Species within a genus

Genus: 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
GEISSORHIZA (G)
Wine Cup (Wf) Satin Flower(Le) Sysie
Family: IRIDACEAE
geisson, = anything projecting so as to shelter, the eaves of a roof, the cornice, coping; the hem of a garment; rhiza, = a root. (regular overlapping of the corm tunics in some species)
(LS, Le)
Geissorhiza aspera (La)
Blue Satinflower(Wf) Blousysie(PS)
Location: (F, K)
asper, = as affecting the sense of touch: rough, uneven; -um, = means ‘characteristic of’. asperum, = an uneven rough place. (rough to the touch because of prickles, uneven, harsh, rugged)
(ld, BL)
Geissorhiza bolusii

Location: (K)
For:- 1) Harry Bolus (1834-1911) or (2) Hermann Harry Bolus (1862-1930), son of Harry Bolus. Most taxa honor Bolus Sr.
(Ch)
Geissorhiza bryicola (G)
Syblom (Vo)
Location: (F)
bryo, = to be full of anything, swell or teem with, (to cause to burst forth). bruon, = moss; bryo-, = relating to mosses; -cola, = dweller (used only in compound words, as in agricola, = countryman). (found amongst moss on damp cliffs)
(LS, Ox, BL, LB)
Geissorhiza burchellii

Location: (F)
For William John Burchell (1781-1863).**
(Ch)
Geissorhiza cataractarum (La)
Syblom (Vo)
Location: (F, K)
cataracta, = a waterfall; -arum, = of. (growing under waterfalls)
(ld, BL, LB)
Geissorhiza hesperanthoides (G)
Syblom (Vo)
Location: (F, K)
Hesperus, = the spirit of the evening star, said to be the son or brother of Atlas. (evening) anthos, = a flower, the bloom of a flower; -oides, = like, resembling, having the form or nature of Hesperantha (q.v.).
(Pg, BL, LS)
Geissorhiza hispidula (La)
Syblom (Vo)
Location: (F)
hispidus, = hairy, bristly; -idus, = indicates a state or action in progress (‘-ish’); (hispid, covered with coarse rigid erect hairs or bristles harsh to the touch) -ulus, diminutive. (with short bristly hairs)
(ld, BL)
Geissorhiza imbricata subsp. imbricata (La)

Location: (F, K)
imber, = rain, shower of rain; imbrex, = a hollow tile, gutter tile, pantile (used in roofs for the purpose of leading off the rain); -atus, = indicates possession or likeness. imbricatim, = in the form of a gutter-tile. (when parts lie over each other in regular order, like tiles upon the roof of a house) (referring to the bracts and sepals)
(ld, BL)
Geissorhiza inflexa (La)
White Satinflower(Wf) Witsyblom(PS)
Location: (F, K)
in-, = in, into, for, contrary; flexus, = a bending, turning, winding. inflexus, = a bending, curving, inflexing. (bent inwards)
(BL, ld)
Geissorhiza juncea (La)

Location: (K)
jungo, = to join or unite together, connect, attach, fasten, yoke, harness; juncus, = a twig resembling a rush; -eus, =indicates material or colour resemblance in quality. junceus, = made of rushes, rush-; like a rush.
(ld, BL)
Geissorhiza lithicola (G)

Location: (K)
lithos, = a stone; -cola, = dweller (used only in compound words, as in agricola, = countryman).
(LS, BL)
Geissorhiza nana (La)

Location: (F)
nanus, = a dwarf; (small)
(ld, BL)
Geissorhiza nubigena (La)

Location: (K)
nubes, nubis, = a cloud, a dark spot; for something unreal or unsubstantial, a phantom; geno, gigno, = to beget, bear, bring forth, produce; to beget, bear, bring forth, produce. nubigena, = cloud-born, born of clouds or a cloud. (The Centaurs, whom Ixion begot of a cloud, (see Ixios**))
(ld)
Geissorhiza ornithogaloides subsp, ornithogaloides (G)

Location: (K)
ornis, = a bird; ornith-,= pertaining to birds, bird-like; gala, = milk. (pigeon’s milk- (high fat, milk-like secretions produced in pigeons’ crops for feeding young. “Bird’s milk” was colloquial in Ancient Greek for something beautiful) -oides, = like, resembling, having the form or nature of.
(LS, BL, Le)
Geissorhiza ovata (La)
Pink Satin(Sw) Porcelain Satinflower (Wf)
Location: (F, K)
ovo, ovatus, = to exult, rejoice; a shouting, rejoicing; ovum, ovatus, = an egg; egg-shaped; having ovate spots; -atus, = indicates possession or likeness.
(ld, BL)
Geissorhiza parva (La)
Syblom (Vo)
Location: (F)
parvus, = little, small, petty, puny, inconsiderable. minor, = less, lesser, smaller, inferior. minimus, =, very small, very little; least, smallest. (little, small, puny)
(ld, BL)
Geissorhiza ramosa (La)

Location: (F, K)
ramus, = a branch, bough, twig; -osus, = indicates abundance or full or marked development. ramosus, = full of boughs, having many branches, braching, branchy. (branched)
(ld, BL)
Geissorhiza schinzii
Schinz's Satinflower (Wf)
Location: (F)
For Hans Schinz (1858-1941).**
(Ch)
Geissorhiza similis (La)

Location: (F)
similis, = like, resembling, similar.
(ld)
Geissorhiza tenella (La)

Location: (F)
tenuis, = thin, slight, slender, slim, meagre, lean; simple, plain, unadorned; (thin, fine, slender) -ella, = diminutive. tenellus, = somewhat tender or delicate. (delicate)
(ld, BL)
Geissorhiza umbrosa (La)

Location: (K)
umbra, = a shade, shadow; the dark part of a painting, shade, shadow; (shade, shadow) -osus, = indicates abundance or full or marked development.
(ld, BL)