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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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Plecostachys [genus name] is derived from Greek pleco- (plaited, woven or twisted) and stachyo- (spike, ear of corn) components with reference to the flower arrangement. [See Plecostachys.]

Plectranthus [genus name] is derived from Greek plectro- (spur, quill, goad, strike, sting) and antho- (flower) components with reference to the spurred flowers. [See Plectranthus.]

Pleioblastus [genus name] is derived from Greek pleio- (more) and -blastos (bud, shoot) components with reference to the several buds that appear at the stem joints. [See Pleioblastus.]

Pleiogynium [genus name] is derived from Greek pleio- (more) and gyno- (female).components with reference to the many female flower parts. [See Pleiogynium.]

Pleurophyllum [genus name] is derived from Greek pleuro- (rib, side) and phyllo- (leaf) components meaning 'ribbed-leaved'. [See Pleurophyllum.]

plicata is derived from Latin plico (to fold, fold together) meaning 'folded or pleated'. [See Thuja plicata.]

plicatum is derived from Latin plico (to fold, fold together) meaning 'folded or pleated'. [See Viburnum plicatum.]

plumarius means 'feathered, frilled or plumed'. [See Dianthus plumarius.]

plumbaginoides is made up of the genus name Plumbago and Greek -oides (like) components meaning 'like plants in the Plumbago genus'. [See Ceratostigma plumbaginoides.]

Plumbago [genus name] is derived from Latin plumbi (lead) with reference to a past belief that some species were an antidote for lead poisoning. [See Plumbago.]


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