Genera within a family

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RESTIONACEAE (La)
Restio or Thatching ReedFamily(Le)
restis, = a rope, cord. -io, = indicates the abstract or general result of an action. (early settlers used ‘restios’ for rope)
(ld, BL, Le)
calos, = beautiful, fair; -opsis, = aspect, appearance, hence ‘resemblance’.
(LS, BL)
canna, = a reed, cane; -omoios, = -like, resembling.
(LS)
ceras, = a horn; -atus, = indicates possession or likeness. caryon, = the nut; -ium, = ‘characteristic of’, hence indicates connection or resemblance. (the fruit)
(LS, BL, Le)
chondros, = a corn, grain, groat; like groats petalos, = spreadout, unfolded, broad, flat. petalon, = a leaf. (in modern botany, petal)
(LS, BL)
elegos, = a song of mourning, a lament. (song of lamentation)
(LS, Le)
(h)upo, = under, beneath; (below, under, beneath) diskos, = a round plate, quoit. (lobed disc that crowns the ovary in some species)
(LS, BL, Le)
iskhuros, = stiff, firm, lasting, hard; lepis, = a scale, husk, shell. (scale (of fish, snake), flake) (sheaths of plant)
(LS, BL, Le)
For Maxwell Tylden Masters (1833-1907).** -ellus, = diminutive.
(Ch)
For Neville Stuart Pillans (1884-1964).**
(Ch)
platys, = flat, wide, broad; caulos, = the stalk or stem of a plant.
(LS, ld)
rrestis, = a rope, cord; -io, = indicates the abstract or general result of an action. (early settlers used ‘restios’ for rope)
(ld, BL, Le)
For Johan Heinrich Julius Staberoh (1785 1857).**
(Ch)
thamnos, = a bush, shrub; khortos, = grass, hay. (branched sterile branches)
(LS, Le)
For Karl Ludwig Willdenow (1765-1812).**
(Ch)
anthos, = a flower, the bloom of a flower. khortos, = grass, hay.
(LS)
askos, = a leathern bag, a wineskin; -idium, = diminutive. sperma, = that which is sown, seed.
(LS)
rhodon-, = the rose; rhodo-, = rose-, rosy-red; come, = the hair; the foliage, leaves of trees. coma, = the hair of the head. (tuft of hair) (terminaal clusters of reddish inflorescences)
(LS, BL, Ws, Le)
soror, = a sister; the Muses; a female friend, playmate or companion; vetus, = old; of long-standing, aged.
(ld)