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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..

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Tecoma [genus name] is derived from a Mexican name tecomaxochitl. [See Tecoma.]

Tectona [genus name] is derived for some authorities from a Tamil name for the tree, and for others from Greek tekton (carpenter). [See Tectona.]

tectorius is Latin (used for covering) meaning 'of roofs or growing on house roofs'. [See Pandanus tectorius.]

tectorum is Latin (used for covering) meaning 'of roofs or growing on house roofs'. [See Bromus tectorum, Iris tectorum.]

tenuifolia is made up of Latin tenuis (thin, fine, slight, slender) and -folia (leaved) components meaning 'slender-leaved'. [See Alnus tenuifolia.]

tenuiflorus is made up of Latin tenuis (thin, fine, slight, slender) and -flora (flowered) components meaning 'slender flowered'. [See Carduus tenuiflorus.]

terebinthus is derived from a Greek name for this species and its resin (possibly pre-dating ancient Greece) terebinthos with reference to turpentine. [See Pistacia terebinthus.]

Terminalia [genus name] is derived from Latin terminus (limit, boundary, boundary-mark) with reference to the leaves appearing at the ends of the shoots. [See Terminalia.]

terminalis is derived from Latin terminus (limit, boundary, boundary-mark) with reference to ... clustered at the ends of the shoots. [See Pachysandra terminalis.]

tesota is derived from Spanish tieso (stiff, firm). [See Olneya tesota.]


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