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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
bifarius,-a,-um (adj.A): bifarious, in two rows; in two vertical rows, as leaves in Smilacina racemosa or S. stellata, distichous, q.v.; “arranged in two rows. This term is frequently applied to flowers, and to ovules” (Lindley); “distichous, in two rows” (Magill 1990); syn. distichus,-a,-um (adj.A), q.v.; see -farius,-a,-um (adj.A); see distichus,-a,-um (adj.A), arranged in two opposite rows, consisting of two rows, two-ranked;

- folia bifaria, leaves in two rows.

- foliorum segmenta bifaria (B&H), the segments of the leaflets in two rows.

- spadicis ramuli floriferi breves, compressi, floribus secundis v. bifariis (B&H), the floriferous branchlets of the spadices short, compressed, with the flowers secund or bifarious [i.e. in two rows].

- aculeis adpressiusculis in fructu maturo pallescentibus crassiusculis bifariis scabris apice glochidiatis (Boissier), with the spines somewhat appressed in the mature fruit, somewhat pale, rather thick, scabrous in two rows, glochidiate at the apex.

- foliis ovato-lanceolatis bifariis integris nitidis, racemis axillaribus ante anthesin bifariam imbricatis (DeCandolle), with the leaves ovate-lanceolate, in two rows, entire, shining, with the racemes axillary, prior to anthesis imbricate in two rows.

- vaginae arctissimae bifariae alternae acuminatae (F. Mueller), the sheathes very tight, in two rows, alternate, acuminate.

- folia bifaria, pedali a v. sesquipedalia (F. Mueller), leaves in two rows, a foot or a foot and a half foot [i.e. long].

Eragrostis bifaria; Poa bifaria; (moss) Hypnum bifarium, Isothecium bifarium, Mnium bifarium, Rhizogonium bifarium.

subbifarius,-a,-um (adj. B): nearly in two rows, somewhat in two rows;

- folia subbifaria e basi subvaginantia (Mueller), leaves nearly in two rows, from a somewhat sheathing base.

 

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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