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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
exiguus,-a,-um (adj.A): scanty in measure or number; “very little; meagre; poor” (Stearn 1996); (of the body) small, little, weak, short, poor, mean, meager, underdeveloped; feeble; in meaning like parvus, pusillus, minutus, q.vv.; opp. (of number) abundans, copiosus, numerosus, (of body) robustus, validus;

- floris masculi calyx e foliolis plurimis constat quibus plerumque exigua genitalia tam dense arcteque cinguntur ut non nisi summo labóre et patientià arteque singulari in conspectum educi queant (Bridel); the calyx of the male flower is composed of many little leaves by which usually small genitalia are so densely and closely surrounded that not unless with the highest effort and patience and singular skill may they be lead forth into view.

- post exigua incrementa, after small increments.

- flores exigui (B&H), the flowers small.

- flores exigui magnitudine Erysimi cheiranthoidis, albidi (DeCandolle), the flowers small, with the size of Erysimum cheiranthoides.

- flores exiguos viridescentes vix conspicuos (DeCandolle), the flowers small [acc. pl.], greenish, scarcely visible.

- muscorum exigua ftatura (Bridel) the small stature [i.e. size] of mosses.

- racemi laterales et terminales, bracteis bracteolisque exiguis eglandulosis. (B&H), the racemes lateral and terminal, with the bracts and bractioles small, lacking glands.

- quoad apophysis magnitudinem, in nonnullis speciebus est exigua, ut vix discerni possit (Bridel), as to the size of the apophysis, in some species it is small or scarcely to be discerned.

- bracteis minutis oblongis puberulis, bracteolis exiguis lanceolato-subulatis diu persistentibus (F. Mueller), with the bracts minute, puberulent, with the bracteoles weak, lanceolate-subulate, persisting a long time.

- semina , omnia fertilia, dentibus exiguis , coronata. (Necker), the seeds all fertile, crowned with weak teeth.

- [fungi] cupula in junioribus e globoso obcordata, cavitate interna exigua (S&A), the cupule in younger [specimens] from globose obcordate, with a weak internal cavity.

perexiguus,-a,-um (adj.A): very scanty, thin, weak.

Bruchia exigua, a very small moss; Fissidens exigua, a moss that is small for the genus.

Limnanthemum exiguum, L. minimum.

Pteris exigua, ‘The epithet refers to the small size of the indusium;’ Euphorbia exigua, the epithet translated as ‘small’ (Fernald 1950).

 

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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