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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
fruticosus,-a,-um (adj.A): fruticose, shrubby, bushy, woody; (in fungi), of lichens, “having an upright or hanging thallus of radiate structure” (Ainsworth & Bisby); (of lichens) having an upright or pendulous thallus, with a radiate structure” (S&D);

- habitu fruticoso differt, it differs by its shrubby habit.

- herbae annuae aut perennes, seu fruticosae (DeCandolle), annual or perennial herbs or somewhat woody.

- caule fruticoso ramoso subspinescente (DeCandolle), with the stem shrubby, branched, becoming somewhat spiny.

- Beatsonia portulacifolia foliis subrotundis carnosis glabris, caule fruticoso dumoso (DeCandolle), with the leaves nearly rounded, fleshy, smooth, with the stem shrubby, thorny.

Filament Thallus = Fruticose Thallus, “a Lichen having a shrub-like thallus” (Jackson): thallus,-i (s.m.II) fruticosus (adj.A), abl. sg. thallo fruticoso; see note under ‘fruticulosus,-a,-um (adj.A).’

Thallus,-i (s.m.II) fruticosus, abl. sg. thallo fruticoso: “in lichens, a thallus attached by one point only or by a narrow base to the substratum, from which it grows upward as a simple or more or less branched, shrublike body; ‘thallus fruitculosos;’ also called ‘filamentous thallus’” (S&D).

Thamnium,-ii (s.n.II), abl. sg. thamnio: “the bushy thallus of such Lichens as Cladonia rangiferina, Hoffm.” (Jackson); “an old term for the branched, bushlike thallus of certain lichens” (S&D) [> Gk. thamnos (s.m.II), a bush, shrub].

Thamnoblast: “used by Koerber for a fruticose Lichen” (Jackson): thamnoblastus,-i (sm.II), abl. sg. thamnoblasto [> Gk. thamnos (s.m.II), a bush, shrub + blastos, a bud].

 

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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