Plant Names - page 10
Cycas (inaccurately derived from the |
old Greek name for doom palm)-
Sye-kass: A genus of a family of
plants called cycads.
Cyclophorus (circle-bearer, perhaps al-
luding to round spore-cases) - Sik-
Cycnoches (swan-neck, as to shape of
column) - Sik-nok-keez: Swan or-
Cydonia - Sye-doh-nee-uh: Quince.
(For the flowering- or Japanese-
quince, often listed under Cydonia,
Cymbidium (small-cup, as to shape of
Cymbopogon (boat-beard, as to boat-
Cynanchum (dog collar) - Sin-nank-
Cynara (artichoke)-Sin-er-uh. |
Cynoglossum (dog-tongue) - Sin-oh-
gloss-um: Hounds-tongue. Cypella-
(C. alternifolius), Papyrus (C. papy-
rus). Cyphomandra (lump-male, for
hump-shaped anthers) - Sye-foh-
mand-ruh. Cypripedium (Venus-
peed-ee-um: Lady-slipper. Cyrilla
(for Italian physician Dome-
nico Cirillo or Cyrillo) - Sihr-rill-
uh: Southern leatherwood.
Cyrtanthus (curved-flower) - Ser-
tanth-us. Cyrtomium (curved, as to
(curved-foot, as to shape
Cystopteris (bladder-feather) - Siss-
Daboecia (Irish name, for St. Daboec's |
Heath) - Dab-oh-ee-see-uh: Irish-
Dacrydium (little tear, as to gummy
Dahlia (for Swedish botanist Andreas
Dalbergia (for Swedish naturalist Nils
Dalibarda (for French botanist Thomas
Danae (for mythical mother of Per-
seus) - Day-nuh-ee: Alexandrian-
Daphne (for mythical nymph who es-
caped from Apollo by being turned
into a laurel tree)-Daff-nee.
Daphniphyllum (laurel-leaf: see above)
Darlingtonia (after botanical writer
uh: California pitcher-plant (D. cali-
Dasylirion (thick-lily, as to trunk) -
Davallia (for Swiss botanist E. Davall)
Davidia (for French missionary-bota-
nist Armand David) - Dav-vid-ee-
Decodon (ten-tooth) - Dek-oh-don:
Water-willow, Swamp loosestrife.
Decumaria (for its ten-part flowers) -
Delonix - Del-lon-ix: Royal poinciana
(D). regia). |
Delosperma (visible-seed) - Del-oh-
Delphinium (dolphin, referring to shape
of nectary) - Del-fin-ee-um: Lark-
Dendrobium (tree-life, for its growth
without soil, as in trees)-Den-droh-
Dendrochilum (tree-lip, for its epiphytic
growth, as in trees, and the lip-like
parts of the flowers) - Den-droh-kye-
Dendromecon (tree-poppy) -Den-droh-
mee-kon: Bush-poppy, Tree-poppy.
Dennstaedtia (for German botanist A.
W. Dennstaedt) - Den-stet-ee-uh:
Dentaria (pertaining-to-the-teeth, for
root form)-Den-/ay-ree-uh: Tooth-
Desmanthus (bundle-flower) - Des-
Desmodium (chain-like, for its jointed
pods) - Des-moh-dee-um: Tick tre-
Deutzia (for Dutchman Johann van der
Deutz) - Dewt-see-uh.
Dianella (diminutive of Diana, myth-
ical goddess) - Dye-an-nell-uh.
Diascia (to adorn)-Dye-ass-see-uh.
Dicentra (two-spur, as to flowers) -
Dye-sent-ruh: Bleeding-heart (D.