List of Epithets

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

Epithet

Meaning

Entries

haematodes 0 (1)
haematoxylon having the wood or the sap of the color of blood 0 (1)
haenkeanus in honor of Thaddäus (Tadeáš) Haenke (1761-1817), Bohemian (now in the Czech Republic) plant collector in South America 0 (1)
halimifolium with woolly flowers 2 (0)
halleri 0 (1)
hamata hooked 1 (2)
hamatum hooked 0 (1)
hamosa hooked, hook-shaped 0 (2)
hamrur 0 (1)
hamulatum 0 (1)
hartwegii Karl Theodor Hartweg (1812-1871), a Geman collector for the London Horticultural Society in Ecuador, Mexico and California 0 (1)
hartwicus 0 (1)
hasskarlii in honor of Justus Carl Hasskarl (1811-1894), German explorer and botanist 1 (0)
hassleriana in honor of Émile Hassler (1861-1937), Swiss naturalist and botanist who mainly worked in Paraguay 0 (1)
hastaefolius having spear-shaped leaves 0 (1)
hastata spear or halberd-like (hasta, spear) 2 (1)
hastatum spear-shaped 0 (1)
haworthii 0 (1)
hederacea pertaining to, or resembling, ivy 2 (3)
hederaceum pertaining to, or resembling, ivy 0 (1)
hederaceus pertaining to, or resembling, ivy 1 (1)
hederae pertaining to Ivy, Hedera 1 (0)
hederifolia having leaves like Ivy (Hedera) 1 (0)
helenium from Greek elenion for Inula helenium 1 (0)
helianthoides resembling Sunflower 2 (0)
helioscopia turning towards the sun 1 (0)
heliotropiifolius having leaves like Heliotropium 1 (0)
helix spiral, to turn round spirally as ivy 2 (0)
helleborine like Helleborus 1 (0)
hellenicus 0 (1)
hemisphaericum hemispherical, half of a sphere 1 (0)
henryi in honor of Augustine Henry (1857-1930); Irish physician, plant collector in China and botanist 5 (5)
hepatica belonging to the liver 1 (0)
heptandra 1 (0)
heracleifolia with leaves like Heracleum 1 (0)
herbacea herbaceous, not woody 0 (1)
hermonthica refers to the town of Armant (known in Greek as Hermonthis, located about 12 miles south of Thebes, in Egypt) 1 (0)
heteromalla with variable hairs or bristles 1 (1)
heterophylla bearing leaves of more than one kind 2 (5)
heterophyllum bearing leaves of more than one kind 2 (2)
heterophyllus bearing leaves of more than one kind 1 (1)
heteropus with variable stalks (orthographic variant of heteropodus) 0 (1)
hexandra six-stamened 0 (1)
hexandrum six stamens 1 (1)
heynei 0 (1)
hibernicus from Ireland, Irish 0 (1)
hickelis 0 (1)
hildebrandii 0 (1)
himalaicus from or of the Himalayas 1 (0)
hippocastanum horse chestnut 1 (0)
hirsuta having long distinct hairs, rough, hairy 5 (8)
hirsutum having long distinct hairs, rough, hairy 3 (3)
hirsutus having long distinct hairs, rough, hairy 0 (2)
hirta with short or fairly stiff hairs, hairy but shorter than hirsute 10 (6)
hirtella minutely haired, pubescent 1 (0)
hirtum hairy, shaggy, rough, rude, unpolished 0 (1)
hirtus covered with stiff bristly hairs 1 (0)
hirundinaria 1 (0)
hispanica of Spanish origin 2 (1)
hispanicum from Spain 1 (0)
hispanicus of Spanish origin 1 (0)
hispida with stiff hairs or bristles 1 (5)
hispidissimum most hispid, densely invested with stiff hairs 0 (1)
hispidula somewhat rough or with small bristles 0 (2)
hispidum with stiff hairs or bristles 1 (2)
hispidus with stiff hairs or bristles 2 (0)
hoffimannioides 0 (1)
hoffmannseggiana in honor of Count Johann Centurius Graf von Hoffmannsegg (1766-1849), German botanist, entomologist and ornithologist 1 (0)
hohenackeri in honor of Rudolph Friedrich Hohenacker (1798-1874), Swiss-German botanist and missionary 0 (2)
holochila 0 (2)
holoschoenus entire rush 1 (1)
holostea whole bone 1 (0)
holosteum whole bone 1 (0)
holttumii in honour of R.E. Holttum - director of Singapore Botanic Gardens 1925-1949 1 (0)
homerica 0 (1)
homochroa 0 (1)
hongkongensis of or from Hong Kong 1 (1)
honshuenensis from Honshu, the largest island of Japan 0 (1)
hookeri 0 (5)
hordeaceus resembling barley, Hordeum 1 (0)
horneri 0 (1)
horologicum 0 (1)
horrida 0 (1)
horridum prickly 0 (1)
horsfieldii in honor of Dr Thomas Horsfield (1773–1859), American physician and naturalist who collected in Java and Sumatra 0 (1)
hortensis pertaining to the garden 0 (2)
hosseusii 0 (1)
hostilis of an enemy, enemy's, hostile 0 (2)
hostmannii honors Friedrich Wilhelm Rudolf Hostmann (1794-1846), plant collector in South-America (Surinam) 0 (1)
houstoniana in honor of William Houstoun (1695-1733), Scottish physician and botanist 0 (1)
howei from the Lord Howe Island in the Tasman Sea, Australia 0 (1)
huebneri in honor of George Hübner (1862-1935), German pioneer photographer and plant collector in Brazil and Peru 0 (1)
hugonis in honor of Father Hugh Scanlan, who collected seeds of R. hugonis in China and sent them to Kew Gardens in 1899 1 (0)
humbertii 0 (1)
humboldtiana in honor of Friedrich Wilhelm Heinrich Alexander von Humboldt (1769–1859), Prussian geographer, naturalist and explorer who travelled extensively in Latin America 1 (0)
humifusum creeping on the surface of the ground 1 (0)
humile of low growth 0 (1)
humilis of low growth 2 (5)
hungaricus from or of Hungary 1 (0)
hupehensis of or from 'Hupeh', a province in China 2 (0)
hyalina 1 (0)
hybrida hybrid cross, between two species, sharing both characteristics 0 (2)
hybridum hybrid cross, between two species, sharing both characteristics 1 (2)
hybridus hybrid cross, between two species, sharing both characteristics 1 (0)
hydrocleifolia 0 (1)
hyemalis belonging to winter, from lat. hyems (winter) 1 (0)
hygrometrica water measuring 1 (0)
hypocrateriformis salver-shaped 1 (0)
hypogaea subterranean, growing be low the surface 1 (0)
hypophyllum big leaved 1 (0)
hyssopifolia form of leaves simmilar to Ysop (Hyssopus officinalis) 2 (1)
hystrix porcupine-like or prickly 1 (0)