Plants

Species profiles

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Phacelia tanacetifolia

lacy phacelia, blue tansy, purple tansy

Greek phakélos = tuft
Latin fólia – pl. of fólium = leaf


Order: incertae sedis
Family: Boraginaceae
Genus: Phacelia

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Calluna vulgaris
common heather

Greek kallú = sweep, clean, beautify
Latin vulgáris = common (Latin vúlgus = the public)


Order: Ericales
Family: Ericaceae
Genus: Calluna

Picture taken in Sweden (Stora Gla, Glaskogen Nature Reserve, 150 m a.s.l., July 2013) Sweden-gallery | top |
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Erica carnea
winter heath, alpine heath

Greek ereíkein = break


Order: Ericales
Family: Ericaceae
Genus: Erica

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Empetrum nigrum
black crowberry

Greek en = in
Greek petrós = rock
Latin nígrum = black


Order: Ericales
Family: Ericaceae
Genus: Empetrum

Picture taken in Sweden (close to Skalsvattnet, Länsväg 322 at approx. 570 m a.s.l., July 2011) Sweden-gallery | top |
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Camellia sinensis
Tea plant

Caméllia = named after Georg Joseph Camel (latin. Camellus). Explorer of the Philippine flora
sinénsis = Chinese, originating from China


Order: Ericales
Family: Theaceae
Genus: Camellia

Picture taken in India (Western Ghats, state of Kerala, Munnar, 1500 m a.s.l., September 2012) India-gallery | top |
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Drosera longifolia
English sundew, great sundew

Greek droserós = bedewed, dewy
Latin longi– = long-
Latin fólia – pl. of fólium = leaf


Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Droseraceae
Genus: Drosera

Picture taken in Norway (Viksdalsvatet at Riksvei 610, 145 m a.s.l., July 2011) Norway-gallery | top |

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IMG_0495 Drosera rotundifolia
common sundew, round-leaved sundew

Greek droserós = bedewed, dewy
Latin rotúndus = like a wheel, round
Latin fólia – pl. of fólium = leaf


Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Droseraceae
Genus: Drosera

Picture taken in Norway (on Sukkertoppen near Ålesund, 160 m a.s.l., June 2011) Norway-gallery | top |

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IMG_6448Lobelia rhynchopetalum
giant lobelia

Lobélia = named after the Flemish botanist Matthias de l’Obel


Order: Asterales
Family: Campanulaceae
Genus: Lobelia

Picture taken in Ethiopia (Simien Mountains National Park, approx. 3000 m a.s.l., March 2012) Ethiopia-gallery | top |
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Norwegen2013-1 064Menyanthes trifoliata
bogbean, marsh trefoil

Greek tria- = three-
Latin fólia – pl. of fólium = leaf


Order: Asterales
Family: Menyanthaceae
Genus: Menyanthes

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IMG_2170Betula nana
dwarf birch

Latin Bétula = birch
Greek, latin. nána = dwarfish, small, low


Order: Fagales
Family: Betulaceae
Genus: Betula

Picture taken in Norway (Fokstumyra Nature Reserve, Dovrefjell, 950 m a.s.l., July 2011) Norway-gallery | top |
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IMG_2477Cocus nucifera
coconut tree

Latin nux, núcis = nut
Latin férre = bear


Order: Arecales
Family: Arecaceae
Genus: Cocos

Picture taken in India (Kochi, Malabar Coast, September 2012) India-gallery | top |

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Coffea arabica
mountain-coffee

Cóffea = named after Kaffa in Ethiopia

Latin arábia = Arabia


Order: Gentianales
Family: Rubiaceae
Genus: Coffea

Picture taken in Ethiopia (Bonga, approx. 1750 m a.s.l., March 2014) Ethiopia-gallery | top |

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Exk-Boz-0612 (446)Gentiana verna
spring gentian

Gentiána = named after Gentius, an Illyrian king


Order: Gentianales
Family: Gentianaceae
Genus: Gentiana

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Persea americana
avocado

named after the Greek demigod Perseus (son of Zeus)
americánus = originating from
America

Order: Laurales
Family: Lauraceae
Genus: Persea

Picture taken in Ethiopia (Bonga, approx. 1600 m a.s.l., February 2014) Ethiopia-gallery | top |
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IMG_7038Mangifera indica
mango

Mango = indian vernacular name of the fruid
Latin férre=
bear


Order: Sapindales
Family: Anacardiaceae
Genus: Mangifera

Picture taken in Ethiopia (on Entons island, Lake Tana, near Bahir Dar, 1788 m a.s.l., March 2012) Ethiopia-gallery | top |
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Carica papaya
papaya

Carien = region in SW-Anatolia
Papáya=
vernacular name from S-America or the Caribbean


Order: Brassicales
Family: Caricaceae
Genus: Carica

Picture taken in Ethiopia (Bonga, approx. 1600 m a.s.l., February 2014) Ethiopia-gallery | top |
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Juncus effusus
common rush, soft rush

Latin júngere = bundle (usage)
Latin effúndere = spread


Order: Poales
Family: Juncaceae
Genus: Juncus

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IMG_7096Cyperus papyrus
papyrus sedge, paper reed

Greek kypeiros = cyperus grass
Greek pápyros = liber, writing paper


Order: Poales
Family: Cyperaceae
Genus: Cyperus

Picture taken in Ethiopia (at Lake Tana near Bahir Dar, 1788 m a.s.l., March 2012) Ethiopia-gallery | top |
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Saccharum officinarum
sugarcane

Latin derived from Greek sákcharon = sugar
pl. of Latin officina = workshop


Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Genus: Saccharum

Picture taken in Ethiopia (Bonga, approx. 1600 m a.s.l., February 2014) Ethiopia-gallery | top |
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IMG_5720Hagenia abyssinica
hagenia

Hagénia= named after the German botanist K. G. Hagen
Abyssinia = named after the historical Ethiopian Empire Abyssinia


Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae
Genus: Hagenia

Picture taken in Ethiopia (Rira, Harenna Forest at approx. 2900 m a.s.l., March 2012) Ethiopia-gallery | top |
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The translations of the botanical names were compiled with the aid of
Botanisches Wörterbuch – Pflanzennamen und botanische Fachwörter by Rudolf Schubert and Günther Wagner
(2000, 12th Edition, Ulmer)