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Name Canonical name Scientific name Lookups Short etymology Long etymology Etymology applies to
Zaluzianskya capensis var. foliosa Zaluzianskya capensis var. foliosa (Benth.) Walp. archives.nd.edu From the Latin foliosa = 'with many leaves' Edit
Rhus celastroides Rhus celastroides Sond. archives.nd.edu Edit
Pteris lunulata Pteris lunulata (Burm. f.) Retz. archives.nd.edu Edit
Trachyphonus vaillantii archives.nd.edu Edit
Athanasia pinnatifida Athanasia pinnatifida (Oliv.) Hilliard archives.nd.edu From the Latin pinnatifidus = ‘divided into feathers’ Edit
Ectadium virgatum archives.nd.edu From the Latin virgatus meaning 'striped' or more typically a ‘twig / switch’; typically referring...Edit
Eriospermum pumilum archives.nd.edu From the Latin pumila = 'dwarf' Edit
Searsia magalismontana Searsia magalismontana (Sond.) Moffett archives.nd.edu coming from the Magaliesberg mountains in Gauteng Edit
Acalypha transvaalensis Acalypha transvaalensis Gand. archives.nd.edu From the former Transvaal Province of South Africa; now Gauteng Province. Trans meaning 'across',...Edit
Pterocarpus Pterocarpus Pterocarpus Jacq. archives.nd.edu Gk. pteron = wing; karpon = fruit. The pod is conspicuously winged; winged fruit. Edit
Haworthia bronkhorstii archives.nd.edu Edit
Pacmad clade Pacmad clade PACMAD clade archives.nd.edu Edit
Geigeria nianganensis Geigeria nianganensis Dinter ex Merxm. archives.nd.edu Edit
Erica maximiliani archives.nd.edu Named after acclaimed botanist Friedrich Richard Rudolf Schlechter (1872–1925) or his brother, the...Edit

His vast herbarium was destroyed during the bombing of ...

Dicliptera capensis archives.nd.edu From the Cape Province of South Africa, previously known as the Cape Colony. -ensis is a Latin...Edit

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