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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
confertus,-a,-um (part.A): conferted, pressed or packed close together, crowded, densely crowded; thickly packed; compar. confertior,-ius (adj.B), superl. confertissimus,-a,-um (adj.A): “when parts are pressed closely round about each other; packed close” (Lindley); (in fungi) conferted, “closely packed or crowded” (S&D) [> L. confercio, confertum, 4, to stuff or cram together, to press close together; crowded, thick, dense; opp. rarus,-a,-um]; see crowded, thick; subconfertus,-a,-um (adj.A), somewhat or slightly crowded; opp. rarus,-a,-um (adj.A), q.v., “thinly placed; the reverse of such terms as dense, approximated, &c.” (Lindley), having wide interstices between its parts, of a loose texture, not thick or dense, thin;

- [Fissidens; moss] folia conferta, basi se invicem subtegentia, complanata vel unum versus latus dejecta, the leaves compact, nearly cocealing each other alternately [i.e. one after the other] at the base, complanate or one [leaf] lowered toward the side

- peristomii dentes quaternatim conferti (Mueller), the teeth of the peristome pressed together in fours.

- capitula corymbum densum terminalem conferta, the capitula crowded into a dense, terminal corymb.

- folia conferta, terminalia dense comantia, the leaves crowded, the terminal ones densely comose.

- planta tota petalis siliquisque exceptis setas longas confertas albas pilis intermixtas gerit (DeCandolle), the whole plant, with the petals and siliquas excepted, bears long, crowded, white bristles intermixed with hairs.

- flores spicati v. secus ramulos paniculae spadiciformis densissime conferti (B&H), flowers spicate or very densely crowded along the branchlets of the spadiciform panicle.

- cymae densae capituliformes, ad apices ramorum confertae v. in axillis superioribus pedunculatae, cymes dense, head-shaped, crowded at the apices of the branches or in the upper axils, pedunculate.

- membrana supra papillis minutis confertis granuliformibus obsita (S&A), the membrane above beset with minute crowded granule-like papillae.

- flores in formam umbellulae congesti, ramulis a centro patulis, aequaiibus, dichotomis, pedicellati, conferti; pedicellis unifloris (Swartz), the flowers congested into the form of an umbellule, with the branchlets half open [i.e. somewhat spreading] from the center, equal [i.e. in length], dichotomous, pedicellate, crowded; with the pedicells one-flowered.

- [Typha] flores in spadicibus terminalibus cylindraceis densissime conferti (B&H), the flowers very densely packed into terminal cylindric spadices.

- semina perplurima, conferta, parva, 2-seriata, testa echinulata (B&H), seeds very many, packed, small, in 2 rows, with the seed-coat with very small prickles.

- [fungi] saepe in uno eodemque individuo hinc prorsus laevis, illinc confertius distantiusve minute et adpresse squamulosus (S&A), often in one and the same individual here [on one side] completely smooth, there [on the other] more densely or more distantly minutely and appressedly squamulose.

Senecio confertissimus; Willoughbya confertissima; Cirsium confertissimum

 

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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