Dictionary of Specific Epithets beginning with S

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S

saccharata

sugar, sweet

saccharum

sugar, sweet

sagittalis

arrow-like or -shaped

sagittatus

arrow-like or -shaped

sarmentosa

producing runners

sarmentosum

producing runners

sativa

cultivated

sativum

cultivated

sauveolentis

sweet-scented

saxa

rock

saxatilis

growing among rocks

saxi-

rock

saxicola

growing among rocks

saxum

rock

scabiosa

rough

scabra

rough

scabrida

rough

scabrosa

rough

scandens

climbing

scapifera

with a scape (leafless flower stalk)

scapigera

with a scape (leafless flower stalk)

scolopendria

centipede-like

scolopendrium

centipede-like

scoparia

broom-like

scoparium

broom-like

scopuli

of the cliff(s)

scopulorum

of the cliff(s)

secunda

in a row, leaves on one side

secundum

in a row, leaves on one side

septemfida

7 divisions

septentrionale

northern

septentrionalis

northern

seric-

prefix meaning "silk"

serotina

late; in the evening

serotinus

late; in the evening

serpens

creeping

serra

toothed, saw toothed

serrata

toothed, saw toothed

sessile

stalkless

sessilis

stalkless

seta-

prefixes meaning "bristley"

seti-

prefixes meaning "bristley"

seto-

prefixes meaning "bristley"

setu-

prefixes meaning "bristley"

signata

marked

signatus

marked

simile

similar

similis

similar

simplex

simple

simulans

imitating

sinuata

wavy-edged

sinuatus

wavy-edged

sobolifera

having offshoots

socialis

found in colonies

somnifera

sleep inducing

spathulata

with small spathe

spathulatus

with small spathe

speciosa

showy

speciosus

showy

spectabile

notable, spectaclular

spectabilis

notable, spectaclular

spica

in spikes

spicata

in spikes

spinosa

spiny

spiralis

spiraled

splendens

shining, splendid,bright

splendida

shining, splendid,bright

spurium

false

spurius

false

squamata

scaly

squamea

scaly

squamigera

scaly

squamosa

scaly

stellaris

star-like

stellata

star-like

stellatus

star-like

stelliformis

star-shaped, star-like

stellulata

star-shaped, star-like

stellulatus

star-shaped, star-like

sten-

prefix meaning "narrow"

straminea

straw colored

stramineus

straw colored

striata

striped

striatum

striped

stricta

upright

strictus

upright

strigillosa

with tough, short bristles

strigosa

bristled

strobi

gum-yielding

strobus

gum-yielding

suave

sweet

suaveolens

sweet-scented

suavis

sweet

subacaule

almost stemless

subacaulis

almost stemless

subalpina

from lower mountain heights

subalpinum

from lower mountain heights

subcaulescens

with a short stem

subulata

awl-shaped

subulatum

awl-shaped

suffrutescens

somewhat shrubby

suffruticosa

somewhat shrubby

supina

lying down

supinum

lying down

surculosa

suckering

surculosus

suckering

suspensum

hanging

suspensus

hanging

sylvatica

growing in the woods, wild

sylvestris

growing in the woods, wild

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