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ovalifolium is derived from Latin ovatus (oval) and -folia (leaved) components meaning 'oval leaved'. [See Ligustrum ovalifolium.]

ovata is derived from Latin ovum (egg) meaning 'egg-shaped'. [See Carya ovata, Monsonia ovata, Plantago ovata.]

ovatum is derived from Latin ovum (egg) meaning 'egg-shaped'. [See Canarium ovatum.]

Oxalis [genus name] is derived from Greek oxys- (acid, sharp, sour) with reference to the leaves' sharp acidic taste and is a Greek name for sorrel. [See Oxalis.]

oxycedrus is derived from Greek oxy- (sharp, acute) and the genus name Cedrus components meaning 'pointed cedar'. [See Juniperus oxycedrus.]

Oxydendrum [genus name] is derived from Greek oxys- (acid, sharp, sour) and dendro- (tree) components with reference to the bitter-tasting foliage. [See Oxydendrum.]

Oxyria [genus name] is derived from Greek oxy- (sharp, acute) with reference to the acid-tasting sap in the leaves. [See Oxyria.]

oxyspermum is derived from Greek oxy- (sharp, acute) and -sperma (seed, seeded) components meaning 'with sharp seeds'. [See Polygonum oxyspermum subsp. raii.]

Oxytropis [genus name] is derived from Greek oxy- (sharp, acute) and tropi- (keel) components with reference to the tip of the two lowest petals.

Members of this family (Leguminosae) absorb nitrogen from the air. Through the bacterial nodules on their deep growing roots they will introduce nitrogen to the soil (and aerate it) to the benefit of neighbouring plants and any following them in the same soil. [See Oxytropis.]

Ozothamnus [genus name] is derived from Greek words ozo- (stinking, smell) and thamno- (shrub) components. [See Ozothamnus.]


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