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
APOCYNACEAE (G)
Milkweed Family(Wf)
apo-, api- , = from, away from, out of, asunder, free; kuon, = a dog (as a word of reproach).
(BL, ld)
ASCLEPIAS (G)
Milkweed (Le)
After Asklepios**.
(K3)
aspis, = a shield; -idion, = diminutive. glossa, = the tongue. (deeply lobed corolla resembling a forked tongue)
(LS, BL, Le)
a-, an-, = denotes privative, negative; a-, = without, not, -less, un-; stephanos, = that which encircles; a crown, wreath. (a kind of diadem or coronet, represented in statuary as worn by the goddess Hera and other deities; also worn by military commanders) -anus, = indicates position, connexion or possession by. (absence of a crown)
(Ox, LS, BL)
CYNANCHUM (G)
Buckhorn (Wf) Bokhoring (Le)
kuon, = a dog (as a word of reproach); agcho, agchone, = to strangle, throttle; -um, = indicates possibility or result of action. (toxicity of some species)
(LS, BL, Le)
eu-, = well; (good, well developed, normal, true) stege, = a roof; -ia, = means ‘characteristic of’, hence indicates connection or resemblance. (triple corolla)
(LS, BL, K3)
GOMPHOCARPUS (G)
Cottonbush (Wf) Katoenbos (Le)
gomphos, = a large wedge-shaped bolt or nail; (nail) carpos, = fruit.
(LS, BL)
MICROLOMA (G)
Firecracker Vine (Wf)
mikros, = little, small; petty, mean, trivial insignificant; loma, = the hem or border of a robe. (hem, fringe, border) (corolla tube has five tufts of deflexed hairs)
(LS, BL, Le)
ORBEA (La)
Carrion Flower (Wf)
orbis, = a ring, round surface, disk, hoop, orbit, orb, a circle; (ring, circle, orb) -eus, = indicates material or colour or resemblance in quality. (probably a reference to the well developed annulus)
(ld, BL, Le)
Derived from the Arabic name of Secamone aegyptica, “squamona”. squama, = scale (of a fish, serpent); sqamosus, = full uf or covered with scales, scaly, squamous.
(Le, ld)
oncos, = mass, bulk; in modern Greek, also tumour; (swollen, puffed out, bulky) nema, = that which is spun, thread, yarn, the thread of a spider’s web. (anthers carry ovate appendages)
(Ox, BL, LS, Le)