Species within a genus

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ASPALATHUS (G)
Cape Gorse (Wf)
Family: FABACEAE
aspalathos, = a scented shrub. (What plant is referred to in the early quotations is not certainly known. Johnson gives as his first definition, ‘A plant called the rose of Jerusalem or our lady’s rose.’)
(LS, Ox)
Aspalathus abietina (La)
Broom (Vo)
Location: (F, K)
abies = the silver-fir, Pinus picea; the tree as well as the wood of it; -inus, = indicating material or colour, hence possession or resemblance.
(ld, BL)
Aspalathus acanthiloba (G)

Location: (K)
acantha, = a thorn, prickle: hence a prickly plant, thistle; a thorny tree; lobos, = the lobe or lower part of the ear; (capsule or pod).
(LS, BL)
Aspalathus aciphylla (G)

Location: (K)
acis, = a point, barb; phyllon, = a leaf.
(LS)
Aspalathus acuminata subsp. acuminata (La)

Location: (F)
acuo, = to make sharp or pointed, to sharpen, whet; acumen, acuminis, = a point; -inus, = indicates possession or likeness; -atus, = indicates possession or likeness. (acuminate; tapering gradually or abruptly from inwardly curved sides into a narow point, sharpened)
(ld, BL)
Aspalathus angustifolia subsp. angustifolia (La)
Bossiestee (Sw)
Location: (F, K)
angustus, = narrow, strait, close, contracted, small, not spacious; folium, = leaf. (narrow-leaved)
(ld, BL)
Aspalathus araneosa
Molbossie(PS)
Location: (K)
aranea, = a spider; a spider’s web, cobweb; -osus, = indicates abundance or full or marked development; araneosus, = full of spiders’ webs, similar to cobwebs.
(ld, BL)
Aspalathus argyrella (G)

Location: (F, K)
arguros, = silver, of silver; -ellus, = diminutive.
(LS, BL)
Aspalathus aspalathoides (G)
Silvery Pea (Vo)
Location: (F, K)
aspalathos, = a scented shrub; -oides, = like, resembling, having the form or nature of.
(LS, BL)
Aspalathus batodes subsp. batodes (G)
Prickly Pea (Vo)
Location: (F)
batos, = a bramble or any prickly bush; -odes, = indicates resemblance.
(LS, BL)
Aspalathus biflora subsp. biflora (La)

Location: (K)
bis, bi-, = twice, twofold, having two-; flos, floris, = a blossom, flower.
(ld)
Aspalathus bracteata (La)

Location: (K)
bractea, brattea, = a thin plate of metal, gold-leaf; thin layers of wood, veneers; (bract) -atus, = indicates possession or likeness. bracteatus, = covered with gold-plate, gilt; shining only externally, gilded, delusive. (having bracts)
(ld, BL)
Aspalathus caledonensis (La)

Location: (F, K)
caledon, = Caledon; -ensis, = indicates country or place of growth or origin or else habitat.
(BL)
Aspalathus callosa (La)
Goldenhead Gorse (Wf)
Location: (F, K)
callum, = the hard skin or the hard flesh of plants; -osus, = indicates abundance or full or marked development. callosus, = with a hard skin, hard-skinned, thick-skinned, callous.
(ld, BL)
Aspalathus capensis (La)
Table Mountain Gorse (Wf)
Location: (F)
cape, = Cape of Good Hope; -ensis, = indicates country or place of growth, or origin or else habitat. (pertaining to the Cape of Good Hope; Cape Peninsula)
(BL)
Aspalathus ciliaris (La)
Hairy Pea (Vo)
Location: (F, K)
cilium, = an eyelid; cilium, = delicate hairs resembling eyelashes, especially such as form a fringe to the margins of leaves; -alis, -aris, = belonging or pertaining to, resembling, provided with. (fringed or surrounded with hairs or fine bristles)
(ld, Ox, BL)
Aspalathus citrina (G)

Location: (F)
citron, = citron; -inus, = indicating material or colour, hence possession or resemblance. (lemon yellow; the purest yellow without any brightness)
(LS, BL)
Aspalathus cliffortioides (La)

Location: (F)
After George Clifford (1685 - 1760)**. -oides, = indicates resemblance. (bearing a resemblance to CLIFFORTIA (q.v.))
(Ch, BL)
Aspalathus concava (La)

Location: (K)
concavus, = hollow, concave; arched, vaulted; bent, curved. (concave, curved inwards, hollowed out)
(ld, BL)
Aspalathus cordata (La)
Heart-leaved Gorse(Wf)
Location: (K)
cor, cordis = the heart; -atus, = indicates possession or likeness. (cordate; with two equal rounded lobes at the base)
(ld, BL)
Aspalathus crassisepala (La)

Location: (K)
crassus, = solid, thick, dense, fat, gross, etc.; sepalum, = sepal.
(ld, Ox)
Aspalathus crenata (La)

Location: (K)
crena, = incision, notch; (rounded tooth on leaf-margin) -atus, = indicates possession or likeness. (crenate, having rounded teeth, scalloped)
(Ox, BL)
Aspalathus cymbiformis (La)

Location: (K)
cymba, = a boat, skif; (the boat of Charon which transported the dead; forma, = form, contour, figure, shape, appearance. (boat-shaped: having the figure of a boat in miniature; that is to say, concave, tapering to each end, with a keel externally)
(ld, BL)
Aspalathus dasyantha (G)
Molbossie(PS)
Location: (K)
dasys, = thick with hair, hairy, rough; downy; anthos, = a flower, the bloom of a flower.
(LS)
Aspalathus divaricata subsp. divaricata (La)

Location: (K)
divarico, = to spread asunder, to stretch apart; to be spread out; -atus, = indicates possession or likeness. (divaricate; spreading asunder at a wide angle; turning off from any thing irregularly but at almost a right angle; as the branches of many things)
(ld, BL)
Aspalathus dunsdoniana (La)
Silky Pea (Vo)
Location: (F, K)
After Mr. L. Dunsdon (fl. 1934);** -anus, = belonging to, connected with, pertaining to, used to form adjectives from nouns, particularly from geographical and personal names.
(Ch, BL)
Aspalathus ericifolia subsp. ericifolia (La)
Heather-leaved Gorse (Wf)
Location: (F, K)
ERICA (q.v.); folium, = a leaf. (with leaves resembling those of ERICAS)
(ld, K3)
Aspalathus excelsa (La)
Sweet-scented Pea (Vo)
Location: (F, K)
excelsus, = elevated, lofty, high.
(ld)
Aspalathus filicaulis (La)

Location: (K)
filum, fili-, = a thread; caulis, = the stalk or stem of a plant. (with thread-like stem)
(ld, BL)
Aspalathus forbesii

Location: (F, K)
For John Forbes (1799 - 1823)**.
(Ch)
Aspalathus fusca (La)

Location: (F, K)
dark, swarthy, dusky, tawny. (a sombre brown, ‘brown tinged with greyish or blackish’ (Lindley). ‘very dark blackish brown’ (Dade), but often used to indicate darkness of clolour)
(ld, BL)
Aspalathus globosa (La)

Location: (K)
globus, = a round body, a ball, sphere, globe; -osus, = indicates abundance or full or marked development. globosus, = round as a ball, spherical, globose.
(ld, BL)
Aspalathus globulosa (La)

Location: (K)
gglobus, = a round body, a ball, sphere, globe; -ulus, = diminutive. globulus, = a little ball, a globule; -osus, = indicates abundance or full or marked development.
(ld, BL)
Aspalathus hispida subsp. hispida (La)
Wasblommetjie (Vo)
Location: (F, K)
hispidus, = rough, shaggy, hairy, bristly, prickly. -idus, = indicates a state or action in progress (‘-ish’). (hispid, covered with coarse rigid erect hairs or bristles harsh to the touch)
(ld, BL)
Aspalathus intervallaris (La)

Location: (F, K)
inter, = between, betwixt, among, amid, surrounded by; (between, among, in the midst of, surrounded by, during) valles, vallis, = a valley, vale. inter-vallum, = the open space within the mound or breastwork of a camp, the space between two palisades; -alis, -aris, = belonging or pertaining to, resembling, provided with.
(ld, BL)
Aspalathus juniperina subsp. juniperina (La)
Little Prickly Pea (Vo)
Location: (F, K)
juniperus, = the juniper tree; -inus, = indicating material or colour, hence possession or resemblance. 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, BL, Ox)
Aspalathus laricifolia subsp. laricifolia (La)

Location: (F)
larix, = a larch, larch-tree; (a well known conifer); folium, = a leaf. (the leaves resemble members of genus LARIX)
(ld, Ox, AB)
Aspalathus lebeckioides (La)

Location: (F)
For a Mr. H.J. Lebeck (? - 1800);** -oides, = like, resembling, having the form or nature of. (resembling the genus LEBECKIA (q.v.))
(Ch, BL)
Aspalathus linearis (La)
Red Bush Tea(PS) Rooibostee
Location: (K)
linea, linia, = a linen thread, a string, line; -alis, -aris, = belonging or pertaining to, resembling, provided with. linearis, = of or belonging to lines, consisting of lines, linear. (narrow, short,with the two opposite margins parallel)
(ld, BL)
Aspalathus linguiloba (La, G)

Location: (F, K)
llingua, = the tongue; -ula, = diminutive; ligula, lingula, = a little tongue, the tongue of a shoe, a shoe trap, shoe-latchet; a spoon or ladle; lobos, = the lobe or lower part of the ear; (capsule or pod). (in this case, possibly tongue-like leaves)
(ld, BL, LS, AB)
Aspalathus macrantha (La)
Largeflower Capegorse (PS)
Location: (F, K)
makros, = far stretching; tall, lofty, much; (long, large, great) anthos, = a flower, the bloom of a flower.
(LS, BL)
Aspalathus marginata (La)
Broad-leaved Pea (Vo)
Location: (F, K)
mmargo, marginis, = an edge, brink, border, margin; -atus, = indicates possession or likeness. (margined)
(ld, BL)
Aspalathus microphylla (G)

Location: (F)
mikros, = little, small; petty, mean, trivial insignificant; phyllon, = a leaf.
(LS)
Aspalathus monosperma (G)

Location: (K)
monos, = alone, only; (alone, solitary) sperma, = that which is sown, seed. (one-seeded)
(LS, BL)
Aspalathus neglecta (La)

Location: (K)
neglego, neglectum, = to not heed, not trouble oneself about, not attend to, to slight, neglect, be regardless of, indifferent to. neglectus, = neglected, slighted, disregarded, despised. (neglected) (a neglected plant – considering that it was quite common; it was overlooked and only named comparatively recently)
(ld, BL, LB)
Aspalathus nigra (La)

Location: (F)
niger, -gra, -grum, = black, sable, dark, dusky; (black, especially glossy black) -a, -um, = ‘characteristic of’. nigrum, = a black spot.
(ld, BL)
Aspalathus oblongifolia (La)
Slender Pea (Vo)
Location: (F, K)
oblongus, = rather long, longish; oblong; folium, = a leaf.
(ld)
Aspalathus pachyloba villicaulis (G, La)

Location: (K)
pachys, = thick, large, stout; lobos, = the lobe or lower part of the ear; (capsule or pod). villus, = shaggy hair, a tuft of hair; (long weak hairs) caulis, = the stalk or stem of a plant.
(LS, BL, ld)
Aspalathus psoraleoides (G)

Location: (F)
PSORALEA (q.v.); -oides, = like, resembling, having the form or nature of.
(BL)
Aspalathus quinquefolia subsp. quinquefolia (La)
Silver Cape Gorse(Wf) Sieperbossie (PS)
Location: (F)
quinque, = five; folium, = a leaf. (probably refers to leaf being of five leaflets)
(ld, BL)
Aspalathus ramulosa (La)
Mini-branched Pea (Vo)
Location: (F, K)
ramus, = a branch, bough, twig; -ulus, = diminutive. -osus, = indicates abundance or full or marked development. (bearing branchlets,usually many)
(ld, BL)
Aspalathus retroflexa subsp. retroflexa (La)

Location: (F, K)
retro, = backwards, back; on the back side, behind; flexus, = a bending, turning, winding. retro-flecto, = to bend or turn back. (reflex, bent backwards)
(ld, BL)
Aspalathus sericea (La)
Geelkapelbos (PS)
Location: (F, K)
Sēres, = a people of Eastern Asia, (the modern Chinese), celebrated for their silken fabrics; -eus, =indicates material or colour or resemblance in quality. Sericus, = of or belonging to the Seres, Seric; silken. (sericious, i.e. silky with long straight close-pressed glossy hairs)
(ld, BL)
Aspalathus serpens (La)
Creeping Pea(Sw) Little Creeping Pea (Vo)
Location: (F, K)
serpo, = to creep, crawl. serpens, = a creeping thing, a creeper, crawler. (creeping)
(ld, BL)
Aspalathus stenophylla (G)

Location: (K)
stēnos, = narrow, strait; phyllon, = a leaf.
(LS)
Aspalathus stokoei

Location: (K)
For Thomas Pearson Stokoe (1868-1959).**
(Ch)
Aspalathus submissa (La)

Location: (F)
sub, = under, below, beneath, underneath; a little, somewhat, rather, slightly; (below, under, approaching, almost, somewhat, not completely, a little) mitto, missum, = to cause to go, let go, send, to send off, despatch. summitto, submissum, = to set, put, or place under or below; humble, submissive.
(ld, BL)
Aspalathus subtingens (La)

Location: (K)
sub, = under, below, beneath, underneath; a little, somewhat, rather, slightly; (below, under, approaching, almost, somewhat, not completely, a little) tingo, tinctum, = to wet, moisten, bathe with any liquid; to soak in colour, to dye, colour, tinge. tingens, = a dyer. (to dye; dyeing)
(ld, BL)
Aspalathus ternata (La)

Location: (K)
ter, = three times, thrice; nascor, natus, nasci, = to rise, take beginning, derive origin, spring forth, grow, be found. natus, = of plants, a growing, growth. (divided into threes)
(ld, An)