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
COLCHICACEAE (G)
Gloriosa Family (Wf)
Colchis, = a province in Asia, east of the Black Sea, celebrated on account of the golden fleece and Medea; -icus, = indicates ‘belonging to’. colchicon, = meadow-saffron. colchicum, = a plant with a poisonous root, C. auctumnale. The name Colchis had reference to the poisonous arts of the legendary Medea** of Colchis.
(Ox, BL, ld)
BAEOMETRA (G)
Beetle Lily (Le)
baios, = little, slight, small, humble; metra, meter, = matrix, the womb. (fruit a capsule)
(LS, Le)
COLCHICUM (G)
Men-in-a-boat (Wf) Cup and Saucer(Le) Patrysblom
Colchis, = a province in Asis, east of the Black Sea, celebrated on account of the golden fleece and Medea; -icus, = indicates ‘belonging to’. colchicon, = meadow-saffron. colchicum, = a plant with a poisonous root: C. auctumnale. The name Colchis had reference to the poisonous arts of the legendary Medea of Colchis**.
(Ox, BL, ld)
ORNITHOGLOSSUM (G)
Snake Lily (Le)
ornis, = a bird; ornith-,= pertaining to birds, bird-like; glossa, = the tongue. (narrow tepals)
(LS, BL, Le)
WURMBEA
Spike Lily (Le)
For Christoph Carl Friedrich von Wurmb (1742 - 1782).**
(Ch)
ANDROCYMBIUM (G, La)
Men-in-a- boat(Wf) Cup and Saucer(Le) Patrysblom
Now COLCHICUM. aner, andrus, = man, of a man. cymba, = a boat, skif; (the boat of Charon which transported the dead); -ium, = ‘characteristic of’, hence indicates connection or resemblance.
(LS, ld, BL)
ONIXOTIS (G)
Water Phlox (Le)
onyx, = in plural , ‘the talons of a bird of prey’; in singular, of beasts of prey, ‘a claw’; ous, otis, = an ear. (clawed base of petals)
(LS, BL, Le)