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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
fruticulosus,-a,-um (adj.A): somewhat shrubby; full of shrublets; (of lichens) having a somewhat upright or pendulous thallus, with a radiate structure;

- [lichen] thallus nigrescens vel obscure fuscus, satis fragilis, filiformis implexusque vel caespitose fruticulosus aut depresso-radiatus (Nyl.), the thallus blackish or obscurely blackish brown, quite fragile, filiform and interwoven or fruticulose [i.e. having an upright or hanging thallus of radiate structure] [with a clumping habit] or depressed-radiate.

- L. SUFFRUTICOSUM siliculis ellipticis stigmate apiculatis, caulibus fruticulosis (DeCandolle), L. suffruticosum with the silicles elliptic, apiculate by means of the stigma, with the stems somewhat shrubby.

- parvum erectum fasciculare fruticulosum, (a fungus) small, erect, fascicled, shrubby [in habit].

- caulis subherbaceus, basi fruticulosus (Swartz), the stem nearly herbaceous, at the base like a shrub.

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

- [lichen] thallus minutus variae formae: tenuiter incrustans, submembranaceus, granulosus, fruticulosus (Nyl.), thallus minute, of various shapes: thinly encrusting, somewhat membranaceous, granulose, fruticulose.

 

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