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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.]

scabiosifolia is derived from the genus name Scabiosa and -folia (leaved) components meaning 'with leaves like those in that (scabious) genus'. [See Patrinia scabiosifolia.]

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.]

scheuchzeri commemorates a Swiss physician, natural historian and prolific writer, Johann Jakob Scheuchzer (1672-1733) who is considered by many authorities to be the founder of palaeobotany (authorities note especially his Herbarium diluvianum was still a definitive work at the end of the 1800s) and European palaeontology. He corresponded with peers on geology, geophysics, mathematics, medicine and natural sciences, and travelled extensively, particularly in Germany and Switzerland. Apparently his fossil collection begun in 1690 gave him wide standing with other scholars during his lifetime. He published a detailed map considered remarkable then of Swiss features eg. rivers and lakes, and this and his geological studies of the Swiss Alps must have contributed to his recognition there today in the names of two mountains, Scheuchzerhorn and Schechzerjoch. [See Phyteuma scheuchzeri.]


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