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calcarea is derived from Latin calcis (lime, chalk) meaning 'of or from chalky places'. [See Polygala calcarea.]

calceolus is a diminutive and is derived from Latin calceo (shoe) meaning ‘a little slipper or shoe’ with reference to the shape of the flower's lip. [See Cypripedium calceolus.]

Calendula [genus name] is derived from Greek kalein (beginning of the month) and Latin kalendae (the first day of the Roman month when debts and interest fell due). According to authorities this is supposed to be a reference to the long flowering time of some of the species. [See Calendula.]

californica means 'of or from California (United States)'. [See Aesculus californica, Eschscholzia californica, Juglans californica, Juniperus californica, Pikea californica, Rosa californica, Torreya californica, Umbellularia californica.]

californicum means 'of or from California (United States)'. [See Eriodictyon californicum, Fremontodendron californicum.]

Calla [genus name] is derived from Greek calli- (beautiful, charming, lovely). [See Calla.]

Callicarpa [genus name] is made up of Greek calli- (beautiful, charming, lovely) and carpo- (fruit) components with reference to the attractive berries. [See Callicarpa.]

Callisia [genus name] is derived from Greek calli- (beautiful, charming, lovely). [See Callisia.]

Callistemon [genus name] is made up of Greek calli- (beautiful, charming, lovely) and -stemon (stamen) components. [See Callistemon.]

Callistephus [genus name] is made up of Greek calli- (beautiful, charming, lovely) and -stephus (crown, garland, wreath) components with reference to the flower head. [See Callistephus.]


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