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
GNIDIA (Oe)
Saffron Bush(Le) Saffraan (Pza) Aandbossie
Family: THYMELAEACEAE
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)
Gnidia anomala (La)

Location: (F, K)
anomalos, -us = (ανωμαλός) deviating from the general rule, irregular, anomalous.
(ld)
Gnidia coriacea (La)

Location: (K)
corium, = skin, hide, leather; (skin, rind or covering) -aceus, = indicates resemblance. coriaceous, = of leather. (coriaceous, leathery)
(ld, BL)
Gnidia decurrens (La)

Location: (K)
de-, = downwards, outwards, from; curro, currens, = to run, to move quickly, to hasten; to traverse. decurro, = to run down from a higher point; to flow, move. (decurrent)
(BL, ld)
Gnidia flanaganii

Location: (K)
For Henry George Flanagan (1861-1919).**
(Ch)
Gnidia galpinii
Yellow Stripper (Vo)
Location: (F, K)
For Ernest Edward Galpin (1858-1941).**
(Ch)
Gnidia humilis (La)
Little Stripper (Vo)
Location: (F, K)
humus, humi, = the earth, the ground, the soil; on the ground; -ilis, = indicates capacity or ability. Hence a property or quality. humilis, = on the ground, i.e. low, lowly, small, slight.
(ld, BL)
Gnidia juniperifolia (La)
Golden Saffronbush (Wf)
Location: (F, K)
juniperus, = the juniper tree; folium, = a leaf. Juniperinus communis, is a hardy spreading shrub or low tree, having awl-shaped prickly leaves and bluish-black or purple berries, with a pungent taste.
(ld, Ox)
Gnidia laxa (La)

Location: (K)
laxus, = wide, loose, open. (flaxid, loose, i.e. with parts distinct and apart from one another or in an open or loose arrangement)
(ld, BL)
Gnidia nana (La)

Location: (F)
nanus, = a dwarf. (small)
(ld, BL)
Gnidia oppositifolia (La)
Gonnatou(PS) Buttonhole Saffronbush (Wf)
Location: (F, K)
oppositus, = opposite, contradictory propositions, opposites; folium, = a leaf. (opposite-leaved)
(ld, BL)
Gnidia penicillata (La)
Blue Paint Brush (Vo)
Location: (F, K)
penicillus, = a painter’s brush or pencil; -cellus, -cillus = diminutive; -atus, = indicates possession or likeness. (shaped like a a pencil or an artist’s camel-hair brush; brush-like tuft of hairs)
(ld, BL)
Gnidia pinifolia (La)
Resprouting Stripper(Vo) Pine-leaved Saffronbush (Wf)
Location: (F, K)
pinus, = a pine, pine-tree ; a fir, fir-tree; folium, = a leaf.
(ld)
Gnidia squarrosa (La)

Location: (F)
squaleo, = to be stiff or rough from slovenliness or want of care; to be filthy, neglected, squalid; -osus, = indicates abundance or full or marked development. squarrosus, = scurfy, scabby, scalled. (squarose, i.e. rough with scales, tips of bracts etc., projecting outwards usually at about 90º)
(ld, BL)
Gnidia subulata (La)

Location: (F, K)
subula, = an awl; a very small weapon; (a fine sharp point; literally, an awl) -atus, = indicates possession or likeness. (subulate, awl-shaped, i.e. tapering from a narrow or moderately broad base to a very fine point)
(ld, BL)
Gnidia tomentosa (La)

Location: (K)
tomentum, = a stuffing for cushions (e.g. of wool, hair, feathers, straw, etc.) (tomentose, matted woolly down on stems and leaves) -osus, = indicates abundance or full or marked development. (tomentose; thickly and evenly covered with short more or less appressed curled or curved matted hairs)
(ld, BL)