Dichorisandra (combination word re- |
ferring to its two groups or series of
anthers) - Dye-kor-iss-and-ruh.
Dicksonia (for English botanist James
Dickson) - Dik-soh-nee-uh.
Dicranostigma (two-headed-stigma) -
Dictamnus - Dik-tam-nus: Dittany,
Fraxinella, Gas-plant, Burning-bush.
Dictyosperma (netted-seed) - Dik-tee-
oh-sperm-uh. Princess palm.
Dieffenbachia (for German naturalist
E Dieffenbach) - Deef-en-bah-kee-
Dierama (funnel, as to shape of flower)
Diervilla (for French surgeon Dier-
ville) - Dye-er-vill-uh: Bush-honey-
Digitalis (finger-like, as to flower
shape) - Dij-it-fay-liss: Foxglove.
Dimorphotheca (for its two-formed seed-
cases) - Dye-mor-foh-rteek:-uh:
Dionaea (for mythical Venus) - Dye-
Dioscorea (for Greek herbalist Dios-
condes) - Dye-os-koh-ree-uh: Yam.
Diosma (divine-odor) - Dye-ow-muh.
Diospyros (Zeus-grain, for its edible
fruit) - Dye-oss-pihr-os: Persim-
Dipelta (two-shield, for two shield-like
flower bracts) - Dye-pelt-uh
Diphylleia (two-leaf, for its two un-
usual leaf forms) - Dye-fil-lee-uh:
Umbrella-leaf (D. cymosa).
Dipladenia (double-gland, as to nec-
taries ) -Dip-lad-deen-ee-uh.
Diplotaxis (double arrangement, pre-
sumably of some parts) - Dip-loh-
Dipsacus-Di p-sak-us: Teasel.
Dipteronia (double-winged, as to fruits)
Dirca (named for a fountain near an-
cient Thebes) - Dirk-uh: Leather-
Discocactus (disk-cactus) - Disk-oh-
Disocactus (two-formed-cactus)-Dye- |
Disphyma (two-nodule, as to tubercles
of fruit cells) - Dis-fye-muh.
Disporum (double-seed, as to two-
ovuled cells) - Dis-poh-rum: Fairy-
Dizygotheca (for its doubled anther cells)
- Dye-zye-goh-theek-uh: False-aralia
Dodecatheon - Doh-dek-kayth-ee-on:
Shooting-star, American cowslip.
Dodonaea (for Dutch botanist Rembert
Dodoens) - Doh-doh-nee-uh
Dolichos - Dol-ik-oss: Hyacinth-bean
Doodia (for English botanist Samuel
Doryanthes (spear-flower) - Dor-ee-
Douglasia (for Scottish botanist David
Doxantha (glory-flower) - Dox-anth-
Dracaena (she-dragon) - Dras-seen-uh:
Dracunculus (little dragon) - Drak-
Drimys (acrid, as to flavor of bark\ -
Drosanthemum (dew-flower) - Dros-
Drosera (dewy) - Dross-er-uh: Sun-
Dryas (mythology: dryad, wood-
nymph) - Drye-ass.
Dryopteris (oak-feather, hence fern)
Duchesnea (for French botanist A. N.
Duchesne) - Dew-kess-nee-uh: In-
Duranra (for Roman herbalist C. Du-
rante) - Dew-rantuh.
Dyckia (for German botanist Saint-
Ecballium (a throwing out) - Ek-bal-ee- |
Eccremocarpus (pendant-fruit) - Ek-
Echeveria (for botanical illustrator
Echidnopsis (viper-like, as to serpen-
Echinacea (sea-urchin-like, spiny as to
bracts) - Ek-in-nay-see-uh. |
Echinocactus (spiny-cactus) - Ek-in-
oh-kak-tus. Echinocereus (spiny-
cereus) - Ek-in-
oh-seer-ee-us. Echinocystis (spiny-
bladder, for its
prickly fruit) -Ek-in-oh-sit-iss.
Echinopanax (spiny-panax) -Ek-in-oh-