Dictionary of Specific Epithets beginning with C

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C

caelestinus

sky blue

caelestis

sky blue

caerulea

blue

caeruleus

blue

caesium

bluish gray

caesius

bluish gray

caespitosum

tufted

caespitosus

tufted

calamus

reed

calcareus

chalky, limey, of limestone

calceolata

slipper-shaped

calceolatus

slipper-shaped

calceolus

small shoe

calcicola

limestone loving

calciphilus

limestone loving

calendula

long lived

calli-

prefix meaning "beautiful"

callianthemum

beautifully-flowered

callianthus

beautifully-flowered

callicarpa

beautiful seed

callicarpus

beautiful seed

callosa

calloused

callosum

calloused

callosus

calloused

campanulata

bell-shaped

campanulatus

bell-shaped

campester

of fields

campestre

of fields

campestris

of fields

campyla-

prefix meaning "curved"

campylo-

prefix meaning "curved"

candicans

becoming white

candidissima

whitest

candidissimum

whitest

canescens

grayed

capillaceus

hair-like

capillaris

hair-like

capillipedes

slender stalked

capillipes

slender stalked

capitatum

with a head

capitatus

with a head

capnodes

smoke colored

capnoides

smoke colored

cardinalis

red

cardio-

prefix meaning "heart"

carneolus

flesh-colored

carneus

flesh-colored

caryophyllaceus

pinkish

caryophyllus

pinkish

castanea

chestnut-colored

castaneum

chestnut-colored

castaneus

chestnut-colored

catenatum

chained

catenatus

chained

cathartica

purgative

catharticum

purgative

caudata

with a tail

caudatum

with a tail

caulescens

not with a full stem

caulialata

with a winged stem

caulialatus

with a winged stem

cauticola

growing on cliffs

cauticolus

growing on cliffs

cavum

concave

cavus

concave

cephalanthus

flowering head

ceraceum

waxy

ceraceus

waxy

cernua

nodding

cernuum

nodding

cernuus

nodding

cheil-

prefix meaning "lipped"

chryseum

golden

chryseus

golden

ciliare

hair

ciliaris

hair

ciliatus

hair

cineraceus

ash colored, gray

cinerascens

ash colored, gray

cinereus

ash colored, gray

cinnabarinus

cinnabar red

circinatum

rounded

circinatus

rounded

citrellus

lemon yellow

citreus

lemon yellow

citrinellus

lemon yellow

clandestina

hidden

clandestinus

hidden

clausa

closed

clausus

closed

coccifer

berry bearing

coccifera

berry bearing

coccinea

scarlet

coccineum

scarlet

cochlear

spoon shaped

coelestina

sky blue

coelestis

sky blue

coerulea

deep blue

coeruleus

deep blue

collina

on hills

collinus

on hills

comans

covered with hair

comatus

covered with hair

communis

common

commutatum

changeable

commutatus

changeable

comosa

covered with hair

concolor

one color

concoloris

one color

connatus

fused together

cord-

prefix meaning "heart"

cordata

heart-shaped

cordatus

heart-shaped

coriacea

leathery

coriaceus

leathery

crass-

prefix meaning "thick"

crenata

notched

crenatum

notched

crenatus

notched

crenulatum

crenate, with small rounded teeth

crenulatus

crenate, with small rounded teeth

cretaceus

color of chalk

creteus

color of chalk

crinita

long haired

crinitus

long haired

crispatus

curly

crispum

curly

crispus

curly

crocatus

saffron yellow

croceus

saffron yellow

crocinus

saffron yellow

cruciata

crossed

cruciatus

crossed

crustaceus

crust like, brittle

crustatus

crust like, brittle

cucullarius

hooded

cucullatus

hooded

cuneatus

wedge-shaped

cupreatus

copper color

cuprescens

copper color

cupreus

copper color

cuspidata

with stiff point

cuspidatus

with stiff point

cyanascens

bluish

cyanum

blue

cyanus

blue

cymbi-

prefix meaning "boat-shaped"

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