Genera within a family

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
APIACEAE (G, Skr)
Carrot Family(Wf)
apis, = a bee. apium, = parsley, esp. liked by bees; an umbilliferous plant of several species (mountain-parsley, celery etc.). the leaves of one species (water parsley, our celery, the Apium graveolens) were used by the ancients for garlands, on account of their strong fragrance.
(ld)
ANNESORHIZA (G)
Anyswortel (Le)
anisum, from annison, = under which the Greeks seem to have included the two plants, Anise and Dill. When these were discriminated anisum and anethum were utilised in Latin to distinguish them; rhiza, = root. (flavour of tuberous rootstock, used in food)
(Ox, Le)
APIUM (G, Skr)
Parsley(Le)
apis, = a bee. apium, = parsley, esp. liked by bees; an umbilliferous plant of several species (mountain-parsley, celery etc.). the leaves of one species (water parsley, our celery, the Apium graveolens) were used by the ancients for garlands, on account of their strong fragrance.
(ld)
ARCTOPUS (La, G)
Sandholly (Wf) Platdoring (Le)
arctos, = a bear; pous, = a foot. (flat leaf resembles shape of a bear's paw)
(LS, Le)
CENTELLA (G, La)
Pennywort(Le) Varkoortjies
kenos, = empty, fruitless, bereft of; -ella, = diminutive; slightly. (origin uncertain) (probably alluding to the small, pointed styles)
(LS, BL, Le, Cl)
CHAMAREA (Ks)
Cape Caraway(Le) Vinkelwortel
chamere, = a kind of umbellifer. An 'umbel' is a flower cluster in which stalks nearly equal in length spring from a common centre and form a flat or curved surface such as in carrots. [Latin: 'umbella' = sunshade]
(J, K3, Ox)
DASISPERMUM (G)
Duineseldery (Le)
dasys, = thick with hair, hairy, rough; downy; sperma, = that which is sown, seed.
(LS)
GLIA (G, Ks)
Dronkwortel() Moerwortel
glia, = glue. gli, = the plant is so-called by the Khoisan, who prepared an inebriating liquor from the roots - providing great glee!
(Ox, K3)
HERMAS
Tinderleaf (Wf) Tontelblaar (Le)
W.P.U. Jackson proposed that it might commemorate Hermas, the 1st or 2nd century author of the work called The Good Shepherd, a work treated with great authority in ancient times and ranked with the Holy Bible, but there is no evidence for this. This genus Hermas in the Apiaceae was published in 1771 by the Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus.
(Ch)
ITASINA (La)
Grass-Parsley (Le)
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)
LICHTENSTEINIA
Kalmoes (Le)
For Martin Heinrich Karl von Lichtenstein (1780-1857).**
(Ch)
NANOBUBON (La)
Bergseldery (Le)
nanus, = a dwarf; (small) boubon, = the groin, a swelling in the groin. An inflamed swelling or abscess in the glandular parts of the body, esp. the groin or armpits, which was an ordinary symptom of the plague in the 17th c. – bubo plague. (name alludes to similarity with Notobubon and difference in habit)
(ld, BL, Ox, Mg)
NOTOBUBON (G)
Bush Parsley (Wf)
notos, = the, south; (southern) boubon, = the groin, a swelling in the groin. An inflamed swelling or abscess in the glandular parts of the body, esp. the groin or armpits, which was an ordinary symptom of the plague in the 17th c. – bubo plague. (was once part of genus Bubon)
(LS, BL, Ox, An)
TORILIS (G)
Hedge Parsley (Le)
ttoreo, = to bore, pierce; -ilis, = indicates capacity or ability, hence a property or quality.
(LS, BL)
PEUCEDANUM (G)
Bergseldery (Le)
peuce, peukina = the fir, of the fir; edanos, = eatable. peucedanon, = the herb, hogg’s fennel. (Greek name for Ferula, the “hoggs fennel” a closely related genus)
(LS, Ox, Le)