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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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Modiola [genus name] is derived from Latin modiolus (central hub of a wheel) with reference to the shape of the centre of the fruit. [See Modiola.]

mollis is Latin (soft) meaning 'softly hairy or velvety tenderness'. [See Acanthus mollis, Crataegus mollis, Hamamelis mollis, Holcus mollis, Rosa mollis.]

mollissima is Latin (soft) meaning 'very soft'. [See Passiflora mollissima.]

Moluccella [genus name] may mean mistakenly ‘of or from the Moluccas (the Spice Islands) also known today as Maluku (the group of roughly 1,000 islands in eastern Indonesia)’ – instead of north-western India and the Mediterranean. Alternatively it has been suggested that it could be derived from an Arabic word for ‘king’. [You will notice that the species included so far in Plant Biographies, bells of Ireland (Moluccella laevis), is native to the eastern Mediterranean.][See Moluccella.]

Moneses [genus name] is derived from Greek mono- (one) and esis (a sending forth, delight) components meaning 'single delight' with reference to the attractive single flowers. [See Moneses.]

monilifera is derived from Latin monilis (necklace, collar) and -fer (bearing, carrying) components meaning 'with a necklace or strung like beads'. [See Chrysanthemoides monilifera.]

Monodora [genus name] is derived from Greek mono- (one) and doro- (gift) components with reference to the striking solitary flower. [See Monodora.]>

monogyna is derived from Greek mono- (one) and gyno- (female) components meaning 'with one ovary (or pistil)'. [See Crataegus monogyna.]

Monotropa [genus name] is derived from Greek mono- (one) and tropo- (change, turn) components meaning 'one turn or to one side'. [See Monotropa.]

monspeliensis means 'of or from Montpellier in southern France'. [See Polypogon monspeliensis.]


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