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
WATSONIA
Watsonia(Le) Kanolpypie
Family: IRIDACEAE
Named by Philip Miller for his friend Sir William Watson (1715 - 1787).**
(Ch)
Watsonia angusta (La)
Patryskos(PS) Rooikanolpypie
Location: (F, K)
angustus, = narrow, strait, close, contracted, small, not spacious. (narrow)
(ld, BL)
Watsonia borbonica subsp. borbonica (La)
Purple Watsonia (Wf) Suurkanol(Sw) Kanolpypie
Location: (F, K)
borbonia, = of or from Reunion Island; -icus, = indicates ‘belonging to’. (the plant was mistakenly thought to originate from Reunion (Ille de Bourbon)
(BL, K3)
Watsonia coccinea (La)
Rooipypie(PS)
Location: (K)
coccinus, = scarlet-coloured; -ineus, = indicates material or colour or close resemblance.
(ld, BL)
Watsonia distans (La)

Location: (K)
dif-¸dis-, = asunder, in pieces, apart, in two, in different directions; sto, = to stand still, stand upright.
(ld, BL)
Watsonia fourcadei
Mountain Watsonia(Wf) Suurkanol (PS)
Location: (F)
For Henri Georges Fourcade (1865-1948).**
(Ch)
Watsonia humilis (La)
Rooipypie(PS) Waspypie
Location: (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)
Watsonia laccata (Skr, La)

Location: (F)
lac, = milk; milky juice, milk of plants. lacca, = an unknown plant. lak, = crimson. (the juice of the fruit is crimson red) (laksha, = lacca, gum-lac, is the dark-red resinous incrustation produced on certain trees by the puncture of an insect insect (Caccus lacca); used in the East as a scarlet dye). -atus, = indicates possession or likeness. (looking as if varnished)
(ld, Ox, Le, BL)
Watsonia marginata (La)
Kanolpypie(PS) Rooipypie
Location: (K)
margo, marginis, = an edge, brink, border, margin; -atus, = indicates possession or likeness. (margined)
(ld, BL)
Watsonia meriana var. meriana
Wax-flowered Watsonia(Wf) Kanolpypie(PS) Lakpypie
Location: (F)
For Maria Sibylla Merian (1647 – 1717).** -anus, = belonging to, connected with, pertaining to, used to form adjectives from nouns, particularly from geographical and personal names.
(Ch, BL)
Watsonia paucifolia (La)

Location: (K)
paucus, pauci, = few, a few, little; folium, = a leaf. (few-leaved)
(ld, BL)
Watsonia rogersii
Shale Band Watsonia (Vo)
Location: (F)
For (1) Rev. Frederick Arundel Rogers (1876-1944), or (2) Rev. William Moyle Rogers (1835-1920).**
(Ch)
Watsonia schlechteri
Solitary Watsonia (Vo) Summer Scarlet Watsonia (Wf)
Location: (F, K)
For Friedrich Richard Rudolf Schlechter (1872-1925).**
(Ch)
Watsonia spectabilis (La)

Location: (K)
specto, = to look at, behold; to gaze at, watch, observe; -abilis, -bilis, = indicates capacity or ability. spectabilis, = that may be seen, visible; that is worth seeing, notable, admirable, remarkable. (worth seeing, notable, admirable, remarkable)
(ld)
Watsonia stenosiphon (G)
Kanolpypie (Sw) Small Orange Watsonia (Vo)
Location: (F, K)
stēnos, = narrow, strait; siphon, = a reed, straw, any tube; (tube, pipe)
(LS, BL)
Watsonia zeyheri

Location: (F)
For Carl Ludwig Philipp Zeyher (1799-1858).**
(Ch)