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IFLOGA (La)
Naaldebos(Le)
Family: ASTERACEAE
Anagram of related genus Filago, which has a hairy pappus; filum, fili-, = a thread; -ago, = indicates resemblance or connection
(Le, Ws, BL)
ILEX
Holly (Le)
Family: AQUIFOLIACEAE
ilex, = a kind of oak, the holm oak or great scarlet oak. (Latin name for “Holm Oak”, the leaves of which are somewhat similar).
(ld, Le)
For Ferante Imperato (1550-1625).**
(Ch)
INDIGOFERA (La, G)
Indigo (Le)
Family: FABACEAE
The blue dye indigo is derived from Latin indicus, Greek indikos, referring to India; Indigofera tinctoria came from India. indicus, = of India, Indian; -icus, = indicates ‘belonging to’. indicum, = indigo, a blue pigment for dyeing and painting. fero, ferre, = to bear, carry, bring.
(Le, M, BL, ld)
inula, = a plant. (A plant so called by Pliny and other Roman writers ; identified by midiaeval herbalists with Elecampane, a corruption of Enula compana; compana, probably meaning ‘of the fields’. Horse-heal, Inula helenium (Linnæus adopted helenium as the specific name), with very large yellow radiate flowers, and bitter aromatic leaves and root, used as a tonic and stimulant.)
(Ws, Ox)
INULOIDES (was TRIPTERIS)
Windowseed (Wf) Bitou SkaapbosLe
Family: ASTERACEAE
INULA (q.v.) -oides, = like, resembling, having the form or nature of.
(Ws, BL)
IPOMOEA (G)
Morning Glory (Le)
Family: CONVALLARIACEAE = ERIOSPERMACEAE
ipos, = a strap; ips, = bindweed; (h)omoios, = like, resembling.
(LS, Le)
ISCHYRODON (G)
Moss()
Family: FABRONIACEAE
iskhuros, = stiff, firm, lasting, hard; odon, ontos, odons, = a tooth.
(LS)
iskhuros, = stiff, firm, lasting, hard; lepis, = a scale, husk, shell. (scale (of fish, snake), flake) (sheaths of plant)
(LS, BL, Le)
isos, = equal to, the same as, like; lepis, = a scale, husk, shell. (scale (of fish, snake), flake)
(LS, BL)
ITASINA (La)
Grass-Parsley (Le)
Family: APIACEAE
ita, = in this manner, in this wise, in such a way, so, thus; in the following manner; sinus, = a bent surface (raised or depressed), a curve,fold, a hollow. (recess, rounded inward curve between two projecting lobes, bay)
(ld, BL)
IXIA (G)
Ixia(Le) Kalossie
Family: IRIDACEAE
Ixia is a name in Greek and Latin for a plant also called CHAMELION (also meaning an inconstant or variable person), a kind of thistle yielding an acrid resin. ixia, = name of a plant noted for its variability of colour. Ixion**, was a Thessalian king, who ruled over the Lapiths. ixos, = mistletoe, viscum, birdlime. (viscous sap)
(Ox, M, PG, LS, Le)