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stimulosus is derived from Latin stimulus (goad) meaning 'well provided with stings'. [See Cnidoscolus stimulosus.]

stolonifera means 'bearing rooting runners or creeping underground stems'. [See Saxifraga stolonifera.]

Stratiotes [genus name] is in the Hydrocharitaceae family and is derived from Greek stratiotes (soldier) with reference to a sword-like leaf shape. It is also a Greek name for water lettuce (Pistia stratiotes) in a completely different family (Araceae). [See Stratiotes.]

stratiotes is a Greek name for this species Pistia stratiotes (water lettuce). [See Pistia stratiotes.]

Strelitzia [genus name] commemorates a German patroness of the arts and amateur botanist, Queen Charlotte Sophia (1744-1818), who was a niece of the Duke of Mecklenbur-Strelitz and Consort of George III (1738-1820) of Britain. She had 15 children of which 13 survived to adulthood. She was much involved in the establishment of the botanical gardens at Kew and she extended Queen Charlotte's Cottage (given to her in 1761 as a single storey building upon her marriage to George III) which still stands in Kew grounds. [See Strelitzia.]

Streptopus [genus name] is derived from Greek strepto- (twisted) and pous (little foot) components with reference to the twisted flower stalks. [See Streptopus.]

striatum means 'striped'. [See Sisyrinchium striatum.]

stricta means 'erect or upright'. [See Minuartia stricta, Nardus stricta, Rhazya stricta.]

strictus means 'erect or upright'. [See Dendrocalamus strictus.]

strigosa means 'with stiff bristles'. [See Parapholis strigosa.]


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