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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
decumbens,-entis (part.B): decumbent, “reclining upon the earth, and rising again from it” (Lindley); prostrate or reclining with apex or tip raised upwards, “reclining but with the summit ascending” (Jackson); (decumbens), when the stem is upright below, but above is bent down towards the ground, so that the greatest part of it is bent (Willdenow); (in fungi) ascending from a prostrate base; of fungi, “resting on the substratum with the ends turned up” (Ainsworth & Bisby); cf. procumbent, ‘prostrate, lying or trailing on the ground;’ cf. humifusus,-a,-um (adj.A), ‘sprawling on the ground;’

- habitu decumbenti similis Serenoae serrulatae, with a decumbent posture similar to Serenoa serrulata [= dative sg.].

- herbae erectae v. decumbentes, glabrae v. pilosae (B&H), erect or decumbent herbs, glabrous or pilose.

- herbae suffruticesve, saepius basi decumbenti-ramosae (B&H), herbs or subshrubs, more often at the base decumbently branched.

- herbae annuae v. perennes, erectae, caespitosae, decumbentes v. diffuso-scandentes(B&H), annual herbs annual or perrenial, erect, caespitose, decumbent or diffusely climbing.

- herbae perennes, breviter decumbentes v. subacaules (B&H), perennial herbs, shortly decumbent or nearly lacking a stem.

- herbae basi saepe suffrutescentes, decumbentes v. subrepentes, (B&H), herbs at the base often subshrubby, decumbent or somewhat creeping [and rooting at the nodes].

- herbae perennes (unica annua), basi decumbentes, dein erectae (B&H), perennial herbs (one annual), decumbent at the base, then erect.

 

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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