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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
alte: (adv.); compar. altius (adv.); superl. altissime (adv.): tall or deeply, loftily; see altus,-a,-um (adj.A); opp. breve (adv.), brevi (adv.), breviter (adv.), q.v.: shortly, shallowly; cf. longe (adv.), ‘long-;’

1. on high, highly, high-; loftily;

- caulis minus alte ascendens, the stem less loftily ascending.

- floribus terminalibus longe [or alte] pedicellatis, with the flowers terminal, long pedicellate [i.e. borne on long pedicels].

- filamentis alte in columnam connatis, with the filaments into a column high connate.

- cales elati, erecti vel supra arbores altissime scandentes, stems tall, erect or up the trees very highly climbing.

- (moss) fructus terminalis, solitarius, rarius geminus, alte vel breviter pedicellatus (DozyMoek), fruit terminal, solitary, rarely paired, tall- or short-pedicelled [i.e. with a tall or short seta].

- folium perichaetiale altius erectum quam caulinum, the perichaetial leaf more loftily erect than the stem [leaf].

- operculo alte convexo apiculato, with the operculum loftily convex, apiculate.

2. deeply;

- folia altius concava, the leaves more deeply concave.

- stipes altius sulcatus, stipe more deeply furrowed.

- calyx 2-partitus vel alte 2-lobus, calyx 2-parted or deeply 2-lobed.

- ab apice in lobos plures breves vel demum alte fissos, from the apex into many short lobes or eventually deeply divided.

- foliis magis alte lobatis, with the leaves more deeply lobed.

 

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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