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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
Aborigines, gen. pl. aboriginum (pl.m.III) [ab-origo] “the primeval Romans, the Aborigines; the ancestors of the Romans; original inhabitants (Lewis & Short); see native (noun); opp. alien (noun), q.v.;

- Sinum Moretón Bay versus in silvis prope Durando, W. Hill. "Tandah" et "Taandal" aboriginum (F. Mueller), toward the gulf Moreton Bay in the forests near Durando, W. Hill. “Tandah” and “Taandal” of the aborigines.

- speciem similem (forsan Portulacam tuberosam Roxb.) reperi in locis fertilioribus Australiae intratropicae, radice napiformi aboriginibus cibum praebente (F. Mueller), I have found a similar species (perhaps P. tuberosa) in the more fertile places of intratropical Australia, the turnip-shaped root providing food to the aborigines.

Physostegia aboriginorum Fern. “wrongly constructed name, intended to mean ‘of the aborigines,’ from the type-station Indian Creek, Virginia (USA)” (Fernald 1950).

 

A work in progress, presently with preliminary A through R, and S, and with S (in part) through Z essentially completed.
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