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iber-
referring to Spain (Iberis)
-ifoli(...)
this part is used very much in combination with parts of generic names (as a prefix) to mean leaves like [x] where [x] is the generic word-part prefix (aconitifolium = leaves like Aconitum) (ulmifolia = leaves like Ulmus, the elm)
ign-
referring to fire (color) (igneus)
ilic-
referring to the holly tree (plant) (illicifolia = holly-leaved)
illic-
referring to fragrance/seduction (Illicium)
illustr-
bright, notable (illustris)
illyr-
referring to Greece (illyrica)
imbricat-
shingled, overlapping (imbricatus)
immacul-
spotless, immaculate (immaculata)
imper-
regal, imperious (imperator / imperialis)
impres-
sunken (impressum)
in-
un..., not .... without (inermis = unarmed / inapertum = not + open, therefore closed)
inaequal-
unequal (inaequalifolius = unequal leaves)
incan-
hairy, hoary (incana)
incarn-
referring to flesh (colored) (incarnatus)
incis-
cut (incisus)
incurv-
bent inward (incurvatus)
indent-
indented (indentata)
ind-
Indian (the subcontinent) (indica)
-ind(...)
referring to India (Morinda = mulberry + India)
indivis-
undivided (indivisus)
inerm-
unarmed (inermis)
infector-
referring to dyes and the process of dyeing (infectoria)
infest-
unsafe (infesta)
inflat-
swollen (inflatus)
ingens
massive, tremendous (size)
insign-
remarkable, distinguished (insignis / insigne)
integ-
entire (integrifolia = entire (margin)-leaved / integerrimus = very complete, entire)
intors-
turned inwards (intorsus)
involucr-
referring to an involucre (involucrata)
ion-
referring to a violet or the color (Ionopsis = violet-like - an orchid)
irid-
referring to the genus Iris, Gr. for rainbow (iridiflorus = iris-flowered)
isa- / iso-
equal, like (Isochilus = equal lips - an orchid) (isophylla = equal (sized) leaves)
-issim(...)
most, very (viridissima = very green / altissima = VERY tall)
ital-
referring to Italy (italica)

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Last updated on 10/14/94