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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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suecica means 'of or from Sweden'. [See Cornus suecica, Silene suecica.]

superba is Latin (haughty, exalted, proud) meaning 'superb, splendid, brilliant or magnificent'. [See Gloriosa superba, Gustavia superba.]

superbum is Latin (haughty, exalted, proud) meaning 'superb, splendid, brilliant or magnificent'. [See Lilium superbum.]

suspensa is derived from Latin suspendo (to hang up) meaning 'hanging'. [See Forsythia suspensa.]

Swertia [genus name] commemorates a Dutch florist, author and artist, Emmanuel Sweert (1552-1612), who was prefect of the Prague gardens of Rudolph II. He published his Florilegium (1612-1614) and it is still sought after today. At the time however it served as a catalogue of plants from his gardens that were being offered for sale at fairs in Frankfurt and Amsterdam. [See Swertia.]

Swietenia [genus name] commemorates a Dutch-born Austrian botanist and physician, Gerard van Swieten (1700-1772), who moved to Vienna in 1745 and became physician to the Holy Roman Empress Maria Theresa (1717-1780). He also made reforms in medical education in Vienna and in the Austrian health system, and established a botanical garden, a chemical laboratory and the first Viennese medical school. His published works include Commentaria. [See Swietenia.]

sycomorus is derived from Greek sykea (fig) and moron (black mulberry) components. [See Ficus sycomorus.]

sylvatica means 'wild, of or from woods or forests'. [See Fagus sylvatica, Myosotis sylvatica, Nyssa sylvatica, Pedicularis sylvatica, Stachys sylvatica, Stillingia sylvatica.]

sylvaticus means 'wild, of or from woods or forests'. [See Senecio sylvaticus.]

sylvestris means 'wild, of or from woods or forests'. [See Angelica sylvestris, Anthriscus sylvestris, Malva sylvestris, Phoenix sylvestris, Pinus sylvestris, Rorippa sylvestris.]


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