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
THYMELAEACEAE (La)
Daphne Family(Wf)
thymum, = thyme; -ellum, = diminutive.
(ld, BL)
GNIDIA (Oe)
Saffron Bush(Le) Saffraan (Pza) Aandbossie
Gnidia, = a greek name for Daphne.** The genus Gnidia was named by Linnaeus, but it is not clear where it came from or why he chose it. It is perhaps a Greek word for Daphne or laurel, or it is possibly derived from the old Greek name for Knossos in Crete, Knidiossos was one version. Both common names are Afrikaans, aandbossie means 'night or evening-scented bush', and juffertjie-roer-by-die-nag means literally 'young-lady-gad-about-at-night'. Both are generic names given to many plants with night-scented flowers, and the latter name is more strictly used for Struthiola species.
(M, Pza)
LACHNAEA (G)
Mountain Carnation(Le) Bergangalier Letjiesbos
lachnē, = soft woolly hair, down, the soft nap or pile on cloth, sheep’s-wool; -eus, = indicates material or colour or resemblance in quality. (downy calyx)
(LS, BL, Le)
PASSERINA (La)
Ganna Bush (Le)
passer, = a sparrow; -inus, = indicating material or colour, hence possession or resemblance. passerinus, = of or fit for a sparrow. (black seeds resembling a sparrow’s beak)
(ld, BL, Le)
STRUTHIOLA (G, La)
Featherhead(Le) Katstertjie Veertjie
strouthos, = any small bird, especially, a sparrow; -ulus, = diminutive. (possibly the seed resembles a small beak) Struthion, = Soapwort – a plant called Fullers-Herb (1706).
(LS, BL, Le, Ox)