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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
coriaceus,-a,-um (adj.A): coriaceous, leathery, thick and tough like leather; “ having the consistence or texture of leather” (Lindley), tough and flexible[ > L. corium,-ii (s.n.II), skin, rind, covering]; cf. cartilagineous, ‘flexible but firm and tough;’ cf. membranaceous, membranous, thin, pliable and often somewhat transparent, like paper; cf. corky;

NOTE: this word is often used of algae with a rubbery texture or substance, such as plants of Fucus.

NOTE: ‘coreaceous’ is an error.

- legumen epicarpio fragili, mesocarpio pulposo, endocarpio coriaceo, legume with epicarpium fragile, mesocarpium pulpy, endocarpium.

- foliis coriaceis, with leathery leaves.

- legumine 3.7-3.9 cm lato, coriaceo vel suberoso, with the legume 3.7-3.9 cm wide, coriaceous or corky.

- carpella matura distincta v. basi connata, 1-locularia, nucea crustácea coriacea v. membranacea (B&H), mature carpels distinct [i.e. separate] or connate at the base, 1-loculare, nut-like, crusted, leathery or membranaceous.

- carpella matura ab axi secedentia, nunc coriacea extus mucilaginosa, nunc coriacea laevia reticulata v. echinulata nec glochidiata (B&H), mature carpels separating from the axis sometimes externally leathery, mucilaginous, sometimes leathery smooth, reticulate or echinulate, not glochidiate [i.e. pubescent with barbed bristles].

- foliis coriaceis v.carnosis, nunc rhìzomate in caulem distiche foliatum elongato, foliis brevibus vaginis subequitantibus (B&H), with leaves leathery or fleshy, sometimes with a rhizome elongated into a stem distichously foliate, with the leaves short sub-equitant to the sheaths.

- semina ovalia, compressa, testa crassa pellicula exteriore membranacea intermedia cellulosa et mucosa intima coriacea (B&H), seeds oval, compressed, with a thick seedcoat, with the outer pellicle membranaceous, the intermediate [one] cellulose and mucilaginous, the innermost [one] leathery.

- [Fucus serratifolius; algae] substantia caulis et ramorum coriaceo-cartilaginea, foliorum membranacea & tenuis (in quibusdam speciminibus in coriaceam transiens) (Agardh), the substance [i.e. tissue] of the stem and branches leathery-coriaceous, of the leaves membranaceous and thin (in come specimens changing into leathery.

somewhat leathery: coriacellatus,-a,-um (adj.A), coriacellus,-a,-um (adj.A).

alutaceus,-a,-um (adj.A): “(obsol.) leathery; having the texture of leather; the same as coriaceous” (Lindley).

coriaceo-cartilagineus,-a,-um (adj.A), also cartilagineo-coriaceus,-a,-um (adj.A): from leathery to cartilaginous, perhaps indicating a degree of flexibility from flexible to less so;

- [Fucus tilesii; algae] substantia coriaceo-cartilaginea, rigida, fragilis (Agardh), substance [i.e. tissue] leathery – cartilagineous, rigid, fragile.

- [Fucus serratifolius; algae] substantia caulis et ramorum coriaceo-cartilaginea, foliorum membranacea & tenuis (in quibusdam speciminibus in coriaceam transiens) (Agardh), the substance [i.e. tissue] of the stem and branches leathery-coriaceous, of the leaves membranaceous and thin (in come specimens changing into leathery.

carnoso-coriaceus,-a,-um (adj.A): fleshy (soft but firm and thick, succulent) to leathery (thick and tough);

- valvae recentes carnoso-coriaceae intus saturatius vitellinae, nec glutinosae, neque lignescentes (F. Mueller), young valves fleshy-leathery, inside more intensely vitelline [egg-yolk yellow], neither glutinous nor becoming woody.

coriarius,-a,-um (adj.A), q.v.: of or pertaining to leather.

crasso-coriaceus,-a,-um (adj.A): thickly coriaceous, thickened leathery [i.e. like leather, thick and tough];

- phyllodiis parvis triangularibus crasso-coriaceis paucinerviis acutis mucronatis (F. Mueller), with the phyllodia small, triangular, thickened-leathery, few-nerved, acute, mucronate.

- foliis glaucis elongatis crasso-coriaceis rigidis (F. Mueller), with the leaves glaucous, elongate, thickened-leathery, rigid.

subcoreaceus,-a,-um (adj.A): somewhat leathery.

tenui-coriaceus,-a,-um (adj.A): thinly or finely coreaceous, thinned leathery;

- leguminibus compressis linearibus tenuicoriaceis (F. Mueller), with the legumes compressed, linear, thinly leathery.

- foliis angusto-lanceolatis acutis tenui-coriaceis (F. Mueller), with the leaves narrowly lanceolate, acute, finely leathery.

 

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

 
 
 
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