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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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Amorphophallus [genus name] is derived from Greek a (without), -morpha (shape) and phallus (penis) components with reference to the central flower structure. [See Amorphophallus.]

ampeloprasum is made up of Greek ampelos (vine) and prason (leek) components meaning 'a wild leek partial to vineyards'. [See Allium ampeloprasum var. ampeloprasum, Allium ampeloprasum var. porrum.]

amphibia means 'suited to or adapted for growing in water and on land'. [See Persicaria amphibia, Rorippa amphibia.]

amplexicaule is derived from Latin amplexi- (embrace) and cauli- (stem) components meaning 'stem-clasping' with reference to ..... . [See Lamium amplexicaule.]

amplexicaulis is derived from Latin amplexi- (embrace) and cauli- (stem) components meaning 'stem-clasping' with reference to ..... . [See Persicaria amplexicaulis, Plantago amplexicaulis, Ranunculus amplexicaulis, Rudbeckia amplexicaulis.]

amplexifolius is derived from Latin amplexi- (embrace) and -folia (leaved) components meaning 'leaf-clasping'. [See Streptopus amplexifolius.]

amygdaloides is made up of the genus name Amygdalus (now Prunus) and Greek -oides (like) components meaning 'like plants in that (almond) genus'. [See Euphorbia amygdaloides.]

Anacamptis [genus name] is derived from Greek anacampt- (returned, returning, bent back) with reference to the flower's spur. [See Anacamptis.]

Anacyclus [genus name] is Ananthocyclus abbreviated and is derived from Greek a (without), antho- (flower) and kuklos (a ring) components with reference to the circle of ovaries around the flower's yellow disc. [See Anacyclus.]

Anagallis [genus name] is derived for some authorities from Greek anagalein (delight), and for others recalls a fable that gave the plant the power to ease melancholy (a quality often attributed specifically to scarlet pimpernel, Anagallis arvensis). [See Anagallis.]


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