]

japonicus means 'of or from Japan'. [See Euonymus japonicus, Petasites japonicus.]

Jateorhiza [genus name] is derived from Greek iatos (healing) and rhiza (root) components with reference to medicinal qualities. [See Jateorhiza.]

jeffreyi commemorates a Scottish explorer and plant collector, John Jeffrey (1826-1854), who was appointed to find new species by the Oregon Botanical Association of Edinburgh (botanists and horticulturists seeking new species from north-western North America in addition to those already discovered). Jeffrey was a gardener at the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh where the Association was formed. He left London in May 1850 to arrive in Hudson's Bay in the August (the Hudson's Bay Company provided him with support). He crossed Canada on foot (over 1200 miles) and reached Fort Vancouver on the Columbia River in May 1852. From there he explored Washington State, Oregon and California until 1854. He disappeared after leaving San Franciso on another collecting trip and his diary (a requirement made by the Association) vanished with him. With the loss of that diary, his activities had to be pieced together from a very small amount of correspondence, accounts of those who met him and the specimens received in Scotland (that were accompanied by notes of when and where collected). Although some critics at the time believed his efforts were inadequate botanists now point out that both his discoveries of new species and re-introductions of conifers in particular have proved to be important. He discovered Jeffrey pine in 1852. [See Pinus jeffreyi.]

johimbe is derived from a local African name yohimbine. [See Pausinystalia johimbe.]

jonquilla is a corruption of a common Spanish name for this species junquillo which itself is derived from Latin juncus (rush) with reference to the appearance of the leaves. [See Narcissus jonquilla.]

jucundum is derived from Latin iucundus (pleasing, agreeable or charming). [See Osteospermum jucundum.]

judaica means 'of or from Judaea (Judea), the southern part of Palestine'. [See Parietaria judaica.]


Page 1 of 2 Next

 
 

ALL material is subject to Copyright.
Text © 1991-2013 Sue Eland
(See Terms and Conditions under Contact and About Us.)
Site by Bath IT