List of Epithets

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

Epithet

Meaning

Entries

tabacifolium having leaves similar to tabacco, Nicotiana tabacum 0 (1)
tabacum derived from an indigenous American word for tobacco smoking tools 1 (0)
tabernaemontana 1 (0)
tabernaemontani latinization of Bergzabern; in honor of Jacobus Theodorus (1522[in Bad Bergzabern]-1590), German physician and botanist 1 (0)
tabuliformis flat shaped 1 (0)
tacca 0 (1)
taihangshanensis from the Taihangshan Gorge located in the Shanxi province of P.R. China 0 (1)
tamnifolia 'leaves of Tamnus', which is a genus in the family Dioscoreaceae 1 (0)
tanacetifolia leaves resembling those of Tanacetum 1 (0)
tangutica from the area of the Tangusian people dwelling In Eastern Siberia/Mongolia 1 (0)
tara 0 (1)
tarap 0 (1)
taraxacifolia having leaves like Taraxacum, the Dandelion 1 (1)
taraxacifolius having leaves like Taraxacum, the Dandelion 0 (1)
taraxacoides resembling Taraxacum, the Dandelion 1 (1)
tardans 0 (1)
tardiflora late-flowering 0 (1)
tardiflorus late-flowering 0 (1)
tartaricum 0 (1)
tatarica from northern and central Asia; Tartary was a name used in the Middle Ages to designate the region 1 (1)
tataricum from northern and central Asia; Tartary was a name used in the Middle Ages to designate the region 0 (2)
taurica 0 (3)
taxifolia having leaves like the genera Taxus 1 (0)
tchibangensis 0 (1)
tecomiflora flowers resemble those of the genus Tecomaria 0 (1)
tecta 0 (1)
telephiifolia having leaves resembling those of Telephium 1 (0)
telephium succulent plant 1 (1)
telmateia swamp or mud, wet habitat 1 (0)
tenacissima most tenacious (clinging or adhering closely) 0 (2)
tenacissimus most tenacious (clinging or adhering closely) 0 (1)
tenax tough 1 (0)
tenella delicate, tender 0 (3)
tenellum delicate, tender 0 (1)
tenellus delicate, tender 1 (0)
tenerum thin, slender 0 (1)
tennesseensis from Tennessee, USA 0 (1)
tenorei 0 (1)
tenorianum in honor of Michele Tenore (1780-1861), Italian botanist 0 (1)
tenue thin, slender 1 (0)
tenuicarpa slender fruit 0 (1)
tenuiflora slender-flowered, fine-flowered 1 (1)
tenuiflorus slender-flowered, fine-flowered 1 (0)
tenuifolia slender-leaved, fine-leaved 0 (4)
tenuiloba with finely-divided or slender lobes 0 (1)
tenuior 0 (1)
tenuipes thin stalk; from lat. ténuis (thin, tender) and pes (foot) 1 (0)
tenuivenosa 0 (1)
terebinthifolia leaves resembling those of Pistacia terebinthus 1 (0)
terebinthus Terebinth - Mediterranean tree, a member of the sumac family 1 (0)
teres rounded off, smooth, round 1 (1)
terminalis terminal 1 (0)
termis 0 (1)
ternata growing in threes, three of a kind, or three in a whorl 1 (0)
ternatea growing in threes, three of a kind, or three in a whorl 1 (0)
ternifolia leaves in threes 1 (2)
ternifolium 0 (1)
ternifolius 1 (1)
terrestris growing on the ground 1 (0)
tetraceras 0 (1)
tetracoccus four seeds 1 (0)
tetragona four-angled, square 1 (1)
tetragonioides tetra, four and gonia, angle, referring to the 4-angled fruits 1 (0)
tetragonoides four-angled 0 (1)
tetragonophylla four-angled leaves 1 (0)
tetrahit four, four-parted 1 (0)
tetrandra having four stamens 0 (3)
tetraphylla four-leaf 2 (2)
tetraphyllum four-leaved 1 (0)
tetraptera four-winged 0 (1)
tetrapterum four-winged 1 (0)
tetrastichum 0 (1)
texana from Texas, USA 0 (1)
thalassica 0 (4)
thalassicum 0 (1)
thalictroides Thalictrum-like or resembling Thalictrum 1 (0)
thapsus from Thapsus in ancient Tunisia 2 (0)
thebaica of or from Thebes (now Luxor), Egypt 1 (0)
theodorii in honor of Theodor Karl Julius Herzog (1880-1961), German bryologist and phytogeographer 0 (1)
theophrasti commemorates Theophrastus of Eresos (371-287 BC), an Greek philosopher and botanist – often referred to as 'Father of Botany' 1 (0)
thevetia in honor of André de Thevet (1516- 1590), French Franciscan priest, explorer, cosmographer and writer who travelled to Brazil 1 (1)
thionanthum 0 (1)
thomeana 0 (1)
thompsonii 0 (1)
thomsonii in honor of [1] Thomas Thomson (1817–1878), Scots-born physician and botanist or [2] George Malcolm Thomson (1849–1933), New Zealand educator and botanist 0 (1)
thonningii named after danish physician and botanist Peter Thonning [1775-1848] 1 (0)
thornberi 0 (1)
thwaitesii 0 (1)
thyrsiflora with thyrsoid inflorescences 1 (0)
thyrsiflorus with thyrsoid inflorescences 1 (0)
thyrsoideum like a Thyrsus; a compact, compound and cylindrical inflorescence 1 (0)
thyrsoideus like a Thyrsus; a compact, compound and cylindrical inflorescence 1 (0)
tiberina 0 (1)
tigrinum tiger-toothed, striped, spotted 0 (1)
tigurinus from Zurich, Switzerland 0 (1)
tiliaceus linden-like, referring to the similarity in the leaves, compared to the Linden (Tilia) genus 1 (0)
tiliifolia leaves resembling those of Tilia 0 (1)
tinctoria used for dyeing. 3 (4)
tinctorius used for dyeing 1 (0)
tinus 'tenth born' inferring 'late arrival', an ancient latin name of V. tinus for blooming so late in the year 1 (0)
tirucalli a Malayan vernacular name for a latex 1 (2)
tisseramii 0 (1)
tiubae from the Serra de Tiuba (today Serra de Jacobina), Bahia, Brasil 1 (0)
tobira from the Japanese common name for P. tobira 1 (0)
tokunagae 0 (1)
tomentosa densely covered with short, soft, tangled hairs 6 (6)
tomentosum densely covered with short, soft, tangled hairs 2 (1)
tommasinianus named after Muzio G. Spirito de Tommasini (1794-1879), botanist & mayor of the city of Triest, Italy 1 (0)
tommasinii 0 (1)
tonkinense from the area of the Gulf of Tonkin, Northeastern Vietnam 0 (1)
tonkinensis from the area of the Gulf of Tonkin, Northeastern Vietnam 0 (1)
tonsa 0 (1)
tonsum 0 (2)
tora indicates tropical origin 1 (2)
torminalis of colic (used medicinally to relieve colic) 1 (0)
torrida hot, dry, parched 1 (0)
tortilis twisted 1 (0)
tortuosa twisted, entangled 0 (1)
tortuosum twisted, entangled 2 (0)
torvum of wild, fierce appearance 1 (0)
tournefortiana in honor of Joseph Pitton de Tournefort, 18th century French botanist 1 (0)
toutoni 0 (1)
toxicaria poisonous 1 (0)
trachelium neck, referring to the ability to sooth a sore throat 1 (1)
trachycladus 0 (1)
trachyphyllus rough-leaved 0 (1)
transcaucasica region located on the border of Eastern Europe and Southwest Asia between the Black and Caspian Seas 0 (1)
transsilvanica from Transylvania, Romania 0 (1)
trapezuntea from Trabzon north-eastern Turkey 0 (1)
treubiana in honor of Melchior Treub (1851-1910), Dutch botanist 0 (2)
triacanthos three thorns, three-spined 1 (1)
triacanthum three thorns, three-spined 0 (1)
triandra 0 (1)
triandrus having three stamens 1 (2)
triangulare three-angled, triangular 0 (2)
triangularis three-angled, triangular 0 (2)
trichomanes hair of the head 1 (0)
trichotoma divided in three parts 1 (2)
trichotomum 1 (0)
trichotomus 0 (1)
tricolor three-coloured 2 (0)
tricuspidata with three sharp points 1 (0)
tricycla calyx constisting of three sepals 0 (1)
tridentata three toothed 0 (2)
tridentatum three toothed 1 (1)
tridentatus three toothed 0 (1)
triflora three-flowered 1 (0)
triflorum three-flowered 1 (2)
trifolia three-leaved 2 (0)
trifoliata three-leaved 1 (0)
trifoliolata three-leaved 1 (0)
triloba with three lobes 1 (2)
trilobum three lobes 0 (1)
trilocularis three-chambered ovary 1 (0)
trimestris three months 1 (0)
trinerve three-nerved 0 (1)
triornithophora to bear three birds 1 (0)
triornithophorum to bear three birds 0 (1)
tripartita having three parts or segments divided nearly to the base 1 (0)
tripedalis 0 (1)
tripetala for 'with three petals', but refers probably to the three sepals of the flower 1 (0)
triphylla three-leaved or with a perianth consisting of three distinct leaves 1 (4)
tripodalis 0 (1)
tripolium 0 (1)
triquetra having three concave sides meeting in three angles, three-cornered, three-angled 0 (1)
triquetrum having three concave sides meeting in three angles, three-cornered, three-angled 2 (3)
tristis sad, dull-colored, melancholic, gloomy; of taste: bitter, harsh, disagreeable; of smell: offensive, foul 0 (1)
triticoides 0 (1)
trivialis common, commonplace, ordinary, trivial 0 (1)
trixago lat. for Germander, Teucrium chamaedrys 1 (1)
truncata truncate, cut off, blunt-ended 0 (2)
truncatifolium truncate leaf, ending in a transverse line, so that it seems as if the tip of the leaf had been cut off 0 (1)
truncatus blunt, abruptly cut off 0 (1)
tsiangii 0 (1)
tuberculatum beset with small tubers, or knobbly projections 1 (0)
tuberculatus beset with small tubers or knobbly projections 1 (0)
tuberculosa with tubercles, bumps 1 (2)
tuberosa producing or resembling tubers 3 (1)
tuberosum producing or resembling tubers 1 (0)
tulipifera tulip-bearing 1 (2)
tunguensis 0 (1)
turbinata shaped like a spinning top 0 (1)
typhina 1 (1)
tzvelevii 0 (1)