List of Epithets

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

Epithet

Meaning

Entries

iberica refering to the Iberian peninsular or to Caucasian Iberia, corresponding roughly to the eastern and southern parts of present day Georgia 0 (1)
icosandra twenty stamens (men) - in Greek, ‘eikosi’ stands for twenty and ‘andres’ means men 1 (0)
idaeus from Mount Ida the highest peak on Crete island, Greece 1 (0)
ignea fiery-red 1 (1)
ignita ignitable, inflammable 0 (2)
ignitum ignitable, inflammable 0 (1)
ilex like Holly, Ilex 1 (0)
ilicifolia from Latin, Ilex, holly and folium, a leaf 1 (1)
illinoinensis from or of Illinois, USA 1 (0)
illyricus from ancient Illyria, mainly in present day Albania 2 (0)
imbricata tiled, or to appear like over-lapping tiles 0 (1)
imbricatum tiled, or to appear like over-lapping tiles 0 (1)
imperati imperial, regal 1 (1)
imperiale imperial, regal 1 (0)
impetiginosa suitable for the treatment of impetigo (pustular skin disease, scaly skin eruption) 0 (2)
impetiginosus suitable for the treatment of impetigo (pustular skin disease, scaly skin eruption) 1 (0)
implexa entangled or entwined 1 (0)
impudicus latin for 'shameless' or 'immodest' 1 (0)
inaequale unequal, dissimilar 0 (2)
inamoena not beautiful, unattractive 1 (0)
inarimensis from the Island of Ischia in the Tyrrhenian Sea, Italy; Virgil poetically referred to it as Inarime 0 (1)
incana hoary, grey with age, like grey felt 3 (0)
incanum hoary, grey with age, like grey felt 1 (0)
incarnata flesh-colored 0 (1)
incarnatum flesh-colored 1 (0)
incisa cut into; sharply and deeply cut 0 (1)
inconflagrabilis does not burn 0 (1)
incurva curved inwards 1 (0)
indica from or referring in some way to India 24 (30)
indicum of Indian origin 3 (4)
indicus of Indian origin 2 (0)
indurata hardened, incrassate 0 (1)
induratus hardened, incrassate 0 (1)
inebrians intoxicate 0 (1)
inerme unarmed 0 (1)
inermis unarmed 0 (7)
inflata inflated, swollen 0 (1)
inflatum inflated, swollen 0 (1)
inflexa bent in, bent or turned sharply inwards 1 (0)
infundibuliformis funnel form, trumpet-shaped 1 (0)
ingens enormous or huge 2 (0)
innoxia without prickles, harmless 0 (1)
inophyllum ino is fiber; phyllum is leaves 1 (0)
insectifera insect-bearing 0 (1)
insigne remarkable, marked 0 (1)
insipida 0 (1)
insulare 0 (1)
insularis inhabiting islands 1 (3)
insulense 0 (1)
integerrima most entire, complete 1 (0)
integra entire, whole 0 (1)
integrifolia having leaves with unbroken smooth edge 3 (2)
integrifolium having leaves with unbroken smooth edge 0 (1)
intermedia intermediate, in between, a hybrid 0 (2)
intermedium intermediate, in between, a hybrid 0 (3)
intermedius intermediate, in between, a hybrid 0 (1)
interrupta breaking the symmetry of form or texture, or partly so 1 (2)
intortum curled, twisted 0 (1)
intricatissima very intricate, complicated, complex 0 (1)
intrusa intruder 1 (0)
intybus wild chicory that is harvested in January 1 (0)
invisa hated or hostile 0 (1)
involucrata enwrapped, provided with covering, rolled together 2 (3)
irvingii in honor of Dr Edward George Irving (1816-1855), Scottish surgeon and plant collector in Nigeria 1 (0)
irwinii in honor of Howard Samuel Irwin (1928*), US American botanist 1 (0)
italicum of Italian origin 2 (4)
ithaburensis from Mount Tabor in northern Israel 1 (0)
ixodes like bird-lime, sticky, clammy 0 (1)