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ZALUZIANSKYA
Drumsticks(Le) Verfblommetjie
Family: SCROPHULARIACEAE
For Adam Zalusiansky von Zaluzian (1558-1613).**
(Ch)
ZANTEDESCHIA
Arum Lily(Le) Varkoor
Family: ARACEAE
For Professor Giovanni Zantedeschi (1773-1846).**
For Joseph Zehner.**
(Ch)
ZYGOPHYLLUM (G)
Twinleaf(Le) Spekbos
Family: ZYGOPHYLLACEAE
zugon, = yoke; ‘the prefix ..... refers to conjugation’; phyllon, = a leaf. (leaves bifoliate and appear yoked together)
(LS, Ox, Le)
ZYRPHELIS (G)
Plume Aster (Wf) Pluimastertjie (Le)
Family: ASTERACEAE
sur- = super-; filum, = thread; filare, = to thread. (Surfle, is to embroider; to paint or wash (the face etc.) with a cosmetic = ‘purfle’:- perfilare, = (a) to purfle; to border; to decorate with an ornamental border; (b) to give to leaves, flowers, etc. a border or edge of a particular kind; to ornament with such a border. phelex,= deceiver, name of a wild-fig, which seems ripe when it is not. Name origin not clear. (but Le adds description: ‘fruits with thread-like hairs, pappus of ray and disc florets similarly plumose’) (Possible misspelling of Zephyr**, the mythological god of the West wind and lover of Flora)
(Ox, LS, Le, Cl)