List of Epithets

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

Epithet

Meaning

Entries

daboecia reference to Ireland, after St. Dabeoc, 5th or 6th century British monk who founded a monastery in Ireland 0 (1)
dactylifera finger(date)-bearing 1 (1)
dactyloides resembling Dactylon, an ancient name of a grass 0 (1)
daemia 1 (0)
dalechampii in honour of Jacques Daléchamps, (Lyons, 1513–1588), surgeon, physicist and botanist 1 (1)
dalmatica historical region of Croatia, on the eastern coast of the Adriatic Sea 0 (1)
dalmaticus from Dalmatia, region of Croatia on the eastern coast of the Adriatic Sea 0 (1)
daltonii 0 (2)
dalzellii in honor of Nicholas Alexander Dalzell (1817–1878), Scots-born Indian forester and botanist 0 (1)
damascena from Damascus, Syria 1 (0)
damascenum from Damascus, Syria 0 (1)
damine 1 (0)
danckelmaniana in honor or Alexander Sylvester Flavius Ernst Freiherr von Danckelman (1855-1919), German geographer and meteorologist 0 (1)
daphnoides resembling Daphne 1 (0)
dasyantha 0 (1)
dasycarpa hairy fruit 0 (1)
dasycarpum hairy fruit 1 (1)
dasyloba 0 (1)
dasylobum 0 (1)
dasypoda hairy foot 0 (1)
daurica from Dauria, a mountainous region to the east of Lake Baikal in Russia 2 (0)
davidii named after the French missionary Father Armand David (1826–1900) 1 (0)
dealbata whitened 2 (0)
debeauxii in honor of Jean-Odon Debeaux (1826-1910), french pharmacist, naturalist and plant collector 0 (1)
debilis weak, frail, small 2 (3)
debrana from Debre Berhan, city in central Ethiopia 1 (0)
decandra ten-stamened 0 (1)
decangulata with 10 angles 0 (1)
decipiens deceiving, misleading 1 (2)
decora graceful 0 (2)
decorticans 0 (1)
decumana from east to west 0 (2)
decumbens decumbent, prostrate with tips turned up 1 (2)
decurrens decurrent (as a leaf descending down a stem) 1 (0)
degenerata 0 (1)
deightonii in honor of Frederick Claude Deighton (1926-1949), British botanist who collected in West Africa 0 (1)
dekindtiana in honor of Eugène Dekindt (1865-1905), German plant collector in Angola 0 (1)
deleuilii 0 (1)
deliciosa delicious, of good flavour 1 (0)
delphicum from Delphi, Greece 0 (1)
delphinensis from Fort Dauphin, in Madagascar 0 (1)
deltifolia 0 (1)
deltodon 1 (0)
deltoides 0 (1)
deltoideum 0 (1)
densa dense, crowded together 1 (3)
densiflora dense-flowered 1 (3)
densiflorum 0 (1)
densiflorus flowers are densely arranged 1 (0)
dentata toothed like saw teeth 2 (7)
denticulata with minute teeth 3 (2)
denticulatum with minute teeth 1 (3)
denticulatus with minute teeth 0 (1)
deodara 'divine wood' or 'timber of God', derived from modern Indian language derivatives of the Sanskrit name 'devdar' 1 (3)
desciscens 0 (1)
deserti desert 0 (1)
deserticola 0 (1)
desfoliata 0 (1)
desmondii in honor of Mr. Robert Desmond Meikle (born 1923), a Northern Irish botanist from the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK 1 (0)
devoniana 0 (1)
dewinkeleri 0 (1)
diandra having two stamens 0 (1)
diandrus having two stamens 1 (0)
diantha 0 (1)
diartha 0 (1)
dibotrys two-bunched 0 (1)
dichotoma divided in two, forked 2 (2)
dichotomum with forked boughs 2 (0)
dichotomus 0 (1)
dictamnoides resembling Dictamnus 0 (1)
didyma 0 (2)
didymobotrya with pairs of grape-like structures 1 (1)
difformis of unusual formation 1 (1)
diffusa spread about, wildly or loosely spreading 3 (3)
diffusum 0 (1)
digitata fingered, with fingers (of leaves as that of the Horse-Chestnut) 1 (1)
digitatus fingered, with fingers (e.g. leaves as that of the Horse-Chestnut) 1 (0)
dilatata extended, widened into a blade 0 (2)
dilatatum extended, widened into a blade 1 (0)
dillenii in honor of Jacob Dillen, 18th century German botanist and physician 1 (0)
diluta pale, washed-out, weak 0 (1)
dilutus pale, washed-out, weak 0 (2)
dimorphophyllum having dimorphous (in two different forms) leaves 1 (0)
dinarica from the Dinaric Alps in southern Europe (northeast Italy to north Albania) 1 (0)
dioica having stamens and pistils in separate flowers on different plants 4 (3)
dioscoridis in honor of Pedanius Dioscorides (40-90), Greek physician, pharmacologist and botanist employed as a medic in the Roman army 0 (1)
diospyricarpa fruit as in the genera Diospyros 1 (0)
diplotricha having two kinds of hairs 1 (0)
dipoda 0 (1)
dipsacifolia having Dipsacus-like leaves 1 (0)
discoidea disc like 0 (1)
discolor of different or changing colours 2 (6)
dispersum 0 (1)
dissecta cut-up, cut into many segments 1 (2)
dissectum cut-up, cut into many segments 1 (0)
dissectus cut-up, cut into many segments 0 (1)
disticha distichous, two-rowed 0 (1)
distichophylla 0 (1)
distichum means two-ranked, referring to the leaves being in two rows 1 (0)
divaricata straggly, sprawling, or spreading 1 (3)
divergens divergent, going in different directions, spreading out, wide-spreading 0 (1)
diversiflora 0 (1)
diversifolia with different leaves, variable foliage 1 (2)
diversifolium with different leaves, variable foliage 1 (0)
djurensis from the Jur river basin in western South Sudan 0 (1)
dodonaei in honor of Rembert Dodoens (1517-1585), a Flemish physician and botanist 1 (0)
dodonei 1 (0)
doederleinii in honor of Ludwig Heinrich Philipp Döderlein (1855-1936), German biologist 1 (0)
domestica domestic, used in the home 4 (2)
domesticum domestic, used in the home 0 (1)
domesticus 0 (1)
domingensis refers to the Caribbean island Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic or its capital Santo Domingo de Guzmán 1 (0)
doniana 1 (0)
donii 0 (1)
douglasii in honor of David Douglas (1799–1834), Scottish botanist 1 (0)
draco lat. for snake or dragon, in reference to the blood-red sap 1 (0)
dregeana 0 (1)
dregeanum 0 (1)
dubia doubtful, uncertain (usually in regard to taxonomic placement) 2 (5)
dubium doubtful, uncertain (usually in regard to taxonomic placement) 2 (2)
dubius doubtful, uncertain (usually in regard to taxonomic placement) 2 (1)
duchaissingii in honor of Édouard Placide Duchassaing de Fontbressin (1819-1873), French naturalist, native of Guadeloupe 0 (1)
duckei 0 (1)
dugandii in honor of Armando Dugand (1906-1971), Colombian botanist, geobotanist and ornithologist 0 (1)
dulcamara bitter-sweet (dulcis, sweet: amarus, bitter) 1 (0)
dulce sweet-tasting, mild 1 (1)
dulcis sweet, or any taste not acrid 2 (2)
durantifolia Duranta-leaved 1 (0)
duriaei in honor of Michel Charles Durieu de. Maisonneuve (1796–1878), french botanist 1 (1)
duriminium 1 (1)
durum hard, hardy 1 (0)
dussii in honor of Antoine DĂĽss (1840-1924), swiss missionary and plant collector working in Martinique and Guadeloupe 0 (1)
dybowskii in honor of Jean Thadée Emmanuel Dybowski (1856-1928), French agronomist, naturalist and explorer 0 (1)
dysenterica pertaining to dysentery (an inflammatory disorder of the intestine) 1 (0)
dysentericus pertaining to dysentery (an inflammatory disorder of the intestine) 0 (1)
dzhawakheticus 0 (1)