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pigra is Latin (sluggish, lazy, unwilling or slow) with reference to the response of the leaves to touch. [See Mimosa pigra.]

Pilea [genus name] is derived from Latin pilleus (close-fitting cap) with reference to the shape of the female flowers. [See Pilea.]

Pilgerodendron [genus name] commemorates a German botanist, Robert Knud Friedrich Pilger (1876-1953), who was particularly interested in conifers. He collected plants from 1898-1921 in both Brazil and Europe, especially Croatia. Then from 1945-1950 he was director of the Berlin-Dahlem botanical garden. [See Pilgerodendron.]

Pilocarpus [genus name] is derived from Greek pilo- (felt) and carpo- (fruit) components meaning 'hairy fruit'. [See Pilocarpus.]

Pilularia [genus name] is derived from Latin pilula (pill) with reference to the spores. [See Pilularia.]

pilulifera is derived from Latin pilula (pill) and -fer (bearing, carrying) components meaning 'bearing little balls'. [See Urtica pilulifera.]

Pimenta [genus name] is derived from Spanish and Italian pimento, a name for allspice (Pimenta dioica). [See Pimenta.]

Pimpinella [genus name] is of uncertain derivation for some authorities. For others it is derived from medieval Latin bipinella (two winged) or a medieval name for aniseed (Pimpinella anisum). [See Pimpinella.]

pimpinellifolium is made up of the genus name Pimpinella and Latin -folia (leaved) components meaning 'with leaves like those of Pimpinella species. [See Solanum pimpinellifolium.]

pimpinelloides is made up of the genus name Pimpinella and Greek -oides (like) components meaning 'like plants in that genus'. [See Oenanthe pimpinelloides.]


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