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Satureja [genus name] is a Latin name for these plants.

The Roman natural historian, Pliny (23-79), refers to it as Satureia and it is said to have been so-called because it was believed to be associated with the satyrs. [See Satureja.]

Saururus [genus name] is derived from Greek sauro- (lizard) and oura (tail, tailed) components with reference to the shape of the flower-spike. [See Saururus.]

scabiosa is derived from Latin scabies (scab, mange, itch, rough). [See Centaurea scabiosa.]

scabra is Latin (rough, scabby) meaning 'rough or gritty'. [See Gentiana scabra, Richardia scabra.]

scandens is derived from Latin scandere (climbing) meaning 'climbing or twining'. [See Billardiera scandens, Celastrus scandens, Hibbertia scandens, Philodendron scandens forma micans, Philodendron scandens var. oxycardium, Psophocarpus scandens, Rhodotypos scandens, Ripogonum scandens.]

Scandix [genus name] is a Greek name for 'shepherd's needle' (Scandix pecten-veneris). [See Scandix.]

sceleratus is derived from Latin scelus (evil deed, crime) meaning 'poisonous, wicked or hurtful'. [See Ranunculus sceleratus.]

Schefflera [genus name] commemorates a German physician and botanist, Jacob Christoph Scheffler (1698-1742). [See Schefflera.]

schiedeana commemorates a German botanist, Christian Julius Wilhelm Schiede (1780-1836) also known as Guillermo, who collected plants in Mexico from 1828 until his death in 1836. [See Persea schiedeana.]

schilleriana commemorates a German, mid-19th Century orchid enthusiast, Consul Schiller (of Hamburg), who had a collection of orchids and first cultivated scarlet phalaenopsis (Phalaenopsis schilleriana) in 1860 successfully. [See Phalaenopsis schilleriana.]


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