List of Epithets

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

Epithet

Meaning

Entries

faba latin for broad bean Vicia faba 1 (0)
fabaginifolia 0 (1)
fabricii in honor of Johan Christian Fabricius (1745-1808), Danish zoologist, botanist and student of Carl Linnaeus 0 (1)
fagerlindii in honor of Folke Fagerlind (1907-1996), Swedish botanist and plant collector 1 (0)
fagifolia beech-leaved 1 (0)
fagus 0 (1)
falcata sickle shaped 0 (1)
falcatum sickle shaped 1 (1)
fallax deceitful, deceptive, false, closely resembling another species 0 (1)
fallens escaping notice 0 (1)
farcta solid, filled, not hollow 0 (1)
farctus solid, filled, not hollow 1 (0)
farfara from lat. farfara for T. farfara 1 (0)
farnesiana named after Odoardo Farnese (1573–1626), an Italian nobleman 1 (0)
fasciata fasciated 0 (1)
fasciculare clustered 1 (0)
fascicularis from the Latin, fasciculus, meaning a little bundle 1 (1)
fasciculata clustered, growing in bundles 0 (1)
fasciculatum 0 (1)
fastigiatum fastigiate, with branches erect like the main stem, sloping 0 (1)
fastuosa haughty, proud, showy 0 (1)
fastuosum haughty, proud, showy 0 (1)
fastuosus haughty, proud, showy 0 (2)
fatua empty, barren, inspid 1 (0)
faya 1 (1)
febrifuga febrifuge, acting to reduce fever 1 (1)
feddei 0 (1)
felterrae 1 (0)
fenestrata 0 (1)
ferdinando-coburgi in honor of Prince Ferdinand Georg August of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1785-1851), prince of the house of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha and a general of cavalry in the Austrian Imperial and Royal Army during the Napoleonic Wars 0 (2)
ferestrata 0 (1)
ferox strongly fortified with thorns or spines 2 (1)
ferrea ‘belonging to iron’, in reference to its very hard and heavy wood 1 (0)
ferruginata rust-colored 1 (0)
ferruginea rust-coloured 4 (4)
ferrugineum rust-coloured 0 (1)
fertilis fertile, productive 0 (1)
ferulacea resembling Ferula 0 (2)
ferulaceum resembling Ferula 1 (2)
ficaria like figs 1 (0)
ficifolia fig-leaved 0 (2)
ficifolium fig-leaved 0 (1)
ficoidea 1 (1)
ficus-indica 1 (1)
filicaulis thread-like stems 1 (0)
filicifolia fern-leaved 0 (2)
filiformis shaped like threads 1 (0)
filipendulina having Filipendula-like leaves 1 (0)
filix-femina from lat. filix for fern and femina for female, femina in reference to the more tender frond structure in comaprison with Dryopteris filix-mas 1 (1)
filix-mas masculine (male) fern 1 (0)
fimbriata with fringed margin 1 (0)
finlaysoniana in honor of George Finlayson, a British surgeon and traveller (1790-1823) 2 (0)
firmum strong; robust; durable 0 (1)
fischeri in honor of Gustav Adolf Fischer (1848-1886), German African explorer 0 (1)
fistula pipe or tube 1 (2)
fistuloides pipe-like, hollow 0 (2)
fistulosa tubular, hollow throughout as the leaf of an onion, or full of holes 2 (0)
fistulosus tubular, hollow throughout as the leaf of an onion, or full of holes 1 (0)
flabellata fan-shaped 0 (1)
flammula burning 1 (0)
flava pure yellow 3 (3)
flavescens yellowish 1 (3)
flavicans yellowish 0 (1)
flavum pure yellow 3 (2)
flavus pure yellow 1 (0)
flemmingioides 1 (0)
fleuryi in honor of J. F. Fleury (fl. 1819 - ), French bonist 1 (0)
flexicaulis with curved or bending stems 1 (1)
flexuosa bent alternately to right and left, like the path of a snake 3 (1)
flexuosus bent alternately to right and left, like the path of a snake 0 (1)
floribunda abundance of flowers, many flowered 2 (0)
florida flowering richly 1 (0)
floridana from Florida, USA 0 (2)
floridum flowering 0 (2)
floridus flowering 0 (1)
flos-cuculi flower of cuckoo (blossom early when the cuckoo sings) 1 (0)
fluctuans wavering 1 (0)
fluitans 1 (0)
fluminensis from Rio de Janeiro in Brazil 1 (0)
fockeana 0 (1)
foeniculum 0 (1)
foetida evil smelling 4 (4)
foetidum evil smelling 2 (0)
foetidus evil smelling 1 (0)
foliolosum having small leaves 1 (0)
foliosa 0 (2)
fontanesii in honor of René Louiche Desfontaines (1750–1833), French botanist 0 (1)
fontanum of a spring or fountain 0 (1)
fordii in honor of Charles Ford (1844-1927), British botanist and plant collector in China 1 (1)
forficata from lat. forfex, a pair of scissors; form and disposition of leaves 1 (0)
formosa beautiful 1 (1)
formosanum from the island Formosa (Taiwan) in the China Sea 1 (0)
formosensis 0 (1)
formosior beautiful, handsome 0 (1)
formosius beautiful, handsome 0 (1)
forskahlii in honor of Pehr Forsskål (1736–1768), Swedish botanist 0 (1)
forsskalii in honor of Pehr Forsskål (1736–1768), Swedish botanist 0 (1)
forsterianum in honor of Johann Georg Adam Forster (1754-1794), German naturalist, ethnologist, travel writer and journalist 1 (0)
fortunei named after Robert Fortune (1813-1880), Scottish horticulturist and palm collector in China 1 (2)
fosbergii in honor of Francis Raymond Fosberg (1908-1993), US botanist specialized in the floras of California, South America and Polynesia 1 (0)
fovearum pits 0 (1)
fragans fragrant 0 (1)
fragifer 0 (1)
fragilis fragile, brittle 2 (2)
fragrans fragrant, of pleasant odour 2 (4)
franciscana from San Francisco, USA 0 (1)
franciscanum from San Francisco, USA 0 (1)
frangula brittle, breakable, fragile 0 (3)
fraseri 0 (1)
fraterna closely related, from latin 'frater' (brother) 0 (1)
fraxineum resembling species of the genera Fraxinus 0 (1)
fraxinifolia leaves similar to the genera Fraxinus 1 (0)
frondosa leafy, covered with foliage 2 (1)
frutescens shrubby, becoming shrubby 1 (1)
fruticans putting forth shoots, sprouting, becoming bushy 1 (0)
fruticosa shrubby, bushy 6 (3)
fruticosum shrubby or bushy 2 (0)
fruticosus shrubby, bushy 1 (0)
fruticulosa dwarf-shrubby, small bush like habit 0 (3)
fuchsii in honor of Leonhart Fuchs (1501-1566), German physician and botanist 1 (0)
fugax swift 0 (1)
fulgens gleam 0 (1)
fullonum used for carding wool 1 (0)
funebris belonging to a funeral 1 (0)
furcata forked, furcate 0 (1)
fusca dark, dusky, brown 0 (3)
fuscatus dark, dusky, brown 0 (1)
fusiforme fusiform, or spindle-shaped 0 (1)
fusiformis spindle-shaped 0 (1)