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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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Callitriche [genus name] is made up of Greek calli- (beautiful, charming, lovely) and trix or tricho- (hair) components. [See Callitriche.]

Callitris [genus name] is made up of Greek calli- (beautiful, charming, lovely) and trei- (three) components with reference to the three-fold arrangement of both leaves and cone-scales. [See Callitris.]

Calluna [genus name] is derived from Greek kalluno (to cleanse, sweep or adorn) with reference to the plant's use for making brooms. [See Calluna.]

Calocedrus [genus name] is made up of Greek calli- (beautiful, charming, lovely) and kedros (cedar) components. [See Calocedrus.]

Calopogon [genus name] is derived from Greek calli- (beautiful, charming, lovely) and pogon- (beard) components with reference to the fringed lip of the flower. [See Calopogon.]

Calotropis [genus name] is made up of Greek calli- (beautiful, charming, lovely) and tropi- (keel) components. [See Calotropis.]

calpodendron is derived from Greek calpi- (bucket, urn, pitcher, ewer) and dendro- (tree) components with reference to the urn-shaped fruit. [See Crataegus calpodendron.]

Caltha [genus name] is derived for some authorities from Greek calatho- (goblet, basket) with reference to the shape of the flower and for others from a Latin name for a yellow-flowered plant which may have been marsh-marigold (Caltha palustris). [See Caltha.]

Calycanthus [genus name] is made up of Greek calyco- (flower cup, the outer covering of the flower) and antho- (flower) components with reference to the similar colour of the sepals and petals. [See Calycanthus.]

calyculata is derived from Greek kalux (husk, covering) with reference to the outer part of the base of the flower. [See Chamaedaphne calyculata.]


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