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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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Setaria [genus name] is derived from Latin saeta (bristle, stiff hair) with reference to the bristly spikelets. [See Setaria.]

setiferum is derived from Latin saeta (bristle, stiff hair) and -fer (bearing, carrying) components means 'bearing bristles'. [See Polystichum setiferum.]

setigera is derived from Latin saeta (bristle, stiff hair) meaning 'bristly'. [See Rosa setigera.]

sexangulare is derived from Latin sex (six) and anguli- (angle, corner) components meaning 'with six angles'. [See Sedum sexangulare.]

shallon is derived from a western North American Indian Chinook name kikwu-salu. [See Gaultheria shallon.]

Shepherdia [genus name] commemorates an English botanist, John Shepherd (1764-1836), who from 1802-1836 was the first curator of Liverpool Botanic Garden. He published A catalogue of plants in the Botanic Garden, at Liverpool (1808). [See Shepherdia.]

Sherardia [genus name] commemorates an English botanist, William Sherard (1659-1728). From 1703-1716 he was British Consul at Smyrna (today's Izmir in Turkey although then under the rule of the Ottoman Empire). He returned home a wealthy man which enabled him not only to endow Oxford University's Chair of Botany but also extend his patronage individually to quite a few of his peers. Upon his death he bequeathed his library and herbarium to Oxford. He was responsible for much background work eg. edting, plant cataloguing, for several botanical works published by other botanists. Sherard was a Fellow of The Royal Society. [See Sherardia.]

Silene [genus name] is derived from Greek sialon (saliva) with reference to the gummy substance that exudes on the stems and repels insects, and was originally a Greek name for another plant. [See Silene.]

sibirica means 'of or from Siberia'. [See Claytonia sibirica.]

siceraria is derived from Latin sicera (intoxicating drink). [See Lagenaria siceraria.]


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