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bifolia is derived from Latin bi- (two) and -folia (leaved) components. [See Platanthera bifolia.]

bifurcatum is derived from Latin bi- (two) and furcati- (forked) components meaning 'forked into two' with reference to the ..... . [See Platycerium bifurcatum.]

biglobosa is derived from Latin bi- (two) and globosi- (round) components meaning 'two spheres'. [See Parkia biglobosa.]

Bignonia [genus name] commemorates Abbé Jean-Paul Bignon (1662-1743) after whom his patron, Joseph Pitton de Tournefort (1656-1708), named this genus. In 1693, two years after being ordained, he was made Abbot of Saint Quentin en L'Isle (a Benedictine order) and he also became the King's Confessor. The Sun King, Louis XIV (1638-1715) was ruling France and he appointed Bignon as Court Librarian in 1708 at the Bibliothèque du Roi (today the Bibliothèque Nationale de France) which at the time was the leading library in Europe and continues to be highly respected today. On taking up the appointment Bignon, like many of his predecessors not only developed the classification system further but also made efforts to acquire important European works and by the end of his tenure these additions increased the number of volumes to about 70,000. He also oversaw the Library's move to its present home in the Rue Richelieu. As far as is known he was the first to open the library to the public (for three hours each week). Bignon was a member of the French Academy (authorities say highly influential) and an honorary member of the Academy of Science. He wrote a work of fiction entitled The Adventures of Abdallah, the Son of Hanif. [See Bignonia.]

bignonioides is made up of the genus name Bignonia and Greek -oides (like) components meaning 'like plants in that genus'. [See Catalpa bignonioides.]

bijugatus is derived from Latin bi- (two) and jugi- (yoke, yoke-attachment, ridge) components meaning 'double-yoked or two pairs joined'. [See Melicoccus bijugatus.]

bilimbi is a local Bengali and Hindi name (adopted in both English and German) for a south-east Asian evergreen tree (Averrhoa bilimbi). [See Averrhoa bilimbi.]

biloba is derived from Latin lobi- (lobe) meaning ‘with two lobes’. [See Ginkgo biloba.]

binata is derived from Latin bina (two-fold, pair) with reference to the ..... . [See Drosera binata.]

bipinnatus is a botanical term for a leaf divided into many small segments, producing a feathery effect and sometimes looking like a mass of small individual leaves. [See Cosmos bipinnatus.]


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