List of Epithets

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

Epithet

Meaning

Entries

racemosa in form of a cluster 8 (4)
racemosum having racemose inflorescences 0 (1)
radiata ray-like 0 (1)
radiatus ray-like 1 (1)
radicata possessing a tap root 1 (0)
raetam 1 (1)
raetum 0 (1)
ramb-outan 0 (1)
ramburii in honor of Jules Pierre Rambur (1801-1870), French entomologist 0 (1)
ramiflora flowers on older branches 2 (1)
ramiflorum flowers on older branches 0 (2)
ramosa having many branches 1 (1)
ramosus having many branches 1 (0)
rantonnetii after M. Victor Rantonnet 1 (1)
raphanistrum 1 (0)
rapum-genistae a knob or tuber of Genista; refering to the parasitic growths on the roots of Genista 1 (0)
rapunculus little turnip 0 (1)
reclinata bent backwards 1 (0)
recta straight, upright, erect 1 (2)
rectum straight, upright, erect 1 (0)
rectus erect 0 (1)
recurva recurved, curved backwards 1 (0)
recurvata recurved, curved backwards 1 (2)
recurvatum recurved, curved backwards 0 (1)
recurvatus recurved, curved backwards 0 (1)
recurvus 0 (1)
rediviva reviving, coming back to life 1 (0)
redoutei 0 (1)
reflexa bent back abruptly 0 (1)
reflexopilosa with re­flexed soft hairs 1 (0)
reflexum bent back abruptly 1 (1)
reflexus bent back abruptly 0 (3)
regale royal 1 (0)
regalis royal 1 (0)
regia royal 2 (3)
regina queen 1 (0)
reginae of the queen 1 (0)
regnieri 0 (2)
renardii named after Charles Claude Renard (Karl Ivanovich) (1809-1886), naturalist based in Moscow 1 (0)
reniforme kidney-shaped 0 (2)
reniformis kidney-shaped 0 (1)
repanda with slightly uneven, undulating margin 0 (1)
repandum with slightly uneven, undulating margin 1 (0)
repandus with slightly uneven, undulating margin 0 (1)
repens creeping and rooting 7 (9)
reptans creeping and rooting 1 (0)
resinosa resinous, producing resin 1 (2)
resinosum resinous, producing resin 0 (1)
restricta limited, restricted 1 (0)
reticulata meaning networked (veins in the leaf) 2 (2)
reticulatum netted, resembling net-work 1 (1)
retroflexa bent backwards 1 (0)
rettiana 0 (1)
retusa blunted, with a slight notch at a rounded apex 1 (2)
retusifolia having blunt leaves 0 (1)
retusus blunted, with a slight notch at a rounded apex 0 (1)
revoluta latin revolutus, rolled, e.g. from the rolled leaf margins 2 (1)
reynoutria 0 (1)
rhacodes assumed to derive from the Greek root for 'ragged' 1 (0)
rhamnoides like Rhamnus 1 (0)
rhipsaloides 0 (1)
rhodantha pink flower 0 (1)
rhodesiaca of Rhodesian origin (today Zambia and Zimbabwe) 0 (1)
rhodorhizoides 0 (1)
rhoeas red 1 (0)
rhoifolium having pomegranate (Punica)-like leaves 1 (0)
rhombifolia with leaves of rhomboidal shape 1 (1)
rhombifolius with leaves of rhomboidal shape 0 (1)
rhombocarpa 0 (1)
rhomboidea diamond-shaped 1 (1)
ribifolia Ribes-leaved 1 (0)
ribifolium Ribes-leaved 0 (1)
richardiana in honor of Achille Richard (1794-1852), French botanist and physician 0 (2)
ridleyana in honor of Henry Nicholas Ridley (1855-1956), English botanist and geologist 0 (1)
rigida stiff, inflexible 3 (3)
rigidula somewhat stiff 1 (0)
rigidum rigid, stiff 0 (2)
riparia of or belonging to the bank of a river 1 (0)
riparius of or belonging to the bank of a river 0 (1)
ritro 1 (0)
rivale brookside 1 (0)
riviniana in honor of August Quirinus Bachmann, (Latinised to Augustus Quirinus Rivinus), 17th century German botanist and anatomist 1 (0)
robertiana in honor of Gaspard Nicolas Robert (1776-1857), french pharmacist, horticulturalist, botanist and plant collector 0 (1)
robertianum probably in honor of the 11th century french saint Robert, abbot of Molerne 2 (0)
robertsoniana honors Dr Kenneth R. Robertson (*1941), US American botanist and plant collector 1 (0)
robur latin for hard wood or Oak 1 (0)
robusta strong, big, gigantic 2 (1)
robustus strong, big, gigantic 1 (0)
roegneri in honor of Hr. Roegner (?-1874), German gardner at the former Imperial Russian court of Oreanda in the Crimea 0 (1)
roezlii after Bertram Roezl, son of a Czech gardener 1 (0)
romana 0 (2)
rosa-sinensis Chinese rose 1 (0)
roscoei William Roscoe (1753-1831), English historian, leading abolitionist and miscellaneous writer 0 (1)
rosea rose or pale red-pink coloured 3 (9)
roseum 0 (2)
roseus rose or pale red-pink coloured 1 (1)
rosmarinifolia from genus Rosmarinus and Latin folium, leaf, referring to similarity to herb rosemary 1 (0)
rostkoviana 1 (0)
rostrata beak-shaped, somewhat beaked 1 (4)
rosularis with leaf rosettes 0 (1)
rosulatum forming small rosettes 1 (0)
rottleri 0 (1)
rotundifolia referring to the rounded leaves 7 (12)
rotundifolium round-leaved 1 (1)
rotundifolius round-leaved 0 (2)
rotundum round 0 (1)
roxburghiana in honor of William Roxburgh (1751-1815), Scottish surgeon and botanist 0 (1)
royleana 0 (1)
roylei in honor of John Forbes Royle (1798-1858), British botanist and teacher of materia medica 0 (1)
rubella reddish 0 (2)
rubens 0 (1)
ruber red in a general sense 1 (0)
rubescens becoming red, turning red 1 (2)
rubicunda 0 (1)
rubra red in a general sense 3 (5)
rubrescens 0 (1)
rubriflos red flower 1 (0)
rubrolineatum red lined 1 (0)
rubrostriata red-striped 1 (0)
rubrum red in a general sense 1 (2)
ruderale growing on debris, or on waste places 1 (0)
ruderalis of waste places, of rubbish tips 0 (2)
ruelliae 1 (0)
rufescens reddish 2 (4)
ruficoma 0 (2)
ruficomum 0 (1)
rufilabris reddish-brown lip or edge 1 (0)
rufoflavescens 0 (1)
rugosa covered with thorns or wrinkles 2 (0)
rugulosa somewhat wrinkled, with small wrinkles 1 (0)
rugulosus somewhat wrinkled, with small wrinkles 0 (1)
rupestre rock-loving, or growing between rocks (rupes, a rock) 0 (2)
rupestris rock-loving, or growing between rocks (rupes, a rock) 2 (5)
ruralis of or from rural areas (but not fields) 1 (0)
ruspolianus 0 (1)
russeliana in honor of the Dukes of Bedford (Russells) 1 (0)
rusticum 0 (1)
ruta-muraria wall-rue 1 (0)
rutidosperma dark red seeds 1 (0)
ruwenzoriensis 1 (0)
ruyschiana in honor of Frederik Ruysch, 17th century Dutch anatomist and botanist 1 (0)