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In addition to searching through the individual botanical definitions you may now benefit also from browsing the extensive information gleaned through our research. This list has been compiled in alphabetic order according to the genus or species..

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Pachira [genus name] is derived from a Guyanese name for these trees. [See Pachira.]

pachyloba is derived from Greek pachy- (thick) and lobo- (lobe) meaning 'with thick lobes'. [See Afzelia pachyloba.]

Pachyrhizus [genus name] is derived from Greek pachy- (thick) and rhizo- (root) components with reference to the thick tuberous roots of these species.

Members of this family (Leguminosae) absorb nitrogen from the air. Through the bacterial nodules on their deep growing roots they will introduce nitrogen to the soil (and aerate it) to the benefit of neighbouring plants and any following them in the same soil. [See Pachyrhizus.]

Pachysandra [genus name] is derived from Greek pachy- (thick) and andro- (man) components with reference to the unusually thickened white stamens. [See Pachysandra.]

Pachystachys [genus name] is derived from Greek pachy- (thick) and stachyo- (spike, ear of corn) components with reference to the dense flower clusters. [See Pachystachys.]

padus is Greek (wild cherry). [See Prunus padus.]

Palaquium [genus name] is derived from a Filipino name for these trees.

The trees are threatened with extinction in the wild because of legal and illegal commercial exploitation and from human encroachment on its habitat. [See Palaquium.]

Pallenis [genus name] is derived from Latin palea (chaff) with reference to the chaffy receptacle. [See Pallenis.]

pallida is Latin (pale, colourless). [See Carya pallida, Echinacea pallida.]

pallidum is Latin (pale, colourless). [See Lycium pallidum.]


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