List of Epithets

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

Epithet

Meaning

Entries

obcordata inversely heart-shaped 0 (1)
obcordatus inversely heart-shaped 0 (1)
obesum fat 1 (0)
obliqua 0 (1)
obliquifolia with slanting or asymmetrical leaves 0 (1)
obliquinervis 0 (1)
obliquus 0 (1)
oblitterans erasing, effacing, blotting out 0 (1)
oblonga oblong, longer than wide, elliptic with blunt ends 1 (1)
oblongata oblong, long in one way 0 (1)
oblongifolia oblong leaves 1 (2)
oblongus oblong, longer than wide, elliptic with blunt ends 0 (1)
obovata egg-shaped 0 (6)
obovatus egg-shaped 0 (2)
obscura dark, black or indistinct 1 (1)
obtusa blunt, rounded at the apex 1 (2)
obtusifolia with leaves blunt at the apex 1 (3)
obtusifolium with leaves blunt at the apex 0 (1)
obtusifolius with leaves blunt at the apex 1 (1)
obtusilobata 0 (2)
obtusilobum with obtuse lobes 0 (1)
obtusus blunt, rounded, obtuse 0 (1)
occidentale western 1 (1)
occidentalis western 3 (9)
ochracea color, golden-yellow or light yellow brown 1 (0)
ochroleuca yellowish-white 1 (0)
ochroleucus yellowish-white 0 (1)
ochrosioides 0 (1)
ochrus pale 1 (1)
ocreata wearing greaves 1 (0)
octonervius eight nerves 0 (1)
octopetala eight petals 1 (0)
octovalvis eight valves 1 (0)
ocymastrum to a certain degree resembling basil 1 (0)
ocymifolia with basil-like leaves 1 (0)
ocymoides resembling basil 1 (4)
odorata sweet-smelling 4 (1)
odoratissimum of very sweet odour 1 (0)
odoratissimus very fragrant 1 (0)
odoratum sweet-smelling 3 (0)
officinale of practical use to man; official species in commerce, especially for medicinal purposes 6 (2)
officinalis of practical use to man; official species in commerce, especially for medicinal purposes 12 (8)
officinarum of practical use to man; official species in commerce, especially for medicinal purposes 2 (2)
oiana 0 (1)
olbiensis from Hyères, France (the Hellenic city of Olbia) 0 (1)
oleagineum rich in oil, fleshy 0 (1)
oleander probably in reference to the olive-like leaves 1 (0)
oleandrum 0 (1)
oleaster 0 (1)
oleifera oil bearing 1 (0)
oleifolia 0 (2)
oleoides resembling Olea, Olea europaea 0 (1)
oleracea edible garden herb 10 (2)
oleraceum edible garden herb 1 (1)
oleraceus edible garden herb 1 (0)
olitorius of domestic use 1 (0)
oliveri in honor of Guillaume Antoine Olivier (1756-1814), French physician, entomologist and plant collector 1 (1)
ollissiponensis from Lisbon, Portugal; Olisippo - ancient name of modern day Lisbon 1 (0)
olympicum from Mount Olympus, Greece 1 (0)
opaca dark, with a dull surface 1 (1)
ophioglossifolius leaves like adder's tongue fern 1 (0)
opistholepis 0 (1)
oporantha 0 (1)
opposita with leaves, fruits or other organs inserted on a stem opposite to each other 1 (0)
oppositifolia with leaves inserted on a stem opposite to each other 0 (1)
oppositifolius with leaves inserted on a stem opposite to each other 1 (2)
opulus refers to lat. opulus for Acer campestre 1 (0)
orbiculare round or circular 0 (1)
orbicularis round or circular 0 (1)
orbiculata round or circular 2 (0)
orbiculatus round or circular 1 (0)
oreades montane, of the sun 1 (0)
orellana in reference to Maranhão, Brazil (formerly Orelhana named after Francisco de Orellana [c. 1500 - c. 1549] a Spanish explorer and conquistador) 1 (0)
organensis from the Serra dos Órgãos (Organ Mountains) in the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 1 (2)
orientale eastern 3 (0)
orientalis eastern 3 (5)
origanifolia with leaves like Origanum, Marjoram 1 (1)
ornata adorned, decorated 1 (0)
ornatum adorned, decorated 1 (0)
ornatus 0 (1)
orontium from German Orant, no relation to genus Orontium named after a plant found on the river Orontes in Syria 1 (3)
orphanidea 0 (1)
orthocarpum upright fruit 0 (1)
orvala specific epithet for Lamium orvala 1 (0)
oryzetorum 0 (2)
ostruthium supreme strength 1 (1)
ovalifolia oval-leaved 0 (2)
ovalis oval, egg-shaped; elliptic, but broader at the base 0 (2)
ovata oval, egg-shaped; elliptic, but broader at the base 5 (2)
ovatum oval, egg-shaped; elliptic, but broader at the base 0 (2)
ovatus oval, egg-shaped; elliptic, but broader at the base 1 (3)
oviforme oval, egg-shaped; elliptic, but broader at the base 0 (1)
oxycarpa 0 (1)
oxycedrus sharp, prickly cedar 1 (0)
oxycoccos sharp (acid) berry 1 (0)
oxyglottis 0 (3)
oxyloba pointed lobes 1 (0)
oxyphylla 0 (1)
oxyphyllus sharp leaves 0 (1)