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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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Aechmea [genus name] is derived from Greek aechmo or aichmo (point) with reference to the stiff points on parts of the flower-spike. [See Aechmea.]

Aegle [genus name] is named for one of the nature spirits, the nymphs or naiads of Greek mythology and was the name given specifically to the fruit of bael (Aegle marmelos). [See Aegle.]

Aegopodium [genus name] is made up of Greek aix (goat) and podion (little foot) components with reference specifically to ground-elder (Aegopodium podagraria). [See Aegopodium.]

aegyptiaca means 'of or from Egypt'. [See Balanites aegyptiaca.]

aequalis is derived from Latin aequi- (equal) with reference to ... . [See Alopecurus aequalis.]

Aeschynomene [genus name] is derived from Greek aischunomenos (to shame) with reference to the sensitivity to touch displayed by the leaves of some of the species.

Members of this family (Leguminosae) absorb 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 Aeschynomene.]

aethiopica means 'of or from Africa'. [See Zantedeschia aethiopica.]

Aethusa [genus name] is derived from Greek aetho (to burn) with reference to its pungent qualities. [See Aethusa.]

affine is derived from Latin adfinis (related, connected with) meaning 'related to, allied to or similar to'. [See Exacum affine.]

affinis is derived from Latin adfinis (related, connected with) meaning 'related to, allied to or similar to'. [See Persicaria affinis.]


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