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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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bistorta is derived from Latin bis (twice, in two) and torti- (twisted, turned) components with reference to the tortuous underground stem and roots and is an old Latin name. [See Polygonum bistorta.]

Bixa [genus name] is a corruption of a local South American name biche meaning 'tree'. [See Bixa.]

Blackstonia [genus name] commemorates an English botanist and apothecary, John Blackstone, who died in 1753. [See Blackstonia.]

blanco is Spanish (white). [See Aspidosperma quebracho-blanco.]

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.]


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