List of Latin and Greek Words Commonly Used in Systematic Names - List of Words - R


Latin/Greek Language English Example
repandus L Curved upwards, turned up Peruvian Apple Cactus, Cereus repandus; Hedgehog Mushroom, Hydnum repandum
repens L 1. Creeping, crawling (rēpens);
2. Unexpected (rĕpens)
Creeping Buttercup, Ranunculus repens; White Clover, Trifolium repens
reptans L Creeping, crawling Potentilla reptans (creeping cinquefoil); Ajuga reptans (bugle); Reptilia
rhis, rhino- G ῥις, ῥινο- Nose Orange Leaf-nosed Bat, Rhinonicteris aurantia
rhiza G ῥίζα Root Bushy Seedbox, Ludwigia helminthorrhiza; Rhizobium (nitogen-fixing soil bacteria)
rhynchos G ῥύγχος Beak or snout Mallard, Anas platyrhynchos
rhyti-, rhytis G ῥυτίς Wrinkled, folded Shaggy Moss, Rhytidiadelphus triquetrus; Rhytidodon (syn. Rutiodon)
rostra L Beak, bill, snout Common Crossbill, Loxia curvirostra
rostralis L With a beak Buttoned Snout moth, Hypena rostralis
ruber L Red Red Valerian, Centranthus ruber; Summer Tanager, Piranga rubra; Red Maple, Acer rubrum
rufus L Reddish, red Red Wolf, Canis rufus

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