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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
furfuraceus,-a,-um (adj.A): furfuraceus, “scurfy; covered with soft scales, which are easily displaced” (Lindley);

- [lichen] thallus supra laevis vel saepius tenuiter nigricanti-furfuraceus, subtus cinereus vel albo-cinereus denseque breviter incano-tomentellus (Nyl.), thallus smooth above or more often thinly grayed-black-furfuraceous [i.e. covered with soft scales], beneath ash-gray or white-ashen gray and also densely, shortly whitish-gray tomentellous.

- thallus totus (supra infraque) confertissime isidioso-rugulosus vel isidio furfuraceo concolore fere totus obtectus, sordide cinereo-virescens. (Nyl.), the whole thallus (above and also below) most compactly isidiose-slightly wrinkled or nearly the whole covered with furfuraceous one-colored isidium, dirty ashen gray-greenish.

 

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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