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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
caespitosus,-a,-um (adj.A), cespitosus,a,-um (adj.A): caespitose, cespitose, growing in tufts or patches like grass; arranged or combined in a thick mat or in individual clumps, tufted; having low stems forming a dense turf or sod; 'said of low plants that make tufts or turf of their basal growths' (Bailey 1938); said of structures that are matted, as rhizomes with matter hairs; (mosses) “tufted; growing in cushions or sods” (Magill 1990); growing in clusters, as the spore fruits of some fungi; in Palms, clustered, having several stems, as the stems, which appear to branch at the base at ground level in the genus Rhapis; cf. gregarious, ‘growing in company but not united or matted together:’ gregarius,-a,-um (adj.A); cf. incohaerens,-entis (part.B), ‘incoherent, not clinging together, unconnected, not crowded, loose, free;’ in collecting mosses, loosely tufted and becoming separated on collection;

- (algae) Hab. ad rupes obscuriusculas refluenti mari denúdatas in caespites minutas erectiusculas c o l l e c t a (Agardh), it grows on somewhat hidden rocks denuded by the reflux of the sea, collected into somewhat erect, minute patches.

- (algae) caespites parvuli in aqua nubeculam tenuissimam referentes, et levissimo motu flexi ac undati (Agardh), somewhat small clumps resembling a very thin little cloud in the water, and turned and surging by the lightest motion.

- (mosses) plantae exiles in caespitulos haud cohaerentes congestae, (DozyMoeken), plants meager, congested into hardly coherent little clumps.

- herbae muscoideae, dense caespitosae,foliosae, ramis brevibus compactis.(B&H), mossy herbs, densely caespitose, leafy, with short, compact branches.

- [Clematis] caespitosa, segmentis minutis integris incisisve (DeCandolle), Clematis caespitosa, with the segments minute, entire or incised.

- [fungus] arcte caespitosus vel fascicularis truncis putridis praeprimis abietinis innascitur fungus serotinus (S&A), a late-developing fungus tightly caespitose or in fascicles, arises primarily on rotted fir trunks.

- [fungi: Peziza] Statura 2 — 5 linearum: situs utplurimum caespitosus (S&A), stature 4.2 - 10.5 mm, the habit exceedingly matted.

- [Peziza] fungus solitarius, gregarius vel caespitosus, a fungus solitary, gregarious or clustered.

- radice perenni caespitosa, with the perennial root caespitose [in mats].

- differt a specie caulibus subcaespitosis (BOISSIER), it differs from the species by the stems somewhat matted.

- caulibus basi lignosis prostratis decumbentibus caespitosis cano-tomentosis (Boissier), with the stems woody at the base, prostrate decumbent, matted, white-tomentose.

- rhizomate perenni caespitoso, with the perennial rhizome matted.

 

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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