Species within a genus
ERICA (q.v.) = evergreen heath; -oides, = like, resembling, having the form or nature of. (heather-like)
minuo, minutus, = to make smaller, to lessen, diminish; little, small, minute. flos, floris, = a blossom, flower.
stringo, strigosus,= to draw tight, to bind or tie tight; to draw, bind or press together; to pull or strip off, to pluck off, prune; lean, lank, thin, meagre. (striga, = a straight rigid close-pressed rather short bristle-like hair) -ulus, = diminutive; -osus, = indicates abundance or full or marked development. (covered with strigae)