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polystachyon is derived from Greek poly- (many) and stachyo- (spike, ear of corn) components meaning 'with many spikes'. [See Pennisetum polystachyon.]

Polystichum [genus name] is derived from Greek poly- (many) and -stichos (rank, row) components with reference to the arrangement of the spores. [See Polystichum.]

Polytrichum [genus name] is derived from Greek poly- (many) and tricho- (hair) components meaning 'hairy'. [See Polytrichum.]

Pomaderris [genus name] is derived from Greek pomato- (cover, lid) and derris (leather-like covering, skin) components with reference to the membranous capsule covering. [See Pomaderris.]

Pometia [genus name] is derived from Latin pomus (fruit-tree) with reference to the edible fruit. [See Pometia.]

pomifera means 'apple-bearing' with reference to the similarity of the fruit to an apple (Malus). [See Maclura pomifera, Rosa pomifera.]

pompona is derived from Latin pompa (display, parade, ostentation) with reference to the large flowers. [See Vanilla pompona.]

Poncirus [genus name] is derived from poncire a French name for a kind of citron. [See Poncirus.]

ponderosa is Latin (heavy, weighty, significant) meaning 'heavy'. [See Pinus ponderosa.]

Pongamia [genus name] is derived from pongam, a Tamil name for the tree used particularly in Malabar on the south-western Indian coast. [See ... .]


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