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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
Branch (of a river: tributary): ramus fluminis (gen.sg. of flumen, ‘river’).
Branch, “a division of the stem, or axis of growth” (Jackson): ramus,-i (s.m.II), acc. sg. ramum, abl. sing. ramo, nom. pl. rami, acc. pl. ramos, dat. & abl. pl. ramis; also stirps (s.f.III), q.v. gen.sg. stirpis; consider also subaxis,-is (s.m.III), q.v.;

- frutices v. herbae, ramis articulatia (B&H), shrubs or herbs, with the branches jointed.

- rami hornotini ascendentes 3-6 cm. longi glabri, branches of the present year's growth ascending 3-6 cm. long glabrous.

- ramis floriferis ad nodos ramorum validiorum fasciculatis, with flowering branches at the nodes of the stronger branches clustered.

- rami ramulique graciles, inferne cinerascentes, ad apicem in parte hornotini brunei, branches and branchlets slender, below becoming gray, at the tip in the part of current growth brown (Stearn).

- in ramis dejectis lectum, on fallen branches collected.

- ad ramos dejectos cortice denudatos, on fallen branches stripped of bark. (Stearn).

- ramis valde divergentibus et distantibus, by the branches strongly divergent and distant.

- columna nunc apice in filamenta oo v. in ramos 2-oo 1-oo-antheriferos divisa (B&H), the column sometimes at the apex divided into [indeterminate] filaments or into 2-[indeterminate], 1-[indeterminate-anther-bearing branches.

- flores parvi, perfecti utriusque sexus i n verticillis et saepius in stirpibus distinctis separati (B&H), flowers small, perfect, both sexes in verticils and quite often separated on distinct branches.

- ad ramos tiliaceos, quercinos , abietinos etc. praesertim tamen in populneis abundantissima, on branches tiliaceous [Tilia], quercine [Quercus], abietinous [Abies] etc. especially however the most abundant on the branches of Populus.

- ad ramos aridos decorticatos Crataegi, Sambuci racemosae etc., on the dried, decorticated branches of Crataegus, Sambucus racemosa, etc.

NOTE: subaxis, a term used for ‘branch’ (the stem being the primary axis): subaxis,-is (s.m.III), acc. sg. subaxem or subaxin, abl. sg. subaxe, nom. & acc. pl. subaxes, gen. pl. subaxium, dat.& abl. pl. subaxibus.

NOTE: brachium,-ii (s.n.II), abl sg. brachio, ‘arm’ is used for ‘branch;’ see brachium,-ii (s.n.II).

Slender branch: virga,-ae (s.f.I), q.v., abl. sg. virga, q.v.; see twig.

Virgultum,-i (s.n.II), abl. sg. virgulto: “(obsol.) a young, slender branch” (Lindley).
branch, shaped like a: ramiformis,-e (adj.B)

- caulis 2-ramosus, appendiculis ramiformibus obtectus, stem 2-branched, covered with branch-shaped appendages.
branch-bearing: ramifer,-fera, ferum (adj.A), ramiger,-gera,-gerum (adj.A);

- caulis ramifer puberulus, branch-bearing stem downy.
branch-dwelling, living on branches or twigs, ramicole, ramicolous: ramicola,-ae (s.f.I): a noun suffix meaning '-dweller;' see -cola,-ae (s.f.I).

Branch-dweller: ramicola,-ae (s.f.I): a noun suffix meaning '-dweller;' see -cola,-ae (s.f.I).

The genus Ramicola,-ae (s.f.I) Velen. Agaricaceae.
branch-flowering: ramiflorus,-a,-um (adj.A), q.v., ramiflorous, producing flowers on (old) branches.
branch, pertaining or belonging to a: ramealis,-e (adj.B), rameus,-a,-um (adj.A); see ramealis,-e (adj.B);

- basirameus, branching at or near the base.

- flores parvi, cymulosi, cymis in panículas breves axillares v. rameales dispositis (B&H), flowers small, cymulose, with the cymes arranged in short axillary or branching panicles.

 

A work in progress, presently with preliminary A through R, and S, and with S (in part) through Z essentially completed.
Copyright © P. M. Eckel 2010-2017

 
 
 
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