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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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spinosum is Latin (thorn, spine) meaning 'spiny'. [See Xanthium spinosum.]

spinosus is Latin (thorn, spine) meaning 'spiny'. [See Acanthus spinosus, Rhaphithamnus spinosus.]

spiralis means 'spiral or spiralled'. [See Spiranthes spiralis.]

splendens is derived from Latin splendeo (to glitter, shine, be bright) meaning 'splendid'. [See Salvia splendens.]

Spondias [genus name] is a Greek name for this tropical fruit. [See Spondias.]

Sprekelia [genus name] commemorates a Hamburg lawyer, Johann Heinrich von Sprekelsen (1691-1764), whose garden and botanical library were visited by the Swedish naturalist and physician Carolus Linnaeus (1707-1778) in 1735. [See Sprekelia.]

spuria means 'false'. [See Kickxia spuria.]

squamosa is Latin (covered with scales, scaly). [See Annona squamosa.]

squarrosa means 'with parts spreading horizontally or curved backwards at the ends'. [See Aphelandra squarrosa, Grindelia squarrosa, Navarretia squarrosa.]

squarrulosa means 'with many small scales'. [See Liatris squarrulosa.]


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