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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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doltsopa is a corruption of a Tibetan name for champaca (Magnolia doltsopa). [See Magnolia doltsopa.]

domesticum is derived from Latin domesticus (belonging to the house, domestic) meaning 'cultivated, or domesticated'. [See Lansium domesticum, Pelargonium x domesticum.]

Dorema [genus name] is derived from Greek doro- (gift) with reference to the resin obtained from one of the species ie. gum ammoniacum (Dorema ammoniacum). [See Dorema.]

Dorstenia [genus name] commemorates a German botanist and physician, Theodor Dorsten (1492-1552) who was a professor of medicine at Marburg. [See Dorstenia.]

Dovyalis [genus name] is of obscure derivation. [See Dovyalis.]

draba means 'like plants in the Draba genus'. [See Lepidium draba.]

draco is derived from Greek draconto- (dragon). [See Daemonorops draco, Dracaena draco.]

dracunculoides is made up of the species name dracunculus and Greek -oides (like) components meaning 'like tarragon (Artemisia dracunculus)'. [See Artemisia dracunculoides.]

dracunculus is the diminutive derived from Greek draconto- (dragon) meaning 'little dragon' which was a herbalist's description of a coiled snake-like root. [See Artemisia dracunculus.]

Drimia [genus name] is derived from Greek drimy- (acrid, pungent, sharp). [See Drimia.]


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