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
Bitter Bush(Le) Aarbossie
selago, = the name Selago is derived from sel, which means ‘sight’ and the Celtic word jach, which means ‘salutory’, referring to the supposed medicinal properties of the genus. selago, = the club-moss resembling the savin-tree, Lycopodium selago; (An ancient name for the club moss, the small leaves give members of this genus a superficial resemblance to the club moss) Ancient name for LYCOPODIUM (q.v.). Linnaeus thought there to be a likeness between leaves of these taxa.
(PSA, ld, M, Le)
Selago canescens (La)

Location: (F)
canus, = white, hoary; grey hairs– frequently of the grey hair of the aged; (greyish white; hoary) -escens, = indicates process of becoming, hence not fully achieved resemblance, often expressed by the termination ‘-ish’. canesco, = to grow white, whiten; to become grey or hoary.
(ld, BL)
Selago corymbosa (G)
Flat-topped Bitterbush(Wf) Bitterblombos(PS) Poverty Bushe
Location: (F, K)
corymbos, = a cluster of the ivy flower; generally, a cluster of fruit or flowers; -osus, = indicates abundance or full or marked development.
(LS, BL)
Selago glandulosa (La)

Location: (F)
glans, = glans, = any acorn-shaped fruit; (gland (secretary organ), swelling or appendage resembling a gland in appearance, nut (one-seeded dry indehiscent fruit with hard pericarp) borne in a capule as an acorn) -ulus, = diminutive. -osus, = indicates abundance or full or marked development. glandulosus, = full of kernels, glandulous.
(ld, BL)
Selago luxurians (La)

Location: (F)
luxus, luxurio, = splendor, pomp, magnificence, state; to be rank, luxuriant, abound to excess. (luxuriant)
(ld, BL)
Selago scabrida (La)

Location: (F, K, P)
scaber, = rough, scurfy, scabby, mangy, itchy; scabredo, = roughnessof the skin, scabbiness, itch, mange; (scabrous, i.e. rough or gritty to the touch on account of numerous minute projections) -idum, = diminutive. (slightly covered with short hardish points)
(ld, BL)