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Botanical epithets dictionary
Names etymology of some cactus and succulents SPECIES, SUBSPECIES, FORMS and VARIETY.
A short glossary of botanical Epithets.

CACTUSPEDIA       

In biology the binomial nomenclature  is a standard convention that identifies each species by a scientific name of two words, Latin in form and usually derived from Greek or Latin roots. The scientific name of a species is formed by the combination of two terms The first name (capitalized) is the genus of the organism, the second (not capitalized) is its species.

 

A

aciculatus (m) - aciculata (f) - aciculatum (n)

albiflorurus (m) - albiflora (f) - albiflorus (n)

apiculatus (m) - apiculata (f) - apiculatum (n)

asterias (singular) asteriae (plural)

asteroides (m) asteroides (f) asteroides (n)

augustinii

B

basilaris (m)   basilaris (f)    basilare (n)  

beguinii

bicostatus (m)   bicostata  (f)    bicostatum  (n)  

Bokei   

bonnieae

C

cactiformis  (m) - cactiformis  (f) cactiforme   (n)  

caespitosus (m) - caespitosa  (f) - caespitosum  (n) 

caput-medusae (f) - capites-medusarum  (n) 

castaneus (m) - castanea  (f) - castaneum  (n) 

clavarioides  (m) - clavarioides  (f) - clavarioides  (n)

compressus (m) - compressa (f) - compressum (n)

comptonianus (m) - comptoniana (f) - comptonianum (n) 

cristatus (m)  -  cristata (f)  -  cristatum (n)

D

despainii

disciformis  (m) - disciforme  (f) - disciforme  (n) 

duripulpa  (f)

E

echinoideus  (m) - echinoidea   (f) - echinoideum   (n)   

emelyae

F

famatimensis

flavopurpureus  (m) - flavopurpurea  (f) - flavopurpureum  (n)  

G

geometricus (m) - geometrica (f) - geometricum (n)

glaucus (m) - glauca (f) - glaucum (n)

H

hamatus  (m) - hamata (f) - hamatum (n)

heliosus  (m) - heliosa (f) - heliosum (n)

hirsutus  (m) -  hirsuta  (f)  -  hirsutum  (n)

humifusus (m)  -  humifusa (f)  -  humifusum (n)

I

inermis (m)  -  inermis (f)  -  inerme (n)

J

J

K

Knizei

L

leei

lembckei

M

macrocarpus  (m)  -  macrocarpa (f)  -  macrocarpum  (n)

magnificus  (m)  -  magnifica (f)  -  magnificum (n)

macrorhizus (m)  -  macrorhiza (f)  -  aciculatum (n)

mexicana

micromeris

migiurtinus (m) - migiurtina (f) - migiurtinum (n)

molinensis

myriostigma (s)  -  myriostigmata  (p)

N

napinum   (m)  -  napina  (f)  -  napinum  (n)

O

O

P

papyracanthus (m) papyracantha (f) papyracanthum (n)

parviflorus  (m)  -  parviflora  (f)  -  parviflorum  (n)

polyancistus  (m)  -  polyancistra  (f)  -  polyancistrum  (n)

polycephalus (m) polycephala (f) polycephalus (n)

poselgeri

princeps  (m)  -  principis  (f)  -  principe  (n)

pottsii

Q

 

R

rauschii

S

saboae

scacpharostrus (m) - scapharostra (f) - scapharostrum (n)
Also: scapharostris (m)  -  scapharostris (f) - scapharostre (n)

scopa (s)  -  scopae (p)

setispinus  (m)  setispina (f)  setispinum (n)

sneedii

spachianus  (m)  Spachiana (f) spachianum (n)

spinescens  (m)  -  spinescens (f)  -  spinescens (n)

spinosissimus (m)  -  spinosissima (f)  -  spinosissimum (n)

spinosior  (m)  -  spinosior  (f)  -  spinosius (n)

spinosus (m)  -  spinosa  (f)  -  spinosum (n)

spinulifer (m)  -  spinulifera (f)  -  spinuliferum (n) 

splendens  (m)   (f)   (n) 

T

theresae

truncatus (m) truncata (f) truncatum (n)

U

U

V

variegatus (m)  -  variegata (f)  -  variegatum (n)

violacidermis

viridiflorus (m) viridiflora (f)  viridiflorum (n)

W

W

X

Y

 

Z

Z

 

 

 

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