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
For Heinrich David Auguste Ficinus (1782-1857).**
(Ch)
Ficinia acuminata (La)

Location: (K)
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)
Ficinia albicans (La)

Location: (F, K)
albus, = white, properly dead white, not shining; (white, particularly a dull rather than a glossy white) -icans, = indicates process of becoming or resemblance sometimes so close as to be almost identical.
(ld, BL)
Ficinia anceps (La)

Location: (K)
anceps, = of an object whose qualities have significance in two respects, double, that extends on two opposite sides; e.g. two-headed, two-edged. (two-edged)
(ld, BL)
Ficinia angustifolia (La)

Location: (K)
angustus, = narrow, strait, close, contracted, small, not spacious; folium, = a leaf. (narrow-leaved)
(ld, BL)
Ficinia brevifolia (La)

Location: (F, K)
brevis, = short, little, of small extent; small, narrow; low; brief; folium, = a leaf. (short leaves)
(ld, BL)
Ficinia bulbosa (La)

Location: (F, K)
bulbus, = a bulb, bulbous root, an onion; -osus, = indicates abundance or full or marked development. bulbosus, = bulbous. (bulbous)
(ld, BL)
Ficinia capillifolia (La)

Location: (K)
capillus, = the hair, the hair of the head; (while crinis is any hair); (hair, hair’s width, 0.18mm.) folium, = a leaf.
(ld, BL)
Ficinia capitella (La)

Location: (K)
caput, = of things; the head, top, summit, point, end, extremity; -ulus, -ellus, = diminutive. capitellum, = a small head.
(ld, BL)
Ficinia deusta (La)

Location: (F, K)
dē -.= downwards, outwards, from; ustus, urere, = to burn. deuro, deustum, = to burn up, consume. (burned, scorched) In Latin dē- had also the function of reversing the action of the verb: thus ‘deustum’ indicates “fire-resistant”. (the plant is among the first to resprout after fire)
(BL, ld, Ox, ga, Fp)
Ficinia distans (La)

Location: (F, K)
dif-¸dis-, = asunder, in pieces, apart, in two, in different directions; sto, = to stand still, stand upright.
(ld, BL)
Ficinia dunensis (G)

Location: (F, K)
düne, = dune; (modern La. & G) -ensis, = indicates country or place of growth or origin or else habitat.
(Ox, BL)
Ficinia ecklonea

Location: (F, K)
For Christian Friedrich Ecklon (1795-1868).**
(Ch)
Ficinia elatior (La)

Location: (K)
effero, elatus, = exalted, elevated, lofty, high; (tall) -ior, = a comparative suffix. (said of plants which are taller than their parts would have led one to believe)
(ld, BL)
Ficinia filiformis (La)
Star Grass(PS) Stergras
Location: (F, K)
filum, 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)
Ficinia gracilis (La)

Location: (K)
grgracilis, gracilus, = thin, slight, slender, slim, meagre, lean; simple, plain, unadorned; -ilis, = indicates capacity or ability. Hence a property or quality. (thin, slender)
(ld, BL)
Ficinia indica (La)
Knoppiesbiesie(PS) Stergras Ystervarkbaard
Location: (F, K)
indicus, = of India, Indian; -icus, = indicates ‘belonging to’. indicum, = indigo, a blue pigment for dyeing and painting.
(ld, BL)
Ficinia ixioides subsp. ixioides (G)

Location: (K)
ixia, = IXIA (q.v.) -oides, = like, resembling, having the form or nature of.
(Ox, BL)
Ficinia lateralis (La)

Location: (F, K)
latus, latere, = on or at the side or flanks; (lateral) -alis, -aris, = belonging or pertaining to, resembling, provided with. lateralis, = of or belonging to the side, lateral.
(ld, BL)
Ficinia levynsiae

Location: (K)
For Dr. Margaret Rutherford Bryan Levyns (née Michell) (1890-1975).**
(Ch)
Ficinia minutiflora (La)

Location: (K)
minuo, minutus, = to make smaller, to lessen, diminish; little, small, minute; flos, floris, = a blossom, flower.
(ld)
Ficinia monticola (La)

Location: (F, K)
mons, montis, = a mountain, mount; -cola, = dweller (used only in compound words, as in agricola, = countryman). (a dweller in the mountains)
(ld, BL)
Ficinia nigrescens (La)
Swartkopbiesie(PS)
Location: (F, K)
niger, -gra, -grum, = black, sable, dark, dusky; (black, especially glossy black) -escens, = indicates process of becoming, hence not fully achieved resemblance, often expressed by the termination ‘-ish’. nigresco, = to become black, grow dark. (becoming black)
(ld, BL)
Ficinia nodosa (La)
Vleibiesie(PS)
Location: (F, K)
nodus, = a knot, knob, node; -osus, indicates abundance or full or marked development. nodosus, = full of knots, knotty.
(ld, BL)
Ficinia oligantha (G)

Location: (F, K)
oligos, = few-, little; anthos, = flower.
(LS)
Ficinia pallens var. lithosperma (La, G)

Location: (F, K)
palleo, pallens, = to be or look pale, sallow or yellow, to fade, wan. lithos, = a stone; sperma, = that which is sown, seed. (with seeds hard as stone)
(ld, LS, BL)
Ficinia pallens var. pallens (La)

Location: (F, K)
palleo, pallens, = to be or look pale, sallow or yellow, to fade, wan.
(ld)
Ficinia pinguior (La)

Location: (F, K)
pinguis, = fat; rich, fertile; plump, in good condition. -ior, = (comparative), rather.
(ld)
Ficinia praemorsa (La)

Location: (F)
prae, = to show, exhibit, manifest, reveal, make known, indicate; (before, in front, very) mordeo, morsum, = to nip, bite, sting. praemordeo, -morsum, = to bite in front, to bite at the end; to bite off, snip off, crib. (the same as truncate, except that the termination is ragged and irregular, as if bitten off)
(ld, BL)
Ficinia pusilla [Now F. stolonifera] (F, La)

Location: (K)
puer, pusus, = a boy, a little boy; -illus, = diminutive. pusillus, = very little, very small, petty, insignificant; a trifle.
(ld, BL)
Ficinia radiata (La)
Star Grass(PS) Stergras
Location: (F, K)
radio, = to furnish with spokes; -atus, = indictes possession or likeness. radiatus, = furnished with rays, irradiated, shining. (radiate, bearing rays or ray-florets, having corollas of outer florets ligulate)
(ld, BL)
Ficinia ramosissima (La)

Location: (F, K)
ramus, = a branch, bough, twig; -osus, = indicates abundance or full or marked development. ramosus, = full of boughs, having many branches, braching, branchy. -issimus, = (superlative) very, most. (very much branched)
(ld, BL)
Ficinia stolonifera (La)

Location: (K)
stolo, stolonis, = a shoot, branch, twig, or scion springing from the stock or root of a tree, a useless sucker, water-shoot; fero, ferre, = to bear, carry, bring.
(ld)
Ficinia tenuifolia [Now F. filiformis] (La)
Star Grass(PS) Stergras
Location: (K)
tenuis, = thin, slight, slender, slim, meagre, lean; simple, plain, unadorned; (thin, fine, slender) folium, = a leaf.
(ld, BL)
Ficinia trichodes (G)

Location: (F, K)
thrix, = the hair both of man and beast; sheep’s wool. trich-, tricho-, = hairy or hair-like; -ōdēs, = resembling.
(LS, BL)
Ficinia tristachya (G)

Location: (K)
tri-, = three times, thrice; stachys, = ear of corn. (in modern botany, ‘spike’)
(LS, BL)
Ficinia zeyheri

Location: (K)
After Carl Ludwig Phillip Zeyher (1799-1858).**
(Ch)