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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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siliqua is Latin meaning 'husk, pod or shell'. [See Ceratonia siliqua.]

siliquastrum is derived from Latin siliqua (husk, pod, shell) meaning 'like a siliqua, a fruit pod found in a different family'. [See Cercis siliquastrum.]

Silphium [genus name] is derived from a Greek name silphion, originally of a completely different plant. [See Silphium.]

Silybum [genus name] is derived from a Greek name silybon used for a different but thistle-like plant. [See Silybum.]

simia is Latin (monkey) with reference to the alleged appearance of the flower. [See Orchis simia.]

Simmondsia [genus name] commemorates an English physician and naturalist, Thomas William Simmonds (1767-1804), who died when exploring in Trinidad. [See Simmondsia.]

Sinapis [genus name] is derived from a Greek name for mustard sinapi. The Latin name is sinapi or sinape. [See Sinapis.]

sinensis means 'of or from China'. [See Angelica sinensis, Camellia sinensis, Celtis sinensis, Citrus sinensis, Nyssa sinensis, Wisteria sinensis.]

Sinningia [genus name] commemorates a German botanist and horticulturist, Wilhelm Sinning (1794-1874) who was Garden Supervisor of Bonn University's botanical garden from 1818-1846. He then lectured on botany from 1847-1857 and on horticulture from 1852-1874.

Authorities note that the familiar cultivated varieties of garden gloxinias were actually misnamed as they come from this genus not from the Gloxinia genus in the same Gesneriaceae family. [See Sinningia.]

sinuatum means 'wavy-edged' with reference to the leaves. [See Limonium sinuatum.]


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