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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
epiphyticus,-a,-um (adj.A), epiphytus,-a,-um (adj.A): epiphytic, growing on other plants but not parasitic; opp. endophyticus,-a,-um (adj.A): endophytic, growing within plant tissue; often compared with a scandent (climbing) habit;

- plantae epiphyticae, raro rupestres vel terrestres, plants epiphytic, rarely rupestral or terrestrial.

- arbores v. frútices, saepe epiphyticae, rarius scandentes, succo resinoso scatentes (B&H), trees or shrube, often epiphytic, more rarely climbing, full with a resinous sap.

- arbores more Clusiae epiphytae et iisdem habitu similes (B&H), trees epiphytic in the manner of Clusia and similar to the same [sc.species] in habit.

- caulis saepius scandens v. epiphyticus (B&H), the stem very often climbing or epiphytic.

- frútices epiphytici v. scandentes, rarius arborescentes (B&H), shrubs epiphytic or climbing, very rarely tree-like.

- herbae terrestres v. epiphyticae, rarius altissime seandentes (B&H), herbs terrestria or epiphytic, very rarely very high climbing.

- plantae nunc epiphyticae caudice (v. rhizomate aerio) arboribus v. saxis mediantibus radicibus adventitiis saepe carnosulis adhaerente. (B&H), plants sometimes epiphytic by a caudex (or with an aerial rhizome) often adhering to trees or stones by intermediating adventitious roots often somewhat fleshy.

- herbae pro magna parte epiphyticae, rhizomato v. caudice cauliformi repente radicante (B&H), herbs for the most part epiphyticae, with a rhizome or stem-like caudex putting forth aerial roots in a repent [i.e. creeping] manner.

- herbae epiphyticae v. rarius terrestres, erectae v. caudice cauliformi repente radicante arboribus v. saxis affixa (B&H), herbs epiphytic or very rarely terrestrial, erect or by a stem-like caudex in a creeping manner rooting [sending out aerial roots] attached to trees or stones.

- herbae epiphyticae, caespitosae v. rhizomate repente, non pseudobulbosae. (B&H), epiphytic herbs, caespitose or with a creeping rhizome, not with pseudobulbs.

NOTE: epiphyllous indicates growth on leaves.

 

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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