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BABIANA
Babiana(Le) Bobbejaantjie
Family: IRIDACEAE
Generic name is an anglicised version - "Babianer" - of the Afrikaans 'bobbejane'. Vernacular Dutch 'baviaantjie', or its Cape corruption 'bobbejaantjie' for small baboons. (baboons are partial to the corms).
(M, Le)
BAEOMETRA (G)
Beetle Lily (Le)
Family: COLCHICACEAE
baios, = little, slight, small, humble; metra, meter, = matrix, the womb. (fruit a capsule)
(LS, Le)
BARTHOLINA
Spider Orchid(Le)
Family: ORCHIDACEAE
For Thomas Bartholin (1616-80).**
(Ch)
For John Bartram (1699-1777).**
(Ch)
After Johann Bartsch (1709 - 1738).**
(Ch)
Named after Ferdinando Bassi (1710-1774).**
(Ch)
BERKHEYA
Wild Thistle (Wf) Dissel (Le)
Family: ASTERACEAE
After M.J. Lefranq van Berkhey (1729 - 1812).**
(Ch)
BERZELIA
Buttonbush (Wf)
Family: BRUNIACEAE
For Count Jacob J. Berzelius, (1779 - 1845).**
(Ch)
BLECHNUM (G)
Deer Ferns (Le)
Family: BLECHNACEAE
blechon, = pennyroyal. blechnon, = a fern.
(LS, Pza)
BOBARTIA
Rush Iris (Wf) Rush Lily(Le) Blombiesie
Family: IRIDACEAE
For Jacob Bobart (1599-1680), and his son, Jacob Bobart the Younger (1641-1719)**.
(Ch)
BOLUSAFRA (La)
Tar Pea(Wf) Teer-Ertjie (Le)
Family: FABACEAE
For Harry Bolus F.L.S. (1834 - 1911);** -afra, = pertaining to Africa.
(Ch, BL)
BONATEA
Phantom Orchid (Wf)
Family: ORCHIDACEAE
For Guiseppe Antonia Bonato (1753 - 1836).**
(Ch)
BRABEJUM (G)
Wild Almond(Wf) Wilde-Amandel (Le)
Family: PROTEACEAE
brabeion, = a prize at the games. (scepter; the shape of the inflorescence looks like a crown of laurel leaves which the Brabejum somewhat resembles; a prize awarded at the Pythian games held at Delphi)
(LS, Le)
BRACHYCARPAEA (G)
Wild Stock(Le) Bergviool
Family: BRASSICACEAE
brachys, = short, few, little; carpos, = fruit. (with short fruit)
(LS, BL)
BRACHYLAENA (G)
Bitterblaar (Le)
Family: ASTERACEAE
brachys, = short, few, little; laena, = a lined upper garment, cloak, mantle. chlainion, = a small cloak. (involucre of bracts shorter than the florets)
(LS, ld, Le)
brachys, = short, few, little; pous, podos, = a foot. -ius, = means ‘characteristic of’, hence indicates connexion or resemblance. (sessile spilkelets)
(LS, BL, Le)
brachys, = short, few, little; siphon, = a tube.
(LS)
Named after Johann Christian Breutel (1788-1875)**.
(Ch)
BRIZA (G)
Quaking Grass (Le)
Family: POACEAE
brizō, = to nod, slumber, sleep.
(LS)
BROMUS (G)
Brome (Le)
Family: POACEAE
broma, = that which is eaten, food. (oat-like grasses)
(LS, Ox)
BRUNIA
Snowbush (Wf)
Family: BRUNIACEAE
For Dr. Alexander Brown (fl. 1692 - 1698)**
(Ch)
BRUNSVIGIA
Candelabra Lily(Wf) Kandelaar
Family: AMARYLLIDACEAE
For Karl [Carl] Wilhelm Ferdinand (1713-1780), Duke of Brunswick-Lunenburg.**
(Ch)
bryo, = to be full of anything, swell or teem with, (to cause to burst forth). bruon, = moss; morphē, = form, shape, figure. [See Morpheus**] (moss like habit)
(LS, Ox, PG, Le)
BULBINE (La)
Bulbine(Le) Kopieva
Family: ASPHODELACEAE
bulbus, = a bulb, bulbous root, an onion; -inus, = indicating material or colour, hence possession or resemblance.
(ld, BL)
BULBINELLA (La)
Cat's Tail(Wf) Bulbinella(Le) Katstert
Family: ASPHODELACEAE
bulbus, = a bulb, bulbous root, an onion; -inus, = indicating material or colour, hence possession or resemblance; -ella, -ellus, = diminutive.
(ld, BL)