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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
flexuosus,-a,-um (adj.A): slightly and irregularly flexuous, zigzag, bent alternately in opposite directions; “zigzag; having a wavy direction, gently bending alternately inwards and outwards” (Lindley); “tortuous; zigzag” (Stearn 1996); cf. serpentinus,-a,-um (adj.A); cf. sinuosus,-a,-um (adj.A); see zigzag;

- folia superiora elongata lanceolata, acuminata, acumine saepe flexuoso subtortili (DozyMoek), with upper leaves elongate, lanceolate, acuminate, with the acumen often flexuous, almost twisted.

- conidiophora recta vel flexuosa, conidiophores straight or flexuose.

- frútices scandentes, ramis rigidis flexuosis. (B&H),

- herba annua, pusilla; caule tenui, flexuoso, parce folioso (B&H), annual herb, very small, with a thin flexuous, sparingly leaved stem.

- nervis lateralibus saepe flexuosis (B&H), with the lateral nerves often zigzag.

- siliqua sessilis, valvarum nervo medio prominulo, lateralibus flexuosis (B&H), the silique sessile, with the middle nerve of the valves somewhat prominent, the laterals flexuous.

- rami e fronde primaria erectiusculi, inter ramulos flexuosi (Agardh), the branches somewhat erect from the primary frond, flexuous among the branchlets.

- pinnullae superiores simplices in rachide flexuosa alternae (Agardh), the upper pinules simple, alternate in a flexuous rachis.

- rami apice subcorymbosi inaequaliter crassi et flexuosi (Agardh), the branches at the apex subcorymbose, unequally thick and flexuous.

- ramis divaricato-flexuosis, with the branches widely-divergently flexuous.

- ramulis sparsis inferne vix patentibus superne erecto-adpressis flexuosis attenuatis attamen obtusis (Agardh), with branchlets sparse the lower scarcely spreading, the upper erect-appressed, flexuose, attenuate and yet obtuse.

- Spadix terminalis, simplex, flexuosus (Swartz), the spadix terminal, unbranched, zigzag.

- racemis fructiferis laxis flexuosis (Boissier), with the fruit-bearing racemes loosely arranged, flexuous.

- caulilbis debilibus prostratis hirtis post anthesin flexuoso-recurvis (Boissier), with the stems weak, prostrate, hirtous, after anthesis flexuose-recurved.

 

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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