www.mobot.org Research Home | Search | Contact | Site Map  
 
Research
W³TROPICOS
QUICK SEARCH

MO PROJECTS:
Africa
Asia/Pacific
Mesoamerica
North America
South America
General Taxonomy
Photo Essays
Training in Latin
  America

MO RESEARCH:
Wm. L. Brown Center
Bryology
GIS
Graduate Studies
Research Experiences
  for Undergraduates

Imaging Lab
Library
MBG Press
Publications
Climate Change
Catalog Fossil Plants
MO DATABASES:
W³MOST
Image Index
Rare Books
Angiosperm
  Phylogeny

Res Botanica
All Databases
INFORMATION:
What's New?
People at MO
Visitor's Guide
Herbarium
Jobs & Fellowships
Symposium
Research Links
Site Map
Search

Projects
 
Introduction


Browse by Keyword


Search


Abbreviations


Bibliography


Resources


A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
canescens,-entis (part.B): canescent, “grayish-white. A term applied to hairy surfaces” (Lindley); “hoary with gray pubescence” (Fernald 1950); becoming gray, grayish; in mosses, hoary due to the collective hyaline hair points on the apices of leaves, as in polsters of Grimmia species; syn. canus,-a,-um (adj.A), incanus,-a,-um (adj.A); incanescens,-entis (part.B), to become white, to turn gray or hoary; see hoary; cf. expallescens,-entis (part.B): growing or turning very pale;

- suffrutex humilis, pube molli stellata canescens (B&H), low subshrub, grayish with a soft, stellate pubescence.

- flores secus ramos paniculae terminalis sericeocanescentis (B&H), the flowers along the branched of the terminal panicle silky-canescent.

- herbae erecta, subramosae, pube ramosa canescentes (B&H), erect herbs, somewhat branched, canescent with a branched pubescence.

- stroma laete ac vivide luteum, demum praesertim in placentae basi canescens (S&A), the stroma a bright and vivid yellow, ultimately, chiefly at the base of the placenta, grayish-white.

- S. canescens: var. incana: in lignis duris siccis liinc inde obvia, cinerea est, parum virescens , passim fuscella (S&A), on hard, dry wood encountered here and there, is ash-gray, somewhat greenish, all over a light blackish-brown.

- fungi juniores tomentum molle satis densum, a latere conspectum canescens, aetate progrediente sensim subevanescens, in pileo gerunt (S&A), younger fungi bearing on the pileus a soft, rather dense tomentum, when observed from the side, canescent, dying off with age, gradually disappearing.

- initio subfulvum, caespites constituens parvos: dein longe ac late effusum simul canescit aut expallescit (S&A), in the beginning somewhat fulvous, forming small sods; then spread out far and widely, at once growing gray-white or turning very pale.

NOTE: canescit, 3d. pers sg. pres. act. indic. it grows grayish-white.

argenteo-canescens, silvery-grayish.

 

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

 
 
 
© 1995-2017 Missouri Botanical Garden, All Rights Reserved
P.O. Box 299, St. Louis, MO 63166-0299
(314) 577-5100

E-mail
Technical Support