The term agathosma comes from the Greek words agathos (good) and osmè (smell, stink, fragrant, odour, scent, perfume). It translates loosely as 'good smell'. The term agathosma is used to denote an illusory or hallucinatory olfactory percept that presents itself in the form of a pleasant odour such as the scent of flowers, perfume, or honey. The term agathosma is used in opposition to the term * cacosmia ('bad smell').
   Stearn, W.T. (1993). The gender of the generic name onosma (Boraginaceae). Taxon, 42, 679-681.

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  • Agathosma — (A. W., Wohlgeruch), Pflanzengattung aus der Familie der Diosmeae Eudiosmeae, 1. Ordnung der 5. Kl. L.; zahlreiche strauchartige Arten am Cap, z.B. der stumpfblätterige Wohlgeruch (A. obtusa) mit röthlichen Blüthenköpfen …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Agathósma — Willd. (Wohlgeruch), Gattung der Rutazeen, immergrüne Sträucher mit kleinen, flachen oder fast dreikantigen Blättern, an der Spitze der Zweige in Dolden oder Köpfchen stehenden, weißen oder rötlichen Blüten, etwa 100 Arten in Südafrika, von denen …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Agathósma — Wild., Pflanzengattg. der Rutazeen; immergrüne, aromatisch riechende, südafrik. Sträucher …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Agathosma — taxobox name = Agathosma image caption = Agathosma betulina regnum = Plantae unranked divisio = Angiosperms unranked classis = Eudicots unranked ordo = Rosids ordo = Sapindales familia = Rutaceae genus = Agathosma genus authority = Willd., 1809… …   Wikipedia

  • Agathosma — Agathosma …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Agathosma —   Agathosma A. betulina …   Wikipedia Español

  • Agathosma — ID 1780 Symbol Key AGATH3 Common Name agathosma Family Rutaceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity N/A US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution N/A Growth Habit N/A …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • agathosma — ˈthäzmə noun Etymology: New Latin, from agath + osma 1. capitalized : a genus of southern African shrubs (family Rutaceae) having heathlike foliage from which a sulfur containing oil used in folk medicine is obtained and numerous small flowers in …   Useful english dictionary

  • agathosma — ag·a·thos·ma …   English syllables

  • Agathosma betulina — Agathosma betulina …   Википедия

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