at plantlives.com  
  

Company Logo
 

News

OUT NOW
1st formal Edition of the CD of Plant Biographies (or Plant's Eye View of the Planet and Man). About 1000 extra pages which include a dramatic expansion of R genera plus other additions and changes.

 

Browse the Botanical Definitions

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..

To browse the definitions please click on one of the buttons below to see the section under that letter. In some cases there may be no words under a particular letter.

 

A B C D E F G H I J K L M
N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

There are 296 records that match.

 

Definitions
Podocarpus [genus name] is derived from Greek podo- (foot) and carpo- (fruit) components with reference to the fleshy stalks bearing the fruit. [See Podocarpus.]

Podophyllum [genus name] is derived from Greek podo- (foot) and phyllo- (leaf)' components with reference to the shape of the leaf of the American mandrake (Podophyllum peltatum). [See Podophyllum.]

poeticus means 'of poets'. [See Narcissus poeticus.]

Pogonia [genus name] is derived from Greek pogon- (beard) with reference to the fringed lip of the petal seen in most species. [See Pogonia.]

Pogostemon [genus name] is derived from Greek pogon- (beard) and stemon (stamen) components.

There are 40 species of Pogostemon and today several provide a source for patchouli oil (although authorities note that consistent quality of oil cannot be assured). [See Pogostemon.]

polita is Latin (finished, polished, smooth) meaning 'elegant, neat, or polished'. [See Picea polita.]

polyantha is derived from Greek poly- (many) and -antha (flowered) components. [See Primula x polyantha.]

Polycarpon [genus name] is derived from Greek poly- (many) and carpo- (fruit) components. [See Polycarpon.]

polycephalum is derived from Greek poly- (many) and cephalo- (head) components meaning 'many headed'. [See Gnaphalium polycephalum.]

Polygala [genus name] is a corruption of a Greek name polygalon derived from Greek poly- (much) and galacto- (milk) components and is a Latin name. This is a reference to the volume of secreted sap in these species and past belief that its presence in pasture would increase the milk yield of the cattle consuming it. [See Polygala.]


Previous Page 18 of 30 Next

 
 

ALL material is subject to Copyright.
Text © 1991-2013 Sue Eland
(See Terms and Conditions under Contact and About Us.)
Site by Bath IT