All families

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Family: 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
RANUNCULACEAE (La)
Anemone Family(Wf)
rana, = a frog; -ulus, = diminutive. (preference for marshy habitats, similar to frogs)
(ld, BL, Le)
RESEDACEAE (La)
Mignonette Family(Le)
reseda, = a plant, Reseda alba; resedo, = to assuage, heal. (species of mignonette which was believed to heal bruises)
(ld, Le)
RESTIONACEAE (La)
Restio or Thatching ReedFamily(Le)
restis, = a rope, cord. -io, = indicates the abstract or general result of an action. (early settlers used ‘restios’ for rope)
(ld, BL, Le)
RETZIACEAE
(Included in STILBACEAE family)()
For Anders Johan Retzius (1742-1821).**
(Ch)
RHAMNACEAE (La)
Jujube Family(Wf)
ramus, = a branch, bough or twig.
(ld)
RHIZOGONIACEAE (G)
Moss()
riza, = a root; rhiz-, = pertaining to roots, root-like organs; gonia, = a corner, angle. -gone, = reproductive organs; -ium, = diminutive.
(LS, BL)
RORIDULACEAE (La)
Dewstick Family(Le)
ros, roris, = dew; -idus, = indicates a state or an action in progress; -ula, = diminutive. (bedewed, dewey, appearing as if covered with fine dewdrops) (glistening, insect trapping glands)
(ld, BL, Le)
ROSACEAE (La)
Rose Family(Le)
rosa, = a rose; the rose-bush, rose-tree.
(ld)
RUBIACEAE (La)
Gardenia Family(Le)
rruber, ruberus, = red, ruddy; (referring to the colour of the roots)
(ld, K3)
RUPPIACEAE
Ditchgrass Family(Le)
For Heinrich Bernard Ruppius (1688-1719).**
(Ch)
For Ernst Julius Rusch (1867 - 1957).**
(Ch)
RUTACEAE (La)
Citrus Family(Wf)
rruta, = a bitter herb, rue.
(ld)