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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
Bloom: 1. a covering or secretion of powdery or waxy pruinose material causing a whitish (glaucous) or bluish overcast on the surface of certain leaves and fruits; “a whitish powdery and glaucous covering of the surface, often of a waxy nature” (Fernald 1950); in mycology, “a frost-like or flour-like surface covering” (Ainsworth & Bisby): pruina,-ae (s.f.I), q.v.; see caesius; see glaucous;

2. synonymous with blossom, flower: flos,-oris (s.m.III), , q.v., abl.sg. flore;

- stipes in [alpha], pruina alba tectus, stipe in [variety a] covered with a white bloom.

- foliis pruina densa glauca differt, it differs by the leaves with a dense, glaucous bloom.

- [fungus] aetate juniore pruina quadam caesio - cinerea , in adultis evanida, totus obductus, at a younger age, the whole covered with a a certain powder glaucous-blue-gray, gone in the adults.

 

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