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 71 records that match.

 

Definitions
Orobanche [genus name] is derived from Greek orobos (a kind of vetch) and -anche (strangle) components with reference to the plants' parasitic nature.

The different species thrive on the roots of various plants. [See Orobanche.]

orontium is for some authorities a medieval name for snapdragon (Antirrhinum majus). [See Misopates orontium.]

Orthilia [genus name] is derived from a Greek word meaning 'straight spiral' with reference to the one-sided arrangement of the flowers. [See Orthilia.]

Orthocarpus [genus name] is derived from Greek ortho- (straight, upright) and carpo- (fruit) components with reference to the upright fruit pods. [See Orthocarpus.]

Osmanthus [genus name] is derived from Greek -osme (smell, fragrance) and antho- (flower) components with reference to the flowers' fragrance. [See Osmanthus.]

Osmorhiza [genus name] is derived from Greek -osme (smell, fragrance) and rhizo- (root) components. [See Osmorhiza.]

ossifragum is derived from Latin ossis (bone) and frango (brittle, breakable, crumbly, loose) components meaning 'bone-breaking' with reference to a past belief that bog asphodel (Narthecium ossifragum) was responsible for the brittle bones of cattle (or other animals) that ate it. [See Narthecium ossifragum.]

Osteospermum [genus name] is derived from Greek osteo- (bone) and -sperma (seed, seeded) components. [See Osteospermum.]

ostruthium is derived from Latin struthiocamelus (ostrich) with reference to the feathery foliage. [See Peucedanum ostruthium.]

Otanthus [genus name] is derived from Greek oto- (ear) and antho- (flower) components. [See Otanthus.]


Previous Page 6 of 8 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