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faba-
referring to a bean (fabaceus)
falc-
referring to a sickle (shaped) (falcatus)
farin-
referring to starch or wheat (farinacea / farinosa)
fasciat-
flat (fasciatus)
fascicul-
clustered (fasciculatus)
febri-
referring to fever (febrifugus = fever + flight, driving away fever)
fenestr-
referring to a window (fenestralis)
-fer(...)
bearing, producing (coccifera = bearing berries; resiniferous; nucifera = nut-bearing; indigofera = indigo-bearing)
fero-
ferocious (Ferocactus = ferociously-spined cactus) (ferox is the Lat. adjective)
ferr-
referring to iron, rusty (color) (ferruginea)
fert-
referring to fruit, fruitful (fertilis)
festuc-
referring to the genus Festuca, a grass, therefore grass- like (festucoides)
fic-
referring to the genus Ficus (ficifolia = figleaf) (ficus-indica = fig of India) (ficaria / ficoides = like a fig)
-fid(...)
parted, divided (multifida = many-parted; bipinnatifida = twice/doubly-pinnately cut/divided)
fili-
referring to a thread (filifera = thread-bearing / filipes = hair + stalk/foot/ filipendulum = thread + drooping)
filic-
referring to ferns (filicifolia = fern-like leaves); the noun is filix = fern (filix-femina = fern + woman, the lady-fern)
fimbr-
referring to a fringe (fimbriatus)
fissi-
split (fissifolia)
fistul-
hollow tubelike (fistularis / fistulosa)
flabell-
fan-like (flabelliformis = formed like a fan)
flaccid-
soft (flaccida)
flagell-
referring to a whip (flagelliforma)
flamm-
referring to a flame (color) (flammeus)
flav-
referring to yellow (flavescens / flavum / flavida)
flex-
pliable, crooked, bent (flexuosus = bent)
floc-
referring to wool (floccosus)
flor-
a flower (floribunda = abundantly-flowering)
flui-
floating (fluidans)
fluv-
referring to a river (fluvialis)
foetid- fetid-
stinking (foetida)
foli-
referring to leaves (foliosa)
-foli(...)
referring to leaves (latifolia = flat-leaved)
foll-
referring to follicles (follicularis)
-form(...)
in the form of .... (fusiforma = spindle-shaped)
formos-
beautiful (formosa / formosissima = most beautiful) NB: formosana usually refers to Formosa (Taiwan))
formosan-
referring to Formosa (Taiwan) (formosanum)
-frag(...)
referring to a break or rupture (rupifragum = rock- breaker)
frax-
referring to the ash tree (fraxifolia = ash-foliaged / fraxinifolia)
frond-
referring to a leaf (frondosa)
-frons
referring to a leaf (frond) (simplicifrons)
frigid-
referring to cold regions (frigida)
fruct-
referring to fruit (esp. the grape) (fructifera = fruit- bearing)
frut-
referring to a shrub (shrubby) (fruticosa / fruticans = shrubby)
fuc-
painted (fucatus) - ALSO referring to a red alga plant in shape (fucoidea)
fulg-
shining, excessive (fulgens)
fulgin-
black, dark in color (fulginosa)
fulv-
referring to the color yellow (orange) (fulvescens, fulvida / fulvus)
furc-
forked. cleft (furcatus)
fusc-
brown, reddish-brown (fuscus)
fusi-
referring to a spindle (fusiformis)

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Last updated on 10/14/94