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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
fibrous, composed of separable threads or fibers, fibrate; “containing a great proportion of woody fiber; as the rind of a Cocoa-nut” (Lindley): fibrosus,-a,-um (adj.A), fibratus,-a,-um (adj.A); see hairy;

- volva partialis in pileo immaturo dense fibrosa, partial veil in immature cap densely fibrous.

- seminibus 1-2-seriatis, testa humectata densissime fibroso-mucosa (B&H), with the seeds in 1-2 series, with the test when moist very densely fibrous-mucose.

- fructus baccatus, endocarpio fibroso, 1-4-spermus (B&H), the fruit berry-like, with the endocarp fibrous, 1-4-seeded.

- fructus sarcocarpio fibroso-subexsucco, the fruit with a fibrous-somewhat dry sarcocarp

- semen pendulum, ovoideum, testa subfibrosa (B&H), the seed pendulous, ovoid, with the test somewhat fibrous.

- semina arillo chartaceo extus pulposo inclusa., pulpa intus fibrosa, testa nitida spongiosa (B&H), the seeds included in a papery aril, externally pulpy, with the pult inwardly fibrous, the test shining, spongy.

- drupa oblonga, putamine ligneo extus fibroso (B&H), the drupe oblong, with the putamen woody, externally fibrous.

- herbae annuae radice fibrosa, v. perennantes caudice lignoso (B&H), annual herbs with a fibrous root or perennial [herbs] with a woody caudex.

Fibrous cortex: “(of lichens), made up of hyphae parallel with the long axis of the thallus; cf. fastigiate cortex” (Ainsworth & Bisby): cortex fibrosus (adj.A), abl. sg. cortice fibroso; cf. intricate cortex; cf. intricate cortex.

Filament Mycelium = Fibrous Mycelium, “when the hyphae form long branching strands” (Jackson): mycelium (s.n.II) fibrosum (adj.A), abl. sg. mycelio fibroso.

Fibrous root: radix,-icis (s.f.III) fibrosa, abl.sg. radice fibrosa: “fibrous root; a root (as in most grasses) that has no prominent central axis and that branches in all directions - distinguished from taproot [radix,-icis (s.f.III) palaris (adj.B)] and tuberous root [radix,-icis (s.f.III) tuberosa (adj.B)” (WIII); "a diffuse root that includes a significant component of woody or sclerotic strands and is consequently tough and often wiry" (Kiger & Porter 2001); see tuberous root, under ‘tuberous;’ cf. tap-root.

- herba aquatica radicibus fibrosis humo adfixa (DeCandolle), an aquatic herb attached to the soil by fibrous roots.

- radice fibrosa tuberes subrotundos gerente (DeCandolle), with the root fibrous bearing somewhat rotund tubers.

Fibrous tissue, “a tissue formed of elongated thick-walled cells” (Fernald 1950): textura,-ae (s.f.I) fibrosa.
fibrous-rooted: fibroso-radicatus,-a,-um (part.A).

 

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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