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
METALASIA (G)
Flowerbush (Wf) Blombos (Le)
Family: ASTERACEAE
meta, = backwards, reversely; lasios, = shaggy with hair or wool, hairy. (the leaves)
(LS, Le)
Metalasia bodkinii

Location: (K)
For Prof. Alfred A. Bodkin (1847-1930).**
(Ch)
Metalasia brevifolia (La)
Blombos(PS)
Location: (K)
brevis, = short, little, of small extent; small, narrow; low; brief; folium, = a leaf. (short leaves)
(ld, BL)
Metalasia cephalotes (G)
Blombos(PS) Rooiblombossie
Location: (K)
cephale, = the head; cephalis, = a little head or bulb; -otes, = indicates a special feature.
(LS, BL)
Metalasia confusa (La)

Location: (K)
confundo, confusus, = brought into disorder, confused, perplexed, disorderly. (easily mistaken for another species)
(ld, K3)
Metalasia cymbifolia (La)
Thick-leaved Blombos (Vo)
Location: (F)
cymba, = a boat, skif; (the boat of Charon which transported the dead; folium, = a leaf.
(ld)
Metalasia densa (La)
Common Flowerbush(Wf) Blombos (PS)
Location: (F, K)
densus, = thick, dense; thickly set with, covered with, full of.
(ld)
Metalasia erubescens (La)
Fine leaved Blombos (Sw)
Location: (F)
erubesco, = to grow red, to redden; -escens, = indicates process of becoming, hence not fully achieved resemblance, often expressed by the termination ‘-ish’. (reddening, blushing, rose)
(ld, BL)
Metalasia inversa (La)

Location: (F)
inverto, inversus, = to turn upside down, turn about, to uset, invert; turned upside down, inverted. (turned upside down or turned about)
(ld, BL)
Metalasia lichtensteinii

Location: (K)
For Martin Heinrich Karl von Lichtenstein (1780-1857).**
(Ch)
Metalasia muricata (La)
Blombos(PS) Witsteekbossie
Location: (F, K)
murex, = the purple-fish,; the purple dye, purple, made from the juice of the purple-ish; MUREX, a genus of mollusc, which has a shell with short hard points; -atus, = indicates possession or likeness. muricatus, = shaped like a purple-fish, pointed. (muricate, i.e. rough with short hard points like the shell of MUREX)
(ld, BL)
Metalasia quinqueflora (La)

Location: (K)
quinque, = five; flos, floris, = a blossom, flower.
(ld)
Metalasia riparia (La)

Location: (K)
ripa, = the bank of a stream; -arium, = indicates where something is done or a container. riparius, = that frequents the banks of rivers.
(ld, BL)
Metalasia seriphiifolia (La)
Fine-leaved Blombos (Vo)
Location: (F, K)
Seriphus, = A small and unimportant island, one of the Cyclades, now Seriphos. seriph, = old French, obscure origin. One of the fine cross-strokes used at the top or bottom of a letter. The genus SERIPHIUM, (q.v.) folium, = a leaf.
(BL, Ox, ld)
Metalasia tenuifolia (La)

Location: (K)
tenuis, = thin, slight, slender, slim, meagre, lean; simple, plain, unadorned; (thin, fine, slender) folium, = a leaf.
(ld, BL)