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
Spleenwort Ferns (Le)
a-, an-, = denotes privative, negative; a-, = without, not, -less, un-; splen, = the milt, spleen. (Asplenium, = a totally confusing reference to the use of spleenwort to cure spleen and liver problems. The name originated with Pliny and Discorides)
(BL, Ws, Int)
Asplenium adiantum-nigrum var. adiantum-nigrum (G)
Black Spleenwort(PS)
Location: (F, K)
a-, an-, = denotes privative, negative; a-, = without, not, -less, un-; diantos, = wettable. adiantos, = unwetted, ‘maidens hair’. (during rain leaves shed water and remain dry) niger, -gra, -grum, = black, sable, dark, dusky; (black, especially glossy black) -a, -um, = ‘characteristic of’. nigrum, = a black spot.
(Ox, Le, LS, ld, BL)
Asplenium aethiopicum (La)
African Spleenwort(Ro) Afrika Tralievaring
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)
Asplenium trichomanes, subsp. quadrivalens (La, G)
Maidenhair Spleenwort(PS)
Location: (F)
thrix, = the hair both of man and beast; sheep’s wool. trichoma, = a growth of hair, shock of hair; -anus, = indicates position, connexion or possession by. trichomanes, = a plant resembling Adiantum (q.v.). quadro, quadratum, = to make four-cornered, to square, make square; to join properly together; valeo, = to be strong, stout or vigorous, to have strength.
(LS, BL, ld)