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
rrestis, = a rope, cord; -io, = indicates the abstract or general result of an action. (early settlers used ‘restios’ for rope)
(ld, BL, Le)
Restio albotuberculatus (L)

Location: (F)
albus, = white, properly dead white, not shining; (white, particularly a dull rather than a glossy white) tuber, = of plants, a knob, hard excrescence on wood; -culus, = diminutive; tuberculum, = a small swelling, bump, or protuberance; a boil, pimple, tubercle. -atus, = indicates possession or likeness.
(ld, BL)
Restio ambiguus (La)

Location: (F, K)
Now Soroveta ambigua
(PS)
Restio asperus (La)
Besemriet (Vo)
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)
Restio bifarius (La)
Big Brown Bugs(Vo) Light Brown Bugs
Location: (F, K)
bis, bi-, = twice, twofold, having two-; -farius, = -ranked, in a row. (leaves two-ranked) bifarius, = two-fold, double. (when things are arranged in two rows, the one opposite the other)
(ld, BL)
Restio bifidus (La)

Location: (F, K)
bis, bi-, = twice, twofold, having two-; findo, fidi, fissum = to cleave, split, part, separate, divide; a cleft, slit, fissure; (split-) bifidus, bis-findo, = cleft or divided into two parts. (divided; two-cleft to about halfway)
(ld, BL)
Restio bifurcus (La)

Location: (K)
bis, bi-, = twice, twofold, having two-; furca, = a two-pronged fork; of things shaped like a fork. bifurcus, bifurcum, = having two prongs or points, two-pronged; a fork. (twice forked)
(ld, BL)
Restio brachiatus (G)

Location: (K)
brachys, = short, few, little; -atus, = indicates possession or likeness. (having decussate branches provided with arms)
(LS, BL)
Restio burchellii
Small Blobs (Vo)
Location: (F, K)
For William John Burchell (1781-1863).**
(Ch)
Restio calcicola (La)

Location: (K)
calx, calcis, = limestone, lime; -cola, = dweller (used only in compound words, as in agricola = countryman).
(ld, BL)
Restio capensis [Was Ischyrolepis capensis] (La)
Loose Tips (Vo)
Location: (F, K)
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)
Restio clandestinus [Was Calopsis clandestina] (La)

Location: (K)
clandestinus, (from clam-des-tinus), = secret, hidden, concealed, clandestine; tinus, = a plant: Viburnum tinus, Linneus; -inus, = indicating material or colour, hence possession or resemblance. (hidden, concealed, - e.g. inflorescence below subtending leaves, or the plant body (except inflorescence) below ground)
(ld, BL)
Restio confusus (La)

Location: (K)
confundo, confusus, = brought into disorder, confused, perplexed, disorderly. (easily mistaken for another species)
(ld, K3)
Restio corneolus (La)

Location: (F, K)
cornu, = a hard and generally crooked growth upon the head of many mammiferous animals; -olus, = diminutive. corneolus, = horny, of horn.
(ld, BL)
Restio curviramis [Was Ischyrolepis curviramis] (La)

Location: (F, K)
curvus, = crooked, curved, bent; ramus, = a branch, bough, twig.
(ld)
Restio debilis (La)

Location: (K)
debilis, = unmanageable, wanting in flexibility or activity; lame, disabled, crippled, infirm, feeble, frail, weak. (weak)
(ld, BL)
Restio dispar (La)
Vlei Giant (Vo)
Location: (F, K)
dispar, = unlike, dissimilar, different, unequal; (unlike, unequal)
(ld, BL)
Restio distichus (G)

Location: (K)
di-, dis-, = twce, double; stikhos, = a row, line, rank. distichus, = arranged in two rows.
(LS, BL)
Restio egregious (La)
Jumps (Vo)
Location: (F, K)
e-, = out of; grex, gregis, = flock, herd, drove, swarm; -ous, = ‘abounding in, full of, characterised by, of the nature of’. egregious, = chosen from the herd; hence, distinguished, surpassing, excellent, eminent.
(Ox, ld, BL)
Restio ejuncidus (La)

Location: (F, K)
e-, = out of; juncus, = a twig resembling a rush; -idus, = indicates a state or an action in progress. ejuncidus, = grown or shot jup like a rush, lean, meagre, slender.
(ld, BL)
Restio eleocharis (G)
Katstert(PS) Katstertriet
Location: (K)
eleios, = of or in the marsh; charis, = graceful, pleasing, agreeable, lovely, pretty, elegant.
(LS)
Restio femineus (La)

Location: (K)
femineus, = of or belonging to a woman, womanly, feminine, womanish, effeminate, unmanly..
(ld)
Restio festuciformis (La)

Location: (F, K)
festuca, = a stalk, stem or straw; a straw-like weed which grows among barley; forma, = form, contour, figure, shape, appearance.
(ld)
Restio filiformis (La)
Slender Stems (Vo)
Location: (F, K)
ffilum, fili-, = a thread; forma, = form, contour, figure, shape, appearance. (thread-shaped; slender like a thread; as the filaments of most plants, and the styles of many)
(ld, BL)
Restio fraternus (La)

Location: (K)
frater, = a brother; fraternus, = brotherly, fraternal. (closely allied)
(ld, BL)
Restio fusiformis (La)

Location: (K)
fusus, = a spindle; forma, = form, contour, figure, shape, appearance. (fusiform, swollen at middle and tapering to each end like a spindle, narrowly ellipsoid)
(ld, BL)
Restio gaudichaudianus
May-the-Lord-help-us (Vo)
Location: (F, K)
For Charles Gaudichaud-Beaupré (1789-1854);** -anus, = belonging to, connected with, pertaining to, used to form adjectives from nouns, particularly from geographical and personal names.
(Ch, BL)
Restio hyalinus (G)

Location: (F, K)
hyalos, = a clear transparent stone, of which the Egyptians made cases to enclose their mummies; oriental alabaster; also crystal, amber; (glass) -inus, = indicating material or colour, hence possession or resemblance. (hyaline, colourless and transparent; literally ‘of glass or crystal’)
(LS, BL)
Restio laniger (La)

Location: (K)
lana, = wool; gero, = to bear about with one, to bear, carry, wear, have. laniger, = wool-bearing, fleecy.
(ld)
Restio marlothii (La)

Location: (K)
For Hermann Wilhelm Rudolf Marloth (1855-1931);** -anus, = belonging to, connected with, pertaining to, used to form adjectives from nouns, particularly from geographical and personal names.
(Ch, BL)
Restio membranaceus (La)

Location: (F, K)
membrana, = the skin or membrane; the thin skin of plants and other things; -aceus, = indicates resemblance. membranacus, = of skin or membrane, skinny, membranaceous.
(ld, BL)
Restio multiflorus (La)

Location: (F, K)
multus, = much, great, many; flos, floris, = a blossom, flower. (many-flowered)
(ld, BL)
Restio nudiflorus (La)

Location: (K)
nudus, = naked, bare, unclothed, uncovered, exposed; (naked, i.e. devoid of leaves or some other clothing, lacking usual covering, bare) flos, floris, = a blossom, flower.
(ld, BL)
Restio occultus (La)

Location: (K)
occulo, occultus, = to cover, cover over; cover up, hide, conceal; hidden, concealed, secret.
(ld)
Restio ocreatus (La)

Location: (K)
ocrea, = a greave or leggin, (used to protect thelegs of foot-soldiers); -atus, = indicates possession or likeness. ocreatus, = greaved. (a sheath around the stem formed from the stipules)
(ld, BL, K3)
Restio pachystachyus (G)

Location: (K)
pachys, = thick, large, stout; stachys, = ear of corn. (in modern botany, ‘spike’)
(LS, BL)
Restio paludicola (La)
palus, paludis, = a swamp, marsh, morass, bog, fen, pool; -osus, = indicates abundance or full or marked development. paludosus, = fenny boggy, marshy.
(ld, BL)
Restio paludosus (La)

Location: (K)
palus, paludis, = a swamp, marsh, morass, bog, fen, pool; -osus, = indicates abundance or full or marked development. paludosus, = fenny boggy, marshy.
(ld, BL)
Restio paniculatus (La)

Location: (F, K)
panus, = the thread wound upon the bobbin in a shuttle; a swelling, tumor; an ear of millet; -ula, = diminutive; panicula, = a tuft, a panicle on plants; -atus, = indicates possession or likeness. (arranged in a panicle – a loose branching of flowers)
(ld, BL, Ox)
Restio parvispiculus [Now R. membranaceus] (La)

Location: (K)
parvus, = little, small, petty, puny, inconsiderable. minor, = less, lesser, smaller, inferior. minimus, =, very small, very little; least, smallest. (little, small, puny) spina, spicus, = a thorn; a prickle or spine; -ulus, = diminutive. spiculum, spicum; spiculus, = a little sharp point or sting; pointed.
(ld, BL)
Restio pedicellatus (La)

Location: (K)
pes, pedis, = a foot; the stalk or pedicle of a fruit, especially of the grape; -ellus, = diminutive; pedicellus, = pedicel (flower stalk); -atus, = indicates possession or likeness...
(ld, BL)
Restio perplexus (La)
Balhare (Sw)
Location: (F)
perplexus, = entangled, involved, intircate, confused. plexus, = a twining, plaiting, braid. (confused, inticate, obscure)
(ld, BL)
Restio pillansii

Location: (K)
For Mr. Neville Stuart Pillans (1884-1964).**
(Ch)
Restio purpurascens (La)

Location: (K)
purpura, = purple colour, purple; -ascens, = indicates process of becoming, hence not fully achieved resemblance, often expressed by the termination ‘-ish’. purpurasco, = to grow purple, become a purple colour.
(ld, BL)
Restio saroclados (G)
Light Brown Darts (Vo)
Location: (F, K)
saron, = a besom, broom; clados, = a young slip or shoot of a tree; a young branch or shoot.
(LS)
Restio sieberi
Besemriet(PS)
Location: (F, K)
For Franz Sieber (1789-1844).**
(Ch)
Restio similis (La)
Slender Blobs (Vo)
Location: (F, K)
similis, = like, resembling, similar.
(ld)
Restio stokoei

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

Location: (K)
sub, = under, below, beneath, underneath; a little, somewhat, rather, slightly; (below, under, approaching, almost, somewhat, not completely, a little) vertex, vertice, vortex, = a whirl, eddy, whirl-pool, vortex; the top or crown of the head; (the crown or top of the head; the top, summit; the highest, uppermost, chief) (the top, highest point; at the top) -cillus, = diminutive; verticillus, = the whirl of a spindle; -atus, = indicates possession or likeness.
(ld, BL)
Restio tenuispicatus (La)

Location: (K)
tenuis, = thin, slight, slender, slim, meagre, lean; simple, plain, unadorned; (thin, fine, slender) spico, = to furnish with spikes or ears; spina, spicus, = a thorn; a prickle or spine; -atus, = indicates possession or likeness.
(ld, BL)
Restio tenuissimus (La)
Yuppie Pile (Vo)
Location: (F, K)
tenuis, = thin, slight, slender, slim, meagre, lean; simple, plain, unadorned; (thin, fine, slender) -issimus, = most, to the greatest degree.
(ld, BL)
Restio tetragonus (G)

Location: (F)
tetros, = four; gony, = the knee (angled, angular; knee, node (of grass)
(LS, BL)
Restio triticeus (La)
Besemgoed(PS) Kanett
Location: (F, K)
triticum; triticeus, = wheat; of wheat, wheaten, wheat-; -eus, = indicates material or colour or resemblance in quality.
(ld, BL)
Restio versatilis (La)

Location: (F, K)
verso, = to turn, wind, twist, or whirl about often or violently; bend; -ilis, = indicates capacity or ability. Hence a property or quality. versatilis, = that turns or moves round, revolving, movable; versatile. (versatile, turning freely on its support, attached on the back so as to be capable of movement)
(ld, BL)
Restio vimineus (La)

Location: (F)
vieo; vimen, vimin-,= to bendor twist together, toplait, weave; a plant twig, a switch, withe, osier; -eus, = indicates material or colour or resemblance in quality. vimineus, = made of osiers, of wicker-work. (producing long, flexible shoots or twigs – used for wickerwork)
(ld, BL, Ox)