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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
comosus,-a,-um (adj.A): comose, with much or long hair, bearing a tuft of hairs (trichomes) or leaves, leafy; (fungus) “having hairs in groups or tufts” (Ainsworth & Bisby); (bryophytes) with larger and more crowded leaves forming tufts or comas at the stem tips; e.g. Campylopus, Bryum” (Magill 1990); “furnished with a tuft, sometimes of sterile flowers, as in Muscari comosum, or conspicuous bracts, as in Eucomis comosa” (Stearn 1996); (mosses) in reference to stems with leaves larger and more crowded in tufts, or comae; comose stems with upper leaves spreading may be rosulate in appearance; lit. 'with much or long hair,' in Pliny, 'with many leaves;' see coma; see brush-shaped; see tufted;

- squamis rhizomatis non comosis, with the scales of the rhizome not not comose (bearing tufts of hairs).

- calyptra vertice solum cellulis giganteis clavatis grosse comata (Steph.), calyptra only at the top with gigantic clavate cells coarsely tufted.

- semina in loculis solitaria, pendula, saepe basi carunculato-arillata, interdum pilosa aut comosa (DeCandolle), the seeds solitary in the locules, pendulous, often at the base carunculate-arillate, sometimes hairy or tufted.

- [Hermannia comosa] calycibus inflatis appendicibus ciliatis, crinito-comosis ! (DeCandolle), with the calyces inflated, with appendages ciliate crinito-comose.

- [moss] plantae basi nudae, apice comoso - vel rosulato - foliosae (C. Mueller), plants at the base naked [i.e. leafless], at the apex comose or rosulate-foliose.

- [moss] apice interrupte comoso-foliosum erectum, (C. Mueller), at the apex discontinuously comose [i.e. tufted]-foliose, erect.

- [moss] flos femineus in ramulo apice comoso tcrminalis gemmiformis (C. Mueller), the female flower on a comose [i.e. tufted] branchlet at the apex, terminal, gemmiform.

- [moss] innovationibus crassiusculis ovoideo-wcomosis dense foliosis (C. Mueller), with the innovations somewhat thick, ovoid-tufted, densely foliose.

crinitus,-a,-um (adj.A): crinite, having tufts of long weak hairs.

rosulatus,-a,-um (adj.A): with leaves or petals abruptly larger, more crowded and spreading at the stem tips;

NOTE: capillamentosus,-a,-um (adj.A): “comose” (Jackson), with much or long hairs, with tufts of hairs.

Clematis comosa, Melianthus comosus; Polygala comosa

 

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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