Dictionary of Specific Epithets beginning with P

Click one of the letters above to go to the page of all terms beginning with that letter.

P

pachy-

prefix meaning "thick"

pallida

pale

pallidum

pale

palmatum

hand like

palmatus

hand like

paludosa

marshy

paludosus

marshy

parvi-

prefix meaning "small"

patens

spreading

patula

spreading

pauci-

prefix meaning "few"

pauciramosa

few branches

pauciramosum

few branches

pavoninus

blue or having an eye

pectinata

comb like

pectinatum

comb like

pedata

(bird's) foot like

pedatifida

divided like a (bird's) foot

pedatisecta

divided like a (bird's) foot

pedatus

(bird's) foot like

peduncularis

with a flower stalk

pedunculatus

with a flower stalk

peltata

shield-like

pelviformis

bowl-shaped

pendulina

hanging,pendulous

pendulinus

hanging,pendulous

pennata

feathered

pennatum

feathered

peregrina

foreign

peregrinum

foreign

perfoliata

leaves joined around stem

perfoliatum

leaves joined around stem

petasites

hat like

petasitis

hat like

petiolaris

with petioles (leaf stalks)

petiolata

with petioles (leaf stalks)

petiolatus

with petioles (leaf stalks)

petraea

growing with rocks

petraeus

growing with rocks

petrophila

rock-loving

petrophilum

rock-loving

petrosum

growing in very rocky conditions

petrosus

growing in very rocky conditions

phaea

dusky, gray

phaeum

dusky, gray

phalaenopses

moth-like

phalaenopsis

moth-like

phyllo-

prefix meaning "leaf" or "leafy"

picta-

prefixes meaning "painted", "embroidered"

picto-

prefixes meaning "painted", "embroidered"

pictu-

prefixes meaning "painted", "embroidered"

pileata

capped

pileatus

capped

pilo-

prefix meaning "hairy"

pinnatisectus

pinnately divided

pinnatus

pinnately divided

plani-

flat

plano-

flat

plantaginea

like a plantain

platy-

prefix meaning "wide", "broad"

plena

double

pleni-

prefix meaning "filled, full, abundant"

plenum

double

plumbea

colored like lead

plumbeus

colored like lead

plumeus

downy, feathery

plumosus

downy, feathery

pluri-

prefix meaning "more"

podo-

prefix meaning "foot, footed"

poly-

prefix meaning "many"

porphyrea

dark purplish-red

porphyria

dark purplish-red

porphyrius

dark purplish-red

praecocis

early-ripening

praecox

early-ripening

pratense

in meadows

pratensis

in meadows

princeps

distinguished

principe

distinguished

procumbens

prostrate

procurrens

spreading

ptarmica

causes sneezing

ptarmicus

causes sneezing

pube-

prefixes meaning "hair, hairy"

pubi-

prefixes meaning "hair, hairy"

pulcher

pretty, beautiful

pulchra

pretty, beautiful

pulla

dark

pullus

dark

pulverea

dusty

pulvereum

dusty

pulverulenta

powdery

pulverulentus

powdery

pulvinaris

cushion like

pulvinata

cushion like

pulvinatus

cushion like

pumila

dwarf

pumilio

dwarf

punctata

spotted

punctatum

spotted

pungens

spiny, pungent

pusilla

very small

pusillus

very small

pycna-

prefix meaning "dense"

pycno-

prefix meaning "dense"

pygmaea

dwarf

pygmaeus

dwarf

Go to top