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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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porosa is derived from Greek poros (passage, way, pore, opening) meaning 'bearing pores'. [See ... .]

porrifolius is derived from Latin porrum (leek) and -folia (leaved) components meaning 'with leek-like leaves'. [See Tragopogon porrifolius.]

porrum is Latin (leek) and it has been suggested that it is derived from Celtic pori (to eat). [See Allium ampeloprasum var. porrum.]

Portulaca [genus name] is derived for some authorities from Latin portula (little door, postern, little gate) with reference to the lidded opening of the capsular fruit, and for others it is an old Latin name for purslane (eg. Portulaca oleracea) from Latin porto (to carry, convey, bring, bear) and lactis (milk). [See Portulaca.]

Potamogeton [genus name] is derived from Greek potamo- (river) and -geiton (neighbour) components with reference to habitat. [See Potamogeton.]

Potentilla [genus name] is derived from Latin potens (power, might, ability) with reference to medicinal virtues of some species. [See Potentilla.]

Pouteria [genus name] is derived from a local South or Middle American Indian name for one of the species. [See Pouteria.]

praecox is Latin (very early, premature, ripe before time). [See Casearia praecox, Chimonanthus praecox.]

praelongus is Latin (very long). [See Potamogeton praelongus.]

pratense is derived from Latin pratum (meadow) meaning 'of or from meadows'. [See Equisetum pratense, Geranium pratense, Melampyrum pratense, Phleum pratense, Trifolium pratense.]


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