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Dictamnus [genus name] is a classical Greek name, believed to be of Cretan origin, with reference to Mount Dikte in eastern Crete. [See Dictamnus.]

didyma means 'paired, twin or two-fold'. [See Monarda didyma.]

diffusa is Latin (spread out) meaning 'scattering loosely'. [See Turnera diffusa.]

digyna is derived from Greek di- (two, twice) and gyno- (female) components meaning 'with two ovaries'. [See Diospyros digyna, Oxyria digyna.]

dilatata is derived from Latin dilato (spread out, extend) meaning 'spread out, dilated, widened or expanded'. [See Dryopteris dilatata.]

dilatatum is derived from Latin dilato (spread out, extend) meaning 'spread out, dilated, widened or expanded'. [See Maianthemum dilatatum.]

Dimocarpus [genus name] is derived from Greek di- (two, twice) and carpo- (fruit) components with reference to the flower's female reproductive organs. [See Dimocarpus.]

Dimorphotheca [genus name] is derived from Greek di- (two, twice), -morpha (shape) and -theca (case) components with reference to the two different kinds of seeds produced by the species in this genus. [See Dimorphotheca.]

dioica refers to the male and female flowers growing on separate plants ie. dioecious. [See Antennaria dioica, Bryonia dioica, Gymnocladus dioica, Pimenta dioica, Silene dioica, Urtica dioica.]

dioicus refers to the male and female flowers growing on separate plants ie. dioecious. [See Aruncus dioicus.]


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