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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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blanda means 'neither strong nor bitter but enchanting, pleasing or mild'. [See Anemone blanda, Rosa blanda.]

blattaria is derived from Latin blatta (cockroach) with reference to the species' repellent qualities. [See Verbascum blattaria.]

Blechnum [genus name] is derived from Greek blechnon (fern). [See Blechnum.]

blitum is derived from a Greek name for wild amaranth (Amaranthus blitum), bliton. [See Amaranthus blitum.]

blossfeldiana commemorates a German nurseryman from Potsdam, Robert Blossfeld (c.1920-1940). [See Kalanchoe blossfeldiana.]

Boehmeria [genus name] commemorates a German physician and botanist, George Rudolf Boehmer (1723-1803), who was a professor of botany and anatomy at Wittenberg. [See Boehmeria.]

bohemica means 'of or from Bohemia (once western Czechoslovakia now part of the Czech Republic)'. [See Gagea bohemica.]

bokariensis means 'of or from Bukhara (once Bokhara), the fifth-largest city in Uzbekistan'. [See Prunus bokariensis.]

boldus is a corruption of a local Chilean name boldu. [See Peumus boldus.]

Bombax [genus name] is a corruption of Greek bombyx (silk) with reference to the fluffy silky hairs inside the capsular fruit. [See Bombax.]


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