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dactylifera is derived from Greek dactylo- (finger) and -fer (bearing, carrying) components meaning 'finger-like' with reference to the fruit. [See Phoenix dactylifera.]

dactyloides is made up of Greek dactylo- (finger) and -oides (like) components meaning 'finger-like'. [See Buchloe dactyloides.]

dactylon is derived from Greek dactylo- (finger) with possible reference to a perceived finger-like arrangement of the flower-spikes. [See Cynodon dactylon.]

Dactylorhiza [genus name] is derived from Greek dactylo- (finger) and rhizo- (root) components with reference to the finger-like tubers. [See Dactylorhiza.]

daemia is an Arabic name for pergularia (Pergularia daemia). [See Pergularia daemia.]

Daemonorops [genus name] is derived from Greek daimon (demon, evil spirit) and rhops (shrub) components with reference to the very spiny stems. [See Daemonorops.]

dalbergioides is made up of the genus name Dalbergia and Greek -oides (like) components meaning 'like plants in that genus'.[See Pterocarpus dalbergioides.]

damascena means 'of or from Damascus (Syria)'. [See Nigella damascena, Rosa x damascena.]

danicus means 'of or from Denmark'. [See Astragalus danicus.]

Daphne [genus name] honours the daughter of the river god in Greek mythology who was transformed into a laurel tree to avoid the pursuit of Apollo. It is also the Greek name for bay tree Laurus nobilis on the basis that some of the species bear a passing resemblance to that bay tree. Other authorities suggest that it may be derived from the name of the root of another unnamed plant and means 'odour'. [See Daphne.]


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