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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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revoluta means 'rolled back'. [See Cycas revoluta.]

Reynoutria [genus name] is said to commemorate a French naturalist, Monsieur Reynoutre, who lived in the 16th Century. [See ... .]

rhamnoides is made up of the genus name Rhamnus and Greek -oides (like) components meaning 'buckthorn-like'. [See Hippophae rhamnoides.]

Rhamnus [genus name] is a corruption for some authorities of a Greek name rhamnos used for various thorny shrubs while for others it is derived from Celtic ram (clump of branches). [See Rhamnus.]

rhaponticum is derived from the genus name Rhaponticum meaning 'like plants in that genus'. [See Rheum rhaponticum.]

Rhexia [genus name] is a name used by the Roman writer on natural history, Pliny the Elder (23-79) for a completely different plant. [See Rhexia.]

Rhinanthus [genus name] is derived from Greek rhino- (nose) and antho- (flower) components. [See Rhinanthus.]

Rhododendron [genus name] is derived from Greek rhodo- (rose) and dendro- (tree) components, and is actually a Greek name for oleander (Nerium oleander) transferred to this genus.

Rhododendrons feature in the national coat of arms of Nepal. [See Rhododendron.]

rhoeas is derived from Greek rhoia (pomegranate) with reference to a similar appearance in fruit and seed and is an old name for the common poppy (Papaver rhoeas). [See Papaver rhoeas.]

rhombifolia means 'with rhombic- or diamond-shaped leaves'. [See Alnus rhombifolia, Cissus rhombifolia.]


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