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

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