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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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Microcitrus [genus name] is derived from Greek micro- (small) and citron (lemon) components. [See ... .]

microphyllus is derived from Greek micro- (small) and phyllo- (leaf) components. [See Pilocarpus microphyllus.]

microtheca is derived from Greek micro- (small) and -theca (case) components. [See Eucalyptus microtheca.]

miliaceum is derived from Latin milium (millet). [See Panicum miliaceum.]

millefolium is derived from Latin mille- (thousand) and -folia (leaved) components meaning 'many leaved'. [See Achillea millefolium.]

Milium [genus name] is a classical Latin name for 'millet'. [See Milium.]

Mimosa [genus name] is derived from Greek mimos (mimic) with reference to the plants' sensitivity to touch.

Members of this family (Leguminosae) absorb nitrogen from the air. Through the bacterial nodules on their deep growing roots, they will introduce nitrogen to the soil (and aerate it), to the benefit of neighbouring plants and any following them in the same soil. [See Mimosa.]

mimosifolia is made up of the genus name Mimosa and Latin -folia (leaved) components meaning 'with leaves like those of that genus'. [See Jacaranda mimosifolia.]

Mimulus [genus name] is derived from Latin mimus (mime) with reference to part of the flower bearing a passing resemblance to a monkey's face or a mask. [See Mimulus.]

Mimusops [genus name] is derived from Greek mimos (mimic) and -ops (eye, face, appearance) components. [See Mimusops.]


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