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
SILENE (G, La)
Catchfly(Le) Campion
Family: CARYOPHYLLACEAE
Σέίληνός, Silenus,** = the tutor and constant attendant of Bacchus; represented a baldhead, with short horns and a flat nose, as drunken, lascivious, and mounted on an ass. sialon, = spittle, foam from the mouth,saliva, slava. (sticky secretion of stems which entrap small insects)
(ld, LS, Le)
Silene aethiopica subsp. aethiopica (G, La)

Location: (F)
Aithiops, (αίθώ, όψ), = an Ethiop, negro, properly Burnt-face. Aethiopia, = a country in Africa, on both sides of the equator. Its limits cannot be accurately defined. (usually South Africa, in classical use Africa south of Libya and Egypt, hence Abyssinia) -icus, = indicates ‘belonging to’.
(LS, ld, BL)
Silene burchellii subsp. burchellii
Gunpowder Plant(PS) Iyeza Lehashe Kruitbossie
Location: (F)
For William John Burchell (1781-1863).**
(Ch)
Silene burchellii subsp. pilosellifolia (La)

Location: (K)
For William John Burchell (1781-1863).** pilus, = hair, the hair; -osus, = indicates abundance or full or marked development. pilosus, = hairy, shaggy; (pilose, hairy with distinct long ascending hairs) -ellus, = diminutive; folium, = a leaf.
(Ch, ld, BL)
Silene clandestina [Now S. aethiopica subsp. aethiopica] (La)

Location: (F)
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)
Silene crassifolia subsp. crassifolia (La)

Location: (K)
crassus, = solid, thick, dense, fat, gross, etc.; folium, = a leaf. (something more thick than usual. Leaves, for instance, are generally papery in texture; the leaves of cotyledons, which are much more fleshy, are called ‘thick’)
(ld, BL)
Silene gallica (La)
Eierbossie(PS) Gunpowder Weed Kruitbpssie Small Catchfly
Location: (F, K)
Gallicia, = N.W. Spain.
(BL)
Silene pilosellifolia

Location: (K)
Now S. burchellii subsp. pilosellifolia
(PS)
Silene rigens (La)

Location: (F, K)
rigeo, rigens, = to be stiff, stiffen. (stiff, rigid, unbendable)
(ld, BL)
Silene undulata subsp. undulata (La)
Gunpowder Plant(PS) Wilde Tabak
Location: (F, K)
undo, = to rise in waves or surges, to throw up waves, to surge, swell; to wave, undulate; -ulus, = diminutive; -atus, = indicates possession or likeness. undulatus, = diversified as with waves, undulated. (undulated)
(ld, BL)