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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
brev-, brevi-: in L. comp., short (cf. Gk. brachy-); cf. curt-, curti- (in L. comp.) short-, shortened-; often ‘short and thick, stumpy;’ in Gk. comp. brachy-, ‘short;’

- brevalatus, with short wings (note elision of connecting vowel -i- before a word beginning with a vowel, -alatus).

- brevicostatus, with a short costa or midrib; brevidens,-dentis, with short teeth; brevifolius, with short leaves; brevispinus, short-spined; brevicollis, short-necked; breviflorus, with short flowers (= brachyanthus); brevifolius, with short leaves (= brachyphyllus); breviramosus,-a,-um (adj.A), with short branches; brevistamineus, with short stamens; brevistylus, with short styles.

- note, as ‘-lobed’ (-lobus,-a,-um (adj.A) is a word common to both Gk. and L., then both brachylobus and brevilobus are correct. The same is true for brachypetalus and brevipetalus; brachystylus and brevistylus.

 

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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