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roseum means 'rose-like, rosy or rose-coloured'. [See Allium roseum.]

roseus means 'rose-like, rosy or rose-coloured'. [See Catharanthus roseus.]

Rosmarinus [genus name] is derived from Latin rori- (dew) and marini- (of the sea) components with reference to rosemary's liking for sites close to the sea (it can be seen as a dense covering on Spanish cliffs) and the dew-like appearance of its flowers when viewed from a distance, and is a Latin name for rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis). [See Rosmarinus.]

rostrata is Latin (beaked, curved). [See Carex rostrata.]

rostratum is Latin (beaked, curved). [See Solanum rostratum.]

rotunda is Latin (round, circular) meaning 'rounded'. [See Aristolochia rotunda.]

rotundifolia is Latin rotunda (round, circular) and -folia (leaved) components meaning 'rounded-leaved'. [See Campanula rotundifolia, Drosera rotundifolia, Malva rotundifolia, Pyrola rotundifolia, Smilax rotundifolia, Vitis rotundifolia.]

rotundus is Latin (round, circular) meaning 'rounded'. [See Cyperus rotundus.]

Roystonea [genus name] commemorates an American soldier and engineer, General Roy Stone (1836-1905), who served in the American Civil War and in the 1898 Spanish-Amnerican War. He is especially remembered for his part in the American Civil War when he commanded a brigade in the Union Army during the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863. He led raw troops who, on the first day, contributed significantly to holding off the Federal opposition and were among the last men to withdraw. Stone himself was severely wounded. When the War was over he was at the forefront of a movement to improve the road system in the Country and in 1893 headed the Office of Road Inquiry. [See Roystonea.]

rubens means 'red'. [See Picea rubens.]


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