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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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Antiaris [genus name] is derived from Javanese anjar with reference to the poisonous sap. [See Antiaris.]

Antidesma [genus name] is made up of Greek anti (against) and desmos (band, headband) components (the latter is meant to indicate 'poison') with reference to believed plant properties that could offer an antidote for snake bites. [See Antidesma.]

antidesma is derived from the genus name Antidesma meaning 'like plants in that genus'. [See Picramnia antidesma.]

Antigonon [genus name] is made up of Greek anti (like) and polygonon (knotweed) components, possibly with reference to the stems. [See Antigonon.]

antioquiensis means 'of or from Antioquia (a region in north-western Colombia)'. [See Passiflora antioquiensis.]

Antirrhinum [genus name] is made up of Greek anti (like) and rhis (snout) components with reference to the flowers and a mask-like appearance, and is applied especially to snapdragon (Antirrhinum majus). [See Antirrhinum majus.]

aparine is a Greek name for cleavers and also an earlier name for the Galium genus. [See Galium aparine.]

Aphelandra [genus name] is derived from Greek aphelo- (plain, simple) and andro- (man) components. [See Aphelandra.]

apiculata means 'ending abruptly in a short and/or sharp point'. [See Luma apiculata.]

apifera is derived from Latin api- (bee) and -fer (bearing, carrying) components meaning 'bee-bearing' with reference to the flower's contended bee-like appearance that is said to attract drones. [See Ophrys apifera.]


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