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Rhaphiolepis [genus name] is derived from Greek rhapis (needle) and lepis (a scale) components with reference to the very narrow awl-shaped bracts. [See Rhaphiolepis.]

Rhaphithamnus [genus name] is derived from Greek rhapis (needle) and thamnos (shrub) components with reference to its spiny qualities. [See Rhaphithamnus.]

Rhapidophyllum [genus name] is derived from Greek rhapis (needle) and phyllo- (leaf) components with reference to the needle-like structures hanging from the leaf sheaths. [See Rhapidophyllum.]

Rhapis [genus name] is Greek rhapis (rod, needle) with reference to the needle-like leaf segments. [See Rhapis.]

Rhazya [genus name] honours an Arabian physician known in Europe as Rhazes, Abu Bakr Mohamad ibn Zakariya al-Razi (c. 865-925). Highly respected by his peers both in the Islamic empire and in Europe, he had also studied philosophy, alchemy and music, and is understood to have been a disciple of Hippocrates, Socrates and Plato. Many of his works were translated into several languages and some became standard texts for students from both the Islamic and European disciplines. He was physician to the royal court, and head not only of a hospital in Baghdad but also one in the City of Rayy (the city where he was born and eventually died). [See Rhazya.]

Rhinerrhiza [genus name] is derived from Greek rhinein (rasp, file) and rhiza (root) with reference to the rough roots. [See Rhinerrhiza.]

Rhipsalis [genus name] is derived from Greek rhips (wickerwork, plaited rushwork, matting) with reference to the entangling pliant branches. [See Rhipsalis.]

Rhizanthella [genus name] is derived from Greek rhizo (root) with reference to its underground habit. [See Rhizanthella.]

Rhodosphaera [genus name] is derived from Greek rhodo- (rose) and sphaero- (ball) with reference to the fruit. [See Rhodosphaera.]

rhodanthema is derived from Greek rhodo- (rose) and anthos (flower) with reference to ..... . [See Rhodosphaera rhodanthema.]


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