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
penta-, = five-; meros, = part. (referring to parts or their number)
(LS, BL)
Pentameris acinosa (La)

Location: (K)
acinus, = a berry, especially a grape; the stone of a berry, -osus, = indicates abundance or full or marked development; acinosus, = like or similar to grapes.
(ld, BL)
Pentameris airoides subsp. airoides (G)

Location: (F)
airo, = to rise or lift up, to carry; to lift and take away; put an end to; later to kill. aira, = a greek name for a different grass, LOLIUM tremulentum, known as poison darnell; -oides, = like, resembling, having the form or nature of.
(LS, Le, K3, BL)
Pentameris ampla (La)

Location: (F, K)
amplus, = full all round; hence, great, large; abundant, ample, much, long. (ample, abundant, large, great)
(ld, BL)
Pentameris argentea (La)

Location: (F)
aargentum, = white metal; silver; -eum, = indicates material or colour or resemblance in quality. argenteus, = of or from silver, made of silver; of a white, silver colour, silvery. (silvery)
(ld, BL)
Pentameris aristidoides (La)

Location: (K)
arista, = the awn or beard of grain; -ida, = indicates a state or action in progress; -ish. -oides, = like, resembling, having the form or nature of. (bearded)
(ld, BL)
Pentameris aspera (La)

Location: (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)
Pentameris capensis (La)

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)
Pentameris capillaris (La)

Location: (K)
capillus, = the hair, the hair of the head; (while crinis is any hair); (hair, hair’s width, 0.18mm.) -alis, -aris, = belonging or pertaining to, resembling, provided with. capillaris, = of or pertaining to the hair.
(ld, BL)
Pentameris colorata (La)

Location: (F, K)
color, = colour, hue, tint. -atus, = indicates possession or likeness. coloratus, = having colour, coloured.
(ld, BL)
Pentameris curvifolia (La)

Location: (F, K)
curvus, = crooked, curved, bent; folium, = a leaf.
(ld, BL)
Pentameris eriostoma (G)

Location: (K)
erion, = wool; stoma, = mouth, also the whole face.
(LS)
Pentameris holciformis (G, La)
Slender Grass (Vo)
Location: (F, K)
olkos, = a kind of grass (Hortus Clifforttianus- L. 1737); olkos, = a furrow, track; forma, = form, contour, figure, shape, appearance.
(Ox, LS, ld)
Pentameris macrocalycina (G, La)

Location: (K)
makros, = far stretching; tall, lofty, much; (long, large, large) kalux, calyx, = covering of a flower or fruit, hence ‘calyx’; -inus, = indicateing material or colour, hence possession or resemblance. (belonging to the calyx, with a well developed calyx)
(LS, BL)
Pentameris malouinensis (La)
Hair-stalked Grass(Vo)
Location: (F, K)
malouiniensis, = most likely after the Falkland Islands; the Spanish name for them Islas Malvinas, which is derived from the French name Îles Malouines, bestowed in 1764 by Louis Antonie de Bougainville, after the mariners and fishermen from the Breton port of Saint-Malo, who became the island’s first known settlers; -ensis, = indicates country or place of growth, or origin or else habitat.
(K3, BL)
Pentameris obtusifolia [Was Pseudopentameris obtusifolia] (La)

Location: (K)
obtundo, obtudi, obtusus, = to blunt, weaken, make dull, deprive of strength; blunted, blunt, dull, weak, faint, powerless; (blunt, obtuse, rounded) folium, = a leaf.
(ld, BL)
Pentameris pallescens (La)

Location: (F, K)
palleo, pallens, = to be or look pale, sallow or yellow, to fade, wan. -escens, = indicates process of becoming, hence not fully achieved resemblance, often expressed by the termination ‘-ish’. pallesco, =to grow or turn pale.
(ld, BL)
Pentameris pallida (La)

Location: (F, K)
palleo, pallens, = to be or look pale, sallow or yellow, to fade, wan. -idus, = indicates a state or an action in progress.
(ld, BL)
Pentameris patula (La)

Location: (K)
patulus, = standing open, open; spread out, spreading, extended, broad, wide. (spread, outspread)
(ld, BL)
Pentameris pusilla (F, La)

Location: (K)
puer, pusus, = a boy, a little boy; -illus, = diminutive. pusillus, = very little, very small, petty, insignificant; a trifle.
(ld, BL)
Pentameris scabra (La)

Location: (F)
scaber, scabrum, = rough, scurfy, scabrous; scabby, mangy, itchy. (scabrous, i.e. rough or gritty to the touch on account of numerous minute projections)
(ld, BL)
Pentameris thuarii

Location: (K)
For Louis-Marie Aubert du Petit-Thouars (1758-1831).**
(Ch)
Pentameris triseta (G, La)
Black-knot Grass(Vo) Purple-sheathed Grass
Location: (F)
-, = three times, thrice; saeta, seta, = a thick, stiff hair, a bristle; of the spiny leaves of coniferous trees; (a bristle, bristle-like organ, as the fruit-stalk of a (sporophore) moss)
(LS, ld, BL)
Pentameris tysonii

Location: (K)
For William Tyson (1851-1920).**
(Ch)
Pentameris viscidula (La)

Location: (K)
viscum, = the mistletoe (bird-lime made from the berries of the mistletoe); -idus, = indicates a state or action in progress (‘-ish’); viscidus, = clammy, ticky, viscid; -ulus, = diminutive.
(ld, BL)