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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
arachnoideus,-a,-um (adj.A), araneosus,-a,-um (adj.A): arachnoid, cobwebby, full of cobwebs; “resembling cobweb in appearance; seeming to be covered with cobweb, in consequence of the entanglement of long white hairs” (Lindley); “of slender entangled hairs” (Fernald 1950) [> Gk. arachnE (s.f.I), Lat. araneus (s.m.II) ‘spider or spider’s web;’ arachnion (s.n.II), a spider’s web; aranea Lat. spider’s web]; cf. byssaceus,-a,-um (adj.A); cf. floccosus,-a,-um (adj.A), floccose, clothed with locks or flocks of soft hair or wool” (Fernald 1950);

- foliis caulinis superioribus supra hirsuto-villosis glabrisve subtus tomentellis vel arachnoideis (F. Mueller), with the upper stem leaves hirsuto-villous above or glabrous, underneath tomentellous or arachnoid.

- bracteolis arachnoideis numerosis squamis 20-24 marginatis (Boissier), with the bracteoles cobwebby, numerous, bordered with 20-24 scales.

- [alga] CONFERVA FLOCCOSA, filis simplicibus arachnoideis in stratum flavo-viride implicatis, articulis diametro subaequalibus (Agardh), with the threads simple [i.e. unbranched], cob-webby, interwoven into a yello-green layer, nearly equally the articuli [i.e. joints] in diameter.

 

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