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Name Canonical name Scientific name Lookups Short etymology Long etymology Etymology applies to
Wahlenbergia pauciflora From the Latin paucus = "few" and florus = "flower". This plant has few flowers. Edit
Lampranthus leipoldtii Edit
Altingiaceae Altingiaceae Altingiaceae Edit
Eugenia capensis subsp. capensis Eugenia capensis (Eckl. & Zeyh.) Harv. subsp. capensis From the Cape Province of South Africa, previously known as the Cape Colony. -ensis is a Latin...Edit
Chlorocyperus salaamensis Chlorocyperus salaamensis Palla Edit
Hebenstretia robusta var. glabrata Hebenstretia robusta var. glabrata E. Mey. From the Latin glabra / glaber meaning ‘smooth’ or 'bald' referring to the lack of hairs Edit
Myxopappus Myxopappus Myxopappus Källersjö Gk. myxa = mucus, slime; pappus = fluff, pappus. An ancient name given by Pliny for a kind of plum...Edit
Stipagrostis proxima Edit
Strigula maculata From the Latin maculatus = 'spotted', 'stained' or 'blotched' Edit
Astridia alba From Latin albus meaning 'white' Edit
Pentaschistis calcicola var. calcicola Edit
Dinteracanthus velutinus Dinteracanthus velutinus C.B. Clarke From Latin velutinus = "velvety", referring to the leaf texture. Edit
Bauhinia pechuelii Bauhinia pechuelii Kuntze For Moritz Eduard Pechuël-Loesche (1840–1913), German naturalist, geographer and traveller. He...Edit

After finishing school, he joined the merchant navy and travelled extensively for many years in...

Ipomoea rubens Ipomoea rubens Choisy Edit
Prismatocarpus lycopodioides Prismatocarpus lycopodioides A. DC. From the Greek ‘lyco’ / ‘lykos’ meaning ‘wolf’; and the Greek ‘podi’ / ‘pous’ meaning ‘foot’. Edit