List of Epithets

Specific epithets their meaning and number of taxon (synonym) entries

Epithet

Meaning

Entries

babingtonii in honor of Charles Cardale Babington (1808- 1895), English botanist and archaeologist 0 (1)
babylonica of Babylonia origin (Babylonia was a state in Lower Mesopotamia (Iraq), with Babylon as its capital) 1 (0)
baccata of the form of a berry 2 (2)
baccifera berry-bearing 0 (1)
bahiana from Bahia, Brazil 0 (1)
bahianus from Bahia, Brazil 1 (0)
bahiensis from Bahia, Brazil 1 (3)
bahobab 0 (1)
baillonii in honor of Henri Ernest Baillon (1827-1895), French botanist and physician 1 (3)
bainesii in honor of John Thomas Baines (1820-1875), English artist and explorer of British colonial southern Africa and Australia 0 (1)
bakeri 0 (1)
bakeriana 0 (1)
balansae in honor of Benedict Balansa (1825-1891), french botanist and explorer 1 (3)
baldense 0 (1)
baldschuanica from Baldschuan, in eastern Bokhara, Uzbekistan 1 (0)
baldschuanicum from Baldschuan, in eastern Bokhara, Uzbekistan 0 (1)
balearica 0 (1)
ballia 0 (1)
ballotifolia horehound (Ballota)-leaved 1 (0)
balotta 0 (1)
balsamita an old generic name for alecost (Tanacetum balsamita) 1 (0)
balsamona 0 (1)
bammia 0 (1)
bampsiana 0 (1)
banatica 0 (1)
bancana of or from the island of Pulau Banca, Sumatra, Indonesia 1 (0)
bandhuca 0 (2)
bangwensis from Bangwe, village in the Northwest province of Cameroon 1 (0)
banisteri in honor of Reverend John Baptist Banister (1650–92), English botanist in Virginia, USA 0 (1)
baobab 0 (1)
barbadensis of or from Barbados 0 (1)
barbarea 0 (1)
barbata bearded, having tufts of long weak hairs 4 (2)
barbatum bearded, having tufts of long weak hairs 0 (2)
barbatus 1 (0)
barbosiana in honor of JoĂŁo Barbosa Rodrigues (1842-1909), Brazilian botanist and engineer 0 (1)
barnadesii in honor of Miguel Barnadez Mainader (1708 - 1771), spanish botanist, naturalist and physician 1 (0)
barnardii in honor of B.H.F. Bernard (fl. 1915), British Conservator of Forests in Singapore or William George Barnard (1907-1980), South African veterinarian and plant collector 0 (1)
barrelieri in honor of Jacques Barrelier (1606–1675), French botanist 0 (3)
barteri in honor of Charles Barter (died 1859), a British gardener and botanist who trained at Kew Gardens in London from 1849 to 1851 1 (0)
bartlingiana in honor of Friedrich Gottlieb Theophil Bartling (1798-1875), German botanist, professor and director of the botanical garden at Göttingen 0 (2)
bartramia in honor of John Bartram (1699-1777), American botanist, horticulturalist and explorer 1 (0)
baruensis from the island or peninsula of Baru, Cartagena, Colombia 1 (0)
basilei 0 (1)
basilicum Basil 1 (0)
baueriana in honor of Ferdinand Lukas Bauer (1760-1826), Austrian botanical artist 0 (1)
beccabunga 1 (0)
bedfordiana in honor of John Russell, 6th Duke of Bedford (1766-1839), British politician and patron of botany 0 (1)
bedinghausii in honor of H. J. Bendinghaus (fl. 1860s), Belgian horticulturist in whose garden the taxon was discovered 1 (0)
belgica from Belgium 0 (1)
belladonna 'beautiful lady' - meaning ambiguous 2 (0)
bellidifolium leaves like the genus Bellis 1 (0)
bellidiformis like the genus Bellis 1 (0)
bemandry 1 (0)
benaczkiy 0 (1)
benghalensis of or from Bengal, historical and geographical region covering Bangladesh and the state of West Bengal in India 2 (1)
beniczkyi 0 (1)
beniniense from Benin 1 (0)
benitzkii 0 (1)
benjamina from an Indian vernacular name, ben-yan, for F. benjamina 1 (0)
benthamii in honor of George Bentham (1800–1884), English botanist 0 (1)
benyetzkyi 0 (1)
bequaertii 0 (1)
bergii 0 (1)
berhana 0 (1)
berteroana in honor of Carlo Giuseppe Luigi Bertero (1789-1831), Italian physician, botanist and plant collector 0 (1)
berteroanus in honor of Carlo Giuseppe Luigi Bertero (1789-1831), Italian physician, botanist and plant collector 0 (1)
berteroi in honor of Carlo Giuseppe Luigi Bertero (1789-1831), Italian physician, botanist and plant collector 0 (1)
betacea beet like 0 (2)
betaceum beet like 1 (0)
betulus birch-like 1 (0)
biceps double-headed 0 (2)
bicolor two colored 2 (5)
bicornis 0 (1)
biennis 'biennial' - two years 2 (3)
bifera 0 (1)
bifida divided, split into two parts 0 (1)
biflora two-flowered 0 (4)
biflorum two-flowered 0 (1)
bifolia two-leafed 0 (4)
bifoliolata two-leafed 0 (2)
bifolium two-leafed 1 (1)
biglandulosum 0 (1)
biglobosa 1 (2)
biglumis 0 (3)
bignonioides trumpet-flower, Bignonia, like 1 (0)
biloba divided into two lobes (of anther and leaves) 1 (1)
bingator 0 (1)
biondii in honor of Antonio Biondi (1848-1929), Italian plant collector 1 (0)
bipollicaris 0 (1)
birmanica from Burma (Myanmar) 0 (1)
biserrata from Latin bi, twice and serratus, saw-like or serrated; ie. doubly serrated, referring to the leaves 1 (0)
bistorta double-twisted, turned 1 (0)
bituminosa with a bituminous, asphalt smell 1 (0)
blanchetii in honor of Jacques Samuel Blanchet (1807–1875), Swiss botanist 1 (0)
blanda bland, charming, pleasing, alluring, not harsh 1 (1)
blepharodon 0 (1)
blumei in honor of Karl Ludwig Blume (1796-1862), German born Dutch botanist who travelled and worked in Java 0 (1)
bodinieri in honor of French botanist and missonary Emile Marie Bodinier (1842-1901) working in China 1 (1)
boehmeriifolium leaves resemble those of Boehmeria 1 (0)
boerhaaviifolium 0 (1)
bogotensis from Bogotá, Colombia 1 (0)
bohea 0 (1)
boissieri in honor of Pierre Edmond Boissier (1810-1885), Swiss botanist, explorer and mathematician 1 (1)
bojeri 1 (2)
boliviana from Bolivia 0 (2)
bolivianus from Bolivia 0 (1)
boliviensis from Bolivia 0 (1)
bolleanum in honor of Carl August Bolle (1821-1909), German naturalist and plant collector 0 (1)
bonariensis of or from Buenos Aires, Argentina 1 (0)
bonplandiana in honor of Aimé J. A. Bonpland (1773–1858), physician and authority on the flora of Tropical America 0 (1)
bonplandianus in honor of Aimé Jacques Alexandre Bonpland (1773–1858), French explorer, botanist , and authority on the flora of Tropical America 0 (1)
bonplandii 0 (1)
boothii 0 (1)
boraeanum 0 (1)
borbonicum 0 (1)
bordenii in honor of Thomas Eugene Borden (1875-1953), US American botanist 0 (1)
boreale northern 0 (2)
borealis 0 (2)
borneensis from or of Borneo 0 (1)
borysthenicum 0 (1)
boscianum 0 (1)
boucheanum in honor of Carl David Bouché (1809-1881), German botanist, served as Inspector (technical director) of the Royal Botanic Garden in Berlin 0 (1)
bourbonica from RĂ©union Island (Ile de Bourbon), Indian Ocean 0 (1)
bourgaeana in honor of Eugene Bourgeau (1813-1877), French botanical collector 1 (0)
bourgaei in honor of Eugène Bourgeau (1813–1877), French botanist 0 (1)
brachiariaeforme 0 (1)
brachiariaeformis 0 (1)
brachyantha 0 (1)
brachycarpa short fruit 0 (1)
brachycarpum short fruit 0 (2)
brachyodon short-toothed 0 (1)
brachypetala having short petals 1 (0)
brachypoda short-footed, having a short pedicel 1 (0)
brachyrhynchus 0 (1)
brachystachya short spikes 1 (0)
bracteata having prominent bracts 1 (7)
bracteatum having prominent bracts 2 (4)
bracteatus having prominent bracts 1 (2)
bracteolata having prominent bracts 1 (0)
bracteosa having prominent bracts 0 (1)
brandegeana in honor of Townshend Stith Brandegee (1843-1925), US botanist, Civil Engineer, and surveyor 1 (0)
brasila 0 (1)
brasiliana of Brazilian origin 2 (0)
brasilianum of Brazilian origin 1 (1)
brasiliense of Brazilian origin 1 (0)
brasiliensis of Brazilian origin 2 (7)
braunii 0 (1)
bravoana in honor of Dr. Helia Bravo Hollis (1901-2001), Mexican well-known cactus specialist 1 (0)
brevibracteata having short bracts 0 (2)
brevifolia short-leaved 1 (1)
brevifolius short-leaved 0 (1)
brevipes with a short stalk 1 (0)
breviradiatum short rays 0 (1)
brevis 0 (1)
breviscapa having a short scape (flower stem) 0 (1)
brevisepala short sepals 0 (1)
breviseta 0 (1)
brittingeri in honor of Christian Casimir Brittinger (1795-1869), German botanist, entomologist and ornithologist 0 (1)
brizoides resembling Briza 0 (2)
broteri in honor of Félix da Silva Avelar Brotero (1744–1828), Portugese botanist 1 (0)
broteroi 0 (1)
broussonetii in honor of Pierre Marie Auguste Broussonet (1761-1807), French naturalist 0 (1)
brownei 0 (1)
brownii 0 (2)
brunneocroceum orange-brown 0 (1)
brunoniana in honor of Robert Brown (1773-1858), Scottish botanist and palaeobotanist 0 (1)
bucephalophorus bearing parts like an ox head 1 (0)
buchananiana in honor of J. Buchanan (1800's), English orchid collector in Southern Africa 1 (0)
buchananii in honor of John Buchanan (1819-1898), New Zealand botanist and scientific artist 0 (1)
buckia 0 (1)
bufalinus 0 (1)
bujotii 0 (1)
bukobensis 0 (1)
bulbifera bearing or carrying bulbils 1 (0)
bulbocodium wooly bulb 2 (0)
bulbosa 0 (3)
bulbosus bulbous, onion-like 1 (0)
bulgarica 0 (1)
burkei 0 (1)
burmanica of Burmese origin, from Myanmar 0 (1)
burmannii in honor of Nicholaas Laurens Burman (1734-1793), Dutch botanist 0 (1)
bursa-pastoris Shepherd's purse 1 (0)
bushii 0 (1)
bussei in honor of Walter Carl Otto Busse, 20th century German botanist 2 (0)