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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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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.]

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

Stachys [genus name] is Greek (ear of corn, spike) with reference to the flower formation. [See Stachys.]

stans means 'erect or upright'. [See Tecoma stans.]

Stapelia [genus name] commemorates a Dutch physician and botanist, Johannes Bodaeus van Stapel (died in 1630s), who edited a major work on plants by the Greek philosopher Theophrastus (c.372-c.287 BC). [See Stapelia.]

Stellaria [genus name] is derived from Latin stella (star) with reference to the shape of the open flowers. [See Stellaria.]

Sternbergia [genus name] commemorates an Austrian theologian and palaeobotanist, Count Kaspar Maria von Sternberg (1761-1838), who was a founder of the Bohemian National Museum (now the National Museum, Prague) and its President from 1822-1838. He corresponded with the German poet, dramatist and scientist, Johann Wolfgang Goethe (1749-1832) and his published works include Versuch einer geognostisch-botanischen Darstellung der Flora der Vorwelt (1825-1838). [See Sternbergia.]


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