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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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Brosimum [genus name] is derived from Greek brosimo (edible). [See Brosimum.]

brunnescens means 'brown'. [See Epilobium brunnescens.]

bubalina means ‘buff’ (like an African gazelle). . [See Burchellia bubalina.]

Buchloe [genus name] is made up of Greek bou- (cow, ox) and -chloe (grass) components. [See Buchloe.]

bulbifera is derived from Latin bulbi- (bulb) and -fer (bearing, carrying) components meaning 'producing small bulbs'. [See Cardamine bulbifera, Dioscorea bulbifera.]

bulbispermum is derived from Latin bulbi- (bulb) and Greek -sperma (seed, seeded) components meaning 'with bulbous seeds'. [See Crinum bulbispermum.]

bulbosus means 'bulbous or swollen'. [See Alopecurus bulbosus, Ranunculus bulbosus.]

bullata is derived from Latin bulla (round swelling) usually with reference to leaf texture. [See Helonias bullata.]

bungei commemorates a German-Russian (some say Ukrainian) botanist and mineralogist, Alexander von Bunge (1803-1890) who was a professor of botany and a director of mineralogy at Tartu University in Estonia. He made expeditions to Siberia, the Altai mountains and other parts of Asia. His many published works included Enumeratio plantarum, quas in China boreali collegit (1831-1833), Generis Astragali (1868-1869) and Pflanzen-geographische Betrachtungen uber die Familie der Chenopodiaceen (1880). [See Clerodendrum bungei.]

Bupleurum [genus name] is made up of Greek bou- (cow, ox) and pleuro- (rib, side) components meaning 'ox-rib', which authorities note was a name applied to a plant of another genus. [See Bupleurum.]


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