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Names portal

The history and etymology of plant names have always fascinated botanists. They also act as precious clues to follow the migrations of plants and the relations between peoples.

  • To consult the lexica and specialized glossaries present in Pl@ntUse, see the Category:Lexicon.
  • To know which are the sources and the methods to be used for a given language, see the Category:Language.
  • You can also directly consult the Etymological dictionary (available in French by now), which aims to trace the history of names in botanical Latin, French and English by finding primary sources.