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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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Gladiolus [genus name] is derived from Latin gladii (sword) with reference to the shape of the leaf. [See Gladiolus.]

glandulifera is derived from Latin glanduli- (gland) and -fer (bearing, carrying) components. [See Impatiens glandulifera.]

glauca is derived from Latin glaucus (bluish-grey, greenish-grey) meaning 'covered with a fine, powdery whitish coating'. [See Eremocitrus glauca, Nicotiana glauca, Oenothera fruticosa subsp. glauca, Picea glauca, Picea glauca var. albertiana, Rosa glauca, Sambucus glauca, Yucca glauca.]

glaucum is derived from Latin glaucus (bluish-grey, greenish-grey) meaning 'covered with a fine, powdery whitish coating'. [See Pennisetum glaucum.]

Gliricidia [genus name] is derived from Latin glis (dormouse) and caedo (kill, cut down, strike, beat) components with reference to madera's (Gliricidia sepium) rodent killing qualities.

Members of this family (Leguminosae) absorb nitrogen from the air. Through the bacterial nodules on their deep growing roots, they will introduce nitrogen to the soil (and aerate it), to the benefit of neighbouring plants and any following them in the same soil. [See Gliricidia.]

Globularia [genus name] is derived from Latin globosus (round, spherical) or globus (ball, globe, sphere) with reference to the flower heads. [See Globularia.]

globulifera is derived from Latin globosus (round, spherical) or globus (ball, globe, sphere) and -fer (bearing, carrying) meaning 'bearing round or globe-like clusters'. [See Pilularia globulifera.]

globulus, is derived from Latin globosus (round, spherical) or globus (ball, globe, sphere). [See Eucalyptus globulus.]

Gloriosa [genus name] is Latin (glory, glorious) with reference to the flowers.

Species in this genus are poisonous. [See Gloriosa.]

gloriosa is Latin (glory, glorious) meaning 'superb or glorious' with reference to ... . [See Yucca gloriosa.]


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