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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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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.]

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.]

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.]


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