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Genus: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
ELEGIA (G)

Family: RESTIONACEAE
elegos, = a song of mourning, a lament. (song of lamentation)
(LS, Le)
Elegia deusta (La)
Small Millet Reed(Vo)
Location: (F, K)
dē -.= down; (downwards, outwards, from) ustus, urere, = to burn. deuro, deustum, = to burn down, or up, consume. (burned, scorched) In Latin dē- had also the function of reversing the action of the verb: thus ‘deustum’ indicates “fire-resistant”. (eg. the plant is among the first to resprout after fire)
(Ws, BL, Ox, Fp)

The 2516 species, 625 genera and 172 families of plants have been compiled from the lists of the plants:

  • of the Hermanus Botanical Society compiled by Lee Burman, for the plants in the Fernkloof Nature Reserve, and the Vogelgat Private Nature Reserve, Hermanus
  • of Mark Johns, Director of the Kogelberg Reserve, and of COASTEC, environmental consultants, for the plants in the Kogelberg Nature Reserve, Betty’s Bay, in the WesternCape Province, South Africa.

Suggestions for improvements to the lists and comments would be welcomed.