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
CELASTRACEAE (G)
Spike Thorn or Pendoring Family(Le)
celeo = to charm, bewitch, fascinate, beguile; -astrum, = indicates inferiority or incomplete resemblance, hence often applied to wild equivalent of a cultivated plant. kelastros = the name of a Mediterranean evergreen tree. Celastraceae (the staff-vine family) kelastros, = holly.
(LS, BL, I1, Le)
CASSINE
Cape Saffron (Le)
cassis, = a helmet, commonly of metal. From Timucua tribe of Florida Indians applied to some species of Ilex, which the local Cassine resembles. (also ILEX, especially Ilex vomitaria)
(ld, K3)
GYMNOSPORIA (G)
Pendoring (Le)
gymnos, = naked, unclad, unarmed; (naked, unclad, unarmed, stripped) spora, = seed, offspring, issue. (seed; in modern botany, ‘spore’.)
(LS, BL)
laurus, = a bay-tree, laurel-tree, laurel, sacred to Apollo; Lauridia sacred to ‘Daphne’**); -idia, = dimunitive.
(ld, Le, BL)
MAYTENUS
Maiten (Le)
From the Spanish/Chilean common name for maiten or mayton. (May-weed)
(K3, Ox)
PTEROCELASTRUS (G)
Cherrywood(Le) Kershout
pteron, = a feather, wings; kelastros, = holly. (wing + the genus CELASTROS; the fruit carry horn or wing-like outgrowths)
(LS, Le)
PUTTERLICKIA
Basterpendoring (Le)
For Aloys Putterlick (1810-1845).**
(Ch)
ROBSONODENDRON (G)
Sybas (Le)
For Dr. Norman Keith Bonner Robson (1928 ).** dendron, = a tree.
(Ch, BL)
MAUROCENIA
Hottentot Cherry(Le) Aasvöelbessie
For Giovanni Francesco Morosini (1658-1739).**
(Ch)