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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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Chimonanthus [genus name] is derived from Greek cheimo- (Winter) and antho- (flower) components. [See Chimonanthus.]

china means 'of or from China'. [See Smilax china.]

chinense means 'of or from China'. [See Lycium chinense.]

chinensis means 'of or from China'. [See Abelia chinensis; Actinidia chinensis; Brassica chinensis; Callistephus chinensis; Litchi chinensis; Pistacia chinensis; Simmondsia chinensis.]

Chionanthus [genus name] is derived from Greek chiono- (snow) and antho- (flower) components. [See Chionanthus.]

chlorantha is derived from Greek chloro- (green) and -antha (flowered) components. [See Platanthera chlorantha.]

Choisya [genus name] commemorates a Swiss botanist, Jacques Denis Choisy (1799-1859) who was professor of philosophy at Geneva and pasteur of the Church of Geneva. His published works included Mémoire sur la famille des Sélaginées (1823), Convolvulaceae orientales (1834) and Mémoire sur les familles des Ternstroemiacées et Camilliacées (1855).[See Choisya.]

Chondrodendron [genus name] is derived from Greek chondros (cartilage) and dendro- (tree) components. [See Chondrodendron.]

Chondrus [genus name] is derived from Greek chondros (cartilage) with reference to the rubbery texture of these seaweeds. [See Chondrus.]

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


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