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tabacum is derived from a French name for the plant, tabac. [See Nicotiana tabacum.]

Tabebuia [genus name] is derived from a local Brazilian name for these trees and shrubs. [See Tabebuia.]

Tacca [genus name] is a corruption of taka, an Indonesian name for one of the species in this genus. [See Tacca.]

Tamarindus [genus name] is derived from an Arabic name tamar (date) and an Indian name hindi.

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 Tamarindus.]

Tamarix [genus name] is a classical Latin name for the plant which is also said to be named after the River Tamaris in Spain (today known as the Tambra). The area through which the river runs used to be inhabited by people who were known as Tamarisci and its banks provided the ideal habitat for the tamarisk which grew there in abundance. [See Tamarix.]

Tamus [genus name] is for some authorities derived from a Latin name tamnus used for another climbing plant, and for others it was the species referred to as Uva Taminia by the Roman natural historian, Pliny (23-79). [See ... .]

tanacetifolia is made up of Tanacetum (genus name) and Latin -folia (leaved) components meaning 'with tansy-like leaves'. [See Phacelia tanacetifolia.]

Tanacetum [genus name] is derived for some authorities from a Medieval Latin name for the plant tanazita (once the name of a remedy for intestinal worms), and for others from another name for the plant athanasia as a corruption of Greek athanatos (immortal). [See Tanacetum.]

tataricum means 'of or from central Asia, Tartary (the land of the Tatars in Russia and Siberia), or the Crimea'. [See Acer tataricum.]

Taxodium [genus name] is derived from the genus name Taxus (yew) and Greek eido- (figure, form, shape, resemblance) components with reference to similar leaf shape. [See Taxodium.]


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