Plant Names - page 30
Stanhopea (for the Earl of Stanhope) |
Stapelia (for Dutch physician-botanist
J. B. van Stapel) - Stap-peel-ee-uh:
Staphylea (cluster-of-grapes, for fruiting
habit) - Staf-il-lee-uh: Bladder-nut.
Statice-Stat-iss-ee: This genus is now
superseded by Armeria and Limo-
Stauntonia (for Sir G. L. Staunton) -
Steironema (sterile-thread, as to sta-
Stellaria (star-like, as to flowers) - Stel-
Stenocactus (slender-cactus) - Sten-oh-
Stenocarpus (narrow-fruit, as to fol-
licles) - Sten-oh-karp-us.
Stenoglottis (narrow-tongue, as to flower
lip) - Sten-oh-glot-iss.
Stenolobium (narrow-lobe, as to fruit)
- Sten-oh-loh-bee-um: Yellow-bells.
Stenotaphrum (narrow-trench, as to
grooves bearing spikelets) - Sten-oh-
taff-rum: St. Augustine-grass.
Stephanandra (crown-stamen, as to
stamen arrangement) - Steff-an-
Stephanotis (crown-worthy, as to sta-
men arrangement) - Steff-an-noh-
Sternbergia (for Bohemian Count Kas-
par Sternberg) - Stern-berj-ee-uh.
Stewartia (for plant patron John Stu-
art, Earl of Bute) - Stew-art-ee-uh.
Stokesia (for English botanist Jona-
than Stokes) - Stoh-kee-see-uh: |
Stranvaesia (for English botanist Wil-
Strelitzia (for Charlotte, Princess of
Mecklenburg-Strelitz) - Strel-lits-
Streptocarpus (twisted-fruit) - Strep-
Streptopus (twisted-stalk, as to flower
Streptosolen (twisted-tube, as to co-
Stylophorum (style-bearing, as to long-
lasting styles) - Stye-loff-or-um:
Styrax (for a kind of resin or gum)-
Succisa (cut off below, as to root ap-
pearance) - Suk-sye-suh.
Sutherlandia (for its cultivator James
Sutherland) - Suther-land-ee-uh.
Swainsona (for English horticulturist
Isaac Swainson) - Swain-soh-nuh.
as to fruit in clusters) - Sim-for-ik-
Symphyandra (for growing-together an-
Symphytum (grow-together, perhaps a
reference to wound-healing proper-
Symplocarpus (for growing-together-
fruit) - Sim-ploh-karp-us: Skunk-
Symplocos (interconnected, as to base
of stamens) - Sim-ploh-kos: Sweet-
Tabernaemontana (for German botanist
J. T. Tabernaemontanus)-Tab-ern-
Tacca-Tak-uh: Devil-flower (T. chan-
Taenidia (a technical reference to the
Tagetes (an old but misapplied name) -
Tamarix - Tam-ar-ix: Tamarisk (the
Tamus (a classical vine name) - Tay-
Tanacetum (the classical name)-Tan-
Taraxacum - Tar-rax-ak-um: Dandelion.
Taxodium (taxus-like, as to foliage)-
Tak-soh-dee-um: Bald-cypress (T. |
Taxus (the classical name) - Tax-us:
Tecomaria (tecoma-like) - Tek-om-
Tellima (anagram of mitella, which it
Templetonia (for Irish botanist John
Templeton) - Temple-toh-nee-uh:
Terminalia (for leaves borne on termi-
nal shoots) - Ter-min-nay-lee-uh:
Tropical- or Indian-almond, Myro-
Testudinaria (tortoise-like, as to above-
ground root shape) - Tes-tew-din-
nay-ree-uh: Hottentots-bread, Ele-