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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
abruptinervis,-e (adj.B): with a truncated or sharply ending nerve, costa or rib:

- (moss) folia pellucide areolata abruptinervia (Mueller), the leaves transparently areolate, with the costa suddenly terminated.

Syntrichia abruptinervis, with the costa terminating suddenly above the apex of the leaf because the deciduous gemma, which is developed at the costal tip, is broken off, hence the nerve is 'broken off.'

 

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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