at plantlives.com  
  

Company Logo
 

News

OUT NOW
1st formal Edition of the CD of Plant Biographies (or Plant's Eye View of the Planet and Man). About 1000 extra pages which include a dramatic expansion of R genera plus other additions and changes.

 

Browse the Botanical Definitions

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..

To browse the definitions please click on one of the buttons below to see the section under that letter. In some cases there may be no words under a particular letter.

 

A B C D E F G H I J K L M
N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

There are 124 records that match.

 

Definitions
betulina is derived from the genus name Betula meaning 'birch-like'. [See Agathosma betulina.]

betulinus is derived from the genus name Betula meaning 'birch-like'. [See Polyporus betulinus.]

betuloides is made up of the genus name Betula and Greek -oides (like) components meaning 'birch-like'. [See Cercocarpus betuloides.]

bicolor is derived from Latin bi- (two) and -color (colour) components. [See Parkia bicolor, Quercus bicolor, Sorghum bicolor.]

bicorne is derived from Latin bi- (two) and corni- (horn) components meaning 'two horned or with horn-like spurs'. [See Taraxacum bicorne.]

Bidens [genus name] is made up of Latin bis (twice, in two) and dens (tooth) components with reference to the two-fanged fruit (seeds). [See Bidens.]

bidentata is derived from Latin bi- (two) and denti- (tooth) components. [See Manilkara bidentata.]

bidwillii commemorates an English botanist, plant collector and explorer, John Carne Bidwill (1815-1853) who explored New Zealand and Tahiti and settled in Australia. For a few months in 1847 he was both Director of the Sydney Botanic Garden and Government botanist but bureaucratic bungling in the Colonial Office is said to have led to the appointment of his successor in January 1848. From 1848 to 1853 he was Commissioner of Crown Lands at Wide Bay (north of Brisbane, Queensland) during which time he also began planting a botanic garden at Tinana which does not exist today. Most of his plants were transferred to Sydney when he died. The majority of the plants he collected in New Zealand were sent to England (especially the Botanic Garden at Kew) and among his correspondence were letters to Sir William Hooker (1785-1865) the first Director there. In 1841 his Rambles in New Zealand was published in London and they were reprinted in New Zealand in 1952. [See Araucaria bidwillii, Libocedrus bidwillii.]

bienne means 'biennial'. [See Linum bienne.]

biennis means 'biennial'. [See Artemisia biennis, Oenothera biennis.]


Previous Page 5 of 13 Next

 
 

ALL material is subject to Copyright.
Text © 1991-2013 Sue Eland
(See Terms and Conditions under Contact and About Us.)
Site by Bath IT