List of Epithets

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

Epithet

Meaning

Entries

gabonensis from Gabon 1 (0)
gaditana from Cádiz, Spain 1 (0)
gaditanum from Cádiz, Spain 0 (1)
galeobdolon greek for Lamiastrum galeobdolon probably from 'galee' for 'weasel', and 'bdolon' for 'an unpleasant smell' 2 (0)
galheirensis 1 (0)
galissoniensis 0 (1)
gallica of French origin 1 (1)
gallicus of French origin 1 (0)
gallinaria 0 (1)
gangetica found in or around the Ganges river 1 (2)
gardineri in honor of John Stanley Gardiner (1872-1946), British plant collector 0 (1)
gardneranum after Edward Gardner, political resident in Nepal 1 (0)
gardneri 0 (1)
gardneriana in honor of George Gardner (1810-1849), Scottish naturalist (botanist) 2 (1)
garganicum 0 (1)
garretiana in honor of H.B.G. Garrett, a British who served as a forest officer under the Royal Thai Government, collected in North Thailand between 1899-1959 0 (1)
garrettiana in honor of H.B.G. Garrett, a British who served as a forest officer under the Royal Thai Government, collected in North Thailand between 1899-1959 0 (1)
gasipaes derived from an aboriginal name for B. gasipaes 1 (1)
gasterioides resembling representatives of the genus Gasteria 0 (1)
gayana in honor of Jacques Etienne Gay (1786–1864), French botanist 0 (1)
geayi 0 (1)
gemina twinned, in pairs 0 (1)
geminata 0 (1)
generalis normal, prevailing, usual 0 (1)
genesio-linsii 0 (1)
genevensis of or from Geneva, Switzerland 1 (0)
geniculata jointed 1 (0)
genuense from Genoa, Italy 0 (2)
genuensis from Genoa, Italy 0 (1)
germanica of German origin 2 (0)
germinans refers to the habit of seed germination on the tree 1 (1)
gerrardii in honor of William Tyrer Gerrard (circa 1831-1866), English botanical collector in Natal and Madagascar 0 (1)
gesneriana in honor of Konrad Gessner (1516-1565), Swiss naturalist 1 (0)
gesnerioides resembling a species of the genus Gesneria 1 (0)
gigantea gigantic, unusually higher than the type 3 (4)
giganteum gigantic, unusually higher than the type 5 (2)
giganteus gigantic, unusually higher than the type 1 (1)
giraldiana in honor of Giuseppe Giraldi (1848-1901), Italian missionary in Shensi, China 0 (1)
githago probably referring to the resemblance to the blackish caraway-like seeds of Nigella sativa (lat. git or gith) 1 (0)
glaber without hair, smooth, bald, bare 1 (0)
glaberrima very smooth, smoothest 1 (4)
glaberrimum very smooth, smoothest 0 (1)
glabra without hair, smooth, bald, bare 7 (10)
glabrata becoming smooth or glabrous 1 (2)
glabrescens becoming smooth or glabrous 1 (2)
glabriuscula somewhat smooth or glabrous 1 (0)
glabrum without hair, smooth, bald, bare 0 (2)
gladiata sword-like 0 (1)
glandulifera gland-bearing 1 (1)
glandulosa full of glands, glandular 0 (5)
glandulosissima densely covered with glands, very glandular 0 (1)
glandulosus full of glands, glandular 1 (0)
glareosa 0 (1)
glassmanii in honor of Dr. Sidney Frederick Glassman (1919-2008), american botanist who focused on palms and Micronesian flora 0 (1)
glauca greyish or bluish 3 (4)
glaucescens becoming greyish or bluish 0 (3)
glaucovirens greyish-green or bluish-green 0 (1)
glaucum greyish or bluish 1 (1)
glaucus greyish or bluish 0 (1)
glazioviana in honor of Auguste Francois Marie Glaziou (1828-1906), French landscape architect, botanist and plant collector in Brazil 1 (0)
glaziovii in honor of Auguste François Marie Glaziou (1828-1906), French botanist and landscape designer 0 (1)
glechoma 0 (1)
globifera carrying spheres (e.g. globular heads of flowers) 0 (2)
globiferus carrying spheres (e.g. globular heads of flowers) 1 (0)
globosa ball-like, nearly spherical 0 (1)
globulifera bearing small balls 1 (0)
globulus meaning 'ball-like' or 'spherical' 1 (0)
gloiodes clammy 0 (1)
glomerata club-shaped, clustered into a head 2 (6)
glomeratum club-shaped, clustered into a head 1 (0)
glomeruliflorum flowers in globular clusters 0 (1)
gloriosa glorious, noble, splendid 1 (1)
glumaceum having glumes 1 (0)
glutinosa covered with sticky exudation 2 (5)
glycyrrhizum sweet root 0 (1)
glyptostroboides reference to the genus Glyptostobus 1 (1)
gnidium of or pertaining to the city Gnidus (Cnido, Turkey) 1 (0)
godefroyi 0 (1)
godronii 0 (1)
goetzeana 0 (1)
goetzei 0 (1)
goiasensis from Goias, Brazil 0 (1)
goiranii 0 (1)
gonioclada angle-stemmed 0 (1)
goodspeediana in honor of Thomas Harper Goodspeed (1887-1966), US American botanist 0 (1)
gordoniana 0 (1)
gossweileri 0 (1)
gossypiifolia cotton leaved 1 (0)
gounellei in honor of Pierre-Émile Gounelle (1850-1914), French entomologist and naturalist 1 (0)
govanianum 0 (1)
grabowskianus in honor to Friedrich Johann Grabowski (1857-1929), German plant collector and zoologist in Borneo, Indonesia 0 (2)
gracile slender, gracefully slight in form 1 (4)
gracilis slender, graceful 1 (4)
graeca from Greece (lat. spelling) 0 (1)
graefferi 0 (1)
grahamii 0 (1)
graminea grassy or grass-like 1 (1)
gramineum grass-like, or relating to grain 1 (0)
graminifolia grass-leaved 1 (1)
granadensis from New Granada (old name of Colombia) 0 (1)
granatum filled with kernels 2 (0)
grande full-grown, great, large, tall 1 (0)
grandidentata large-toothed 1 (0)
grandiflora with flowers larger than the normal 6 (10)
grandiflorum with flowers larger than the normal 2 (1)
grandiflorus with flowers larger than the normal 0 (2)
grandifolia large leaved 2 (0)
grandis large, big 4 (5)
grandisepala large sepals 1 (0)
granulata granular, composed of grains, or divided into small knots or tubercles, as the roots of some Saxifraga 1 (1)
granulosa granular, composed of grains 0 (1)
gratissima gratifying, with great pleasure 0 (1)
gratissimus gratifying, with great pleasure 1 (0)
graveolens of strong or rank odour 1 (2)
griffithianus in honor of either, William Griffiths (1810–45), English botanist, Superintendent of Calcutta Botanic Garden, or of J. E. Griffith (1843–1933) of Bangor, Wales 0 (1)
griffithii in honor of either, William Griffiths (1810–45), English botanist, Superintendent of Calcutta Botanic Garden, or of J. E. Griffith (1843–1933) of Bangor, Wales 0 (1)
griseus griseous; pearl grey, verging on blue 0 (1)
grossum large 0 (1)
guajava possibly derived from the Arawak guayabo (guava tree) via the South American-Spanish name guayaba 1 (0)
guaricana of the Guarani, South American Indians 0 (1)
guineense from Guinea (West-Africa) 1 (1)
guineensis indicates origin in the Guinea Coast 2 (1)
gulielmi-waldemarii 0 (1)
gussonei in honor of Giovanni Gussone (1787–1866), Italian botanist 0 (3)
guttata dotted or spotted, as by drops 1 (1)
guttatus dotted or spotted, as by drops 1 (0)
gymnopus column-foot 0 (1)
gynandra having filaments and styles fused into a column 1 (0)