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
SCROPHULARIACEAE (La)
Snapdragon Family(Wf)
scrofa, = a breeding sow (supposed to be subject of the disease scrofula) scrofulǣ, = a swelling of the glands in the neck, scrofula; -ula, = diminutive.
(Ox, ld, BL)
Resembling Chenopodium, weedy herbs from Europe and Asia. Chenopodium = chēn, = a gander, goose; pous, podos, = a foot; -opsis, = aspect, appearance, hence ‘resemblance’.
(Le, LS, BL)
DIASCIA (G)
Twinspur(Le) Horinkies (Wf) Diascia
dis, = twice, double; askon, = a leathern bag, a wineskin. (two lateral corolla pouches)
(LS, Le)
DISCHISMA (G)
False Slugwort(Le) Basterslakblom
di-, = two; dis, = twice, double; schiz, schizo, = to split, cleave; (split, cleft deeply divided) -ma, = often indicated the result of an action. (divided corolla lobe)
(LS, BL, Le)
FREYLINIA
Bell Bush(Le) Klokkiesbos
For Count L. de Freylino (Freylin).**
(Ch)
HEBENSTREITIA
Slugwort(Le) Slakblom
For Johann Christian Hebenstreit (1720-1791).**
(Ch)
HEMIMERIS (G)
Yellow Faces(Le) Geelgesiggie
(h)emi-, = half; meros, = part, share, portion. (allusion unclear) (the flower is cut away on one side, that is, lacking a spur)
(Ox, LS, Le, Cl)
HYOBANCHE (G)
Red Broomrape(Le) Katnael(Wf) Wolwekos Skilpadblom Cat's Claws
(h)us, (h)uos-, = a swine, pig, boar or sow; agchone, = throttleing, strangling, hanging; a rope for hanging, halter. ancho, = strangle; hence ‘–anche’, as ending of names of poisonous plants. (a term used for plant parasites that eventually kill their hosts)
(LS, BL, Le)
For James Britten (1846-1924).**
(Ch)
LYPERIA (G)
Widow's-Phlox(Le) Traanblommetjie
lype, = grief, distress, suffering, sad plight; luperos, = painful; -ium, = ‘characteristic of’, hence indicates connection or resemblance.
(LS, BL)
MANULEA (La)
Finger-Phlox(Le) Vingertjies
manus, = a hand; -ulus, = diminutive. manuleus, = the long sleeve of a tunic. (appearance of five upright corolla lobes)
(ld, BL, Le)
MICRODON (G)
Cat's-Tail Bush(Le) Katstertbos
mikros, = little, small; petty, mean, trivial insignificant; odon, ontos, odons, = a tooth; -odon, = tooth, toothed. (small teeth) (the calyx is 5-toothed)
(LS, BL, LB)
NEMESIA (G)
Cape Snapdragon(Le) Kaapse Leeubekkie (Wf) Nemesia
nemeseia, = (Νέμεσίς) the feast of Nemesis,** just or deserved indignation, anger at anything unjust, righteous resentment nemo, = (ΝΕΜΩ) to dwell in, inhabit, occupy; nemos, = (νέμοσ) a wooded pasture, grove. Greek name used by Dioscorides,** ((circa 40 – 90 AD), Greek writer), for some similar plant, referring to their habitat.
(LS, Cl)
OFTIA
Lazy Bush(Le) Sukkelbossie
Obscure; most authorities credit the name to Michael Adanson (1727 - 1806), who named the species after a friend M. Oft. The name was unexplained.
(K3)
PHYLLOPODIUM (G)
Capewort(Le) Opslag
phyllon, = a leaf; pous, podos, = a foot. (the base of a leaf stalk or main axis of a leaf) (shape of leaves)
(LS, Ox, Le)
PSEUDOSELAGO (G)
Powderpuff (Le)
ppseudo, = to be mistaken, be false; (resembling but not equalling) + SELAGO. selago, = the club-moss resembling the savin-tree, Lycopodium selago; (these herbs or sub-shrubs are closely related to the genus SELAGO (q.v.))
(LS, Ox, ld, K3)
SELAGO (La)
Bitter Bush(Le) Aarbossie
selago, = the club-moss resembling the savin-tree, Lycopodium selago; (An ancient name for the club moss, the small leaves give members of this genus a superficial resemblance to the club moss) Ancient name for LYCOPODIUM (q.v.). Linnaeus thought there to be a likeness between leaves of these taxa.
(ld, M, Le)
SUTERA
Skunk Bush(Le) Stinkbossie
For Johann Rudolf Suter (1766-1827).**
(Ch)
TEEDIA
Lilac Berry (Le)
For Johann Georg Teede (fl.1896).**
(Ch)
ZALUZIANSKYA
Drumsticks(Le) Verfblommetjie
For Adam Zalusiansky von Zaluzian (1558-1613).**
(Ch)
chēn, = a gander, goose, named from its wide bill; chaino, = to yawn, gape, open wide; stoma, = the mouth.
(LS)
MELASPHAERULA (G)
Fairy Bell(Le) Baardmannetjie. Feeklokkie
melas, = black, dark, gloomy, dusky, murky; sphaira, = a ball, a sphere, globe; (globose, spherical) -ulus, = diminutive.
(LS, BL)