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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
ochr-, ochri-; ochro-: In L. & Gk. comps. pale yellow; “thus ochroleucus,-a,-um (adj.A) is pale yellow blended with white, yellowish white” (Lindley) [cf. Gk. Ochros,-a,-on (adj.), pale, wan (of complexion; esp. pale-yellow, sallow; the color yellow; as a noun Ochros,-ou (s.m.II), paleness, wanness (Liddell & Scott) [> Gk. “Ochra, yellow earth” (Jackson).

NOTE: the noun may be used in either Greek or Latin compounds as it is a noun in either language, but most compound used only Greek word elements.

- ochrosporus,-a,-um (adj.A): ochrosporous, (in fungi) “having yellow or yellow-brown spores” (S&D).

- ochranthus with a yellowish white flower; ochroma, with a yellowish-white tissue, or a noun in apposition referring to the genus Ochroma

- ochrochlorus, a pale yellowish-green; ochrocarpius, yellow-fruited; ochrocephalum, with the head yellowish-white; ochroglossus, with a yellowish white tongue; ochrostachya, with a pale yellow spike;

- Epidendrum ochricolor, (compounded with a Latin noun) with a yellowish-white color

Ochradenus, De Candolle. From ochros, yellow, and aden, a gland; in reference to the disk of the flower. Resedacece (Paxton)

Ochranthe, Lindley, From ochros, yellow, and anthos, a flower; from the colour of the flowers. (Paxton)

Ochrocarpum, with a pale yellow fruit.

Ochroma, Swartz. From ochros, pale; referring to the flowers, leaves, and wool of the seeds [i.e. the tissues]. Sterculiaceae (Paxton).

Ochropteris, J. Smith. From ochros, yellow and pteris, a fern. Polypodiaceae (Paxton)

Ochrosia, Jussieu. From ochros, pale; alluding to the wood. Apocynaceae(Paxton)

Ochrus, Persoon. From ochros, yellow; on account of the colour of the flowers. Fabaceae (Paxton); synonym Pisum Ochrus [> Gk. as a noun Ochros,-ou (s.m.II), paleness, wanness (Liddell & Scott)].

 

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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