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Strophanthus [genus name] is derived from Greek stropho- (ridge, twisted) and antho- (flower) components with reference to the long twisted petals. [See Strophanthus.]

strumarium means 'with cushion-like swellings'. [See Xanthium strumarium.]

struthiopteris is derived from Greek strutho- (ostrich) and pteri- (fern, feather) components with reference to the appearance of the fronds. [See Matteuccia struthiopteris.]

struthium is derived from Greek struthion (little sparrow) usually with reference to beaked seed. [See Gypsophila struthium.]

Strychnos [genus name] is an ancient Greek name for several poisonous plants and many of the species in this genus are poisonous. [See Strychnos.]

Stylophorum [genus name] is derived from Greek stylo- (pillar, pole) and -phoros (bearing, carrying) components with reference to the long columnar appearance of the style, part of the female reproductive organ. [See Stylophorum.]

styraciflua means 'flowing with gum'. [See Liquidambar styraciflua.]

Styrax [genus name] is derived from a Semitic name for some of these species and is a Greek name for storax (Styrax officinalis). [See Styrax.]

Suaeda [genus name] is derived from an Arabian name for one or more of the species. [See Suaeda.]

suaveolens is Latin (fragrant, sweet-smelling) meaning 'sweet-scented'. [See Brugmansia suaveolens, Erythrophleum suaveolens, Mentha suaveolens, Mentha suaveolens 'Variegata'.]


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