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
CARYOPHYLLACEAE (G)
Carnation Family(Wf)
caryon, = the nut; phyllon, = a leaf. caryophyllon, = the clove-pink.
(LS, Ox)
CERASTIUM (G)
Mouse-ear(Le) Chickweed
ceras, = horn; -ium, = 'characteristic of'. (horned capsules)
(LS, BL, Le)
DIANTHUS (G)
Pink (Le)
dios, = godlike, excellent, mighty; divine, marvellous; anthos, = a flower, the bloom of a flower. (flower of Zeus**; probably referring to the scent)
(LS, Le)
petros, = a piece of rock, a stone; ragas, ragades, = rent/s, chink/s. (possibly a reference to the brown stone-like calex of a single bud at the end of a stem from which the petals emerge)
(LS, Ox, LB)
POLYCARPON (G)
Allseed(Le) Naaldvrug
polys, polle, poly, = (of number ), many; (of size), heavy; (of value), much; carpos, = fruit.
(LS)
SILENE (G, La)
Catchfly(Le) Campion
Σέίληνός, Silenus,** = the tutor and constant attendant of Bacchus; represented a baldhead, with short horns and a flat nose, as drunken, lascivious, and mounted on an ass. sialon, = spittle, foam from the mouth,saliva, slava. (sticky secretion of stems which entrap small insects)
(ld, LS, Le)
sperma, = that which is sown, seed; gua, = piece of land, field; -ulus, = diminutive. speiro, = to scatter like seed, fling, throw about. -arius, = indicates connection or possession. (resembles SPERGULA (q.v.))
(LS, BL, Le)
STELLARIA (La)
Chickweed (Le)
stella, = a star; -aria, = resembles, like. stellaris, = of or belonging to a star, starry. (stellate, starry, i.e. with narrow divisions radiating from a centre like the rays of a star) (shape of the flower)
(ld, BL, Le)
CORRIGIOLA (La)
Strapwort (Le)
corrigo, conrigo, conrexi, = to make straight, set right, bring into order; -olus, = diminutive.
(ld, BL)
SPERGULA (G)
Spurry(Le)
sperma, = that which is sown, seed; gua, = piece of land, field; -ulus, = diminutive. speiro, = to scatter like seed, fling, throw about. (species wide distribution)
(LS, BL, Le)