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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
chion-, chiono-: in Gk. comp. 'snowy', snow-, white- [> Gk. chiOn, gen.sg. chionos (s.f.III), snow]; see snow-;

- chionanthus, having snow-white flowers, chionopappus, with snowy pappus.

- chionophilus,-a,-um (adj.A): snow-loving.

- CHIOCOCCA [i.e. ‘snow-berry] bacca subrotunda, leviter compressa, nivea, coronata, disperma (Swartz), the berry somewhat round, slightly compressed, snow-white, crowned, with two seeds.

Chionachne (Gramineae), with snow-white chaff.

Chiococca (s.f.I), Snowberry, > Gk. chiOn, snow + kokkos, a berry. “the berries of one species are snow-white. Rubiaceae” (Stearn 1996).

Chiogenes,(s.f.--) Creeping snowberry > Gk. chiOn, snow + genos, offspring “in allusion to the snow-white flowers. Oleaceae (Stearn 1996).

Chionanthus L. Fringe-tree [> Gk. chion, snow, + anthos, flower; "alluding to the light and snow-white clusters of flowers" (Fernald 1950), “the type species (C. virginicus) has snowy white flowers. Oleaceae” (Stearn 1996). Anaphalis chionantha DC; Arnica chionopappa Fernald 'with snowy pappus' (Fernald 1950); Arnica chionophila Greene, snow-loving sub snow to do;

Chionodoxa (s.f.I) ? Gk. chiOn, snow + doxa, glory “among the very earliest of spring flowers, they often bloom when snow is still on the ground. The type species, discovered by Boissier, was flowering among melting snow highin the Timolus mountains of Asia Minor and named C. luciliae in honor of his wife. Liliaceae (Hyacinthaceae)” (Stearn 1996).

Chionophila (s.f.I), + Gk. chiOn, snow + phileo, to love; “it grows at high elevations in the Rocky Mountains. Scrophulariaceae” (Stearn 1996).

Chionoscilla (s.f.I), “hybrids between Chionodoxa and Scilla” (Stearn 1996).

Gnaphalium chionosphaerum Sch.Bip., with snow-white spheres; Helipterum chionolepis, with snow-white scales; Helipterum chionolepis chionophyllus, with snow-white leaves; Senecio chionogeton, with a snow-white beard; Arnica chionopappa “with snowy pappus” (Fernald 1950).

Dicranum chionophilum (a moss).

 

A work in progress, presently with preliminary A through R, and S, and with S (in part) through Z essentially completed.
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