www.mobot.org Research Home | Search | Contact | Site Map  
 
Research
W³TROPICOS
QUICK SEARCH

MO PROJECTS:
Africa
Asia/Pacific
Mesoamerica
North America
South America
General Taxonomy
Photo Essays
Training in Latin
  America

MO RESEARCH:
Wm. L. Brown Center
Bryology
GIS
Graduate Studies
Research Experiences
  for Undergraduates

Imaging Lab
Library
MBG Press
Publications
Climate Change
Catalog Fossil Plants
MO DATABASES:
W³MOST
Image Index
Rare Books
Angiosperm
  Phylogeny

Res Botanica
All Databases
INFORMATION:
What's New?
People at MO
Visitor's Guide
Herbarium
Jobs & Fellowships
Symposium
Research Links
Site Map
Search

Projects
 
Introduction


Browse by Keyword


Search


Abbreviations


Bibliography


Resources


A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
-ger,-era,-erum (adj.A suffix), gen. sg. -geri,-gerae,-geri: in Latin comps. -bearing (q.v.), also 'producing,' q.v.; “a Latin termination signifying the carrying of something, as ‘floriger,’ the carrier of flowers” (after Lindley, ‘florifer’). These compounds are declined as regular A adjectives in all cases; the "e" is not elided [> L. gero, gessi, gestum, 3, to bear about with one, to bear, carry, to wear, have (on); to hold; to bring, fetch; to produce, yield, bring forth]; see gerens,-entis (part.B);

NOTE: cf. -fer,-fera,-ferum (adj.A) (Latin) and -phorus (Greek). Related: -genus,-a,-um (adj.A, in L. & Gk. comps.) -producing; -parus,-a,-um (adj. A)(in L. comp.) -producing, -bearing

NOTE: the ending -gerus in the nominative masculine singular is less often used than -ger: all the other endings for gender and case are identical with -ger,-gera,-gerum;

- clavigerus, club-bearing.

Andropogon barbigerus, Andropogon spicigerus, Axonopus barbigerus, Axonopus barbigerus, Axonopus barbigerus var. venturii Cenchrus setigerus, Cenchrus setigerus, Cenchrus setigerus, Cenchrus setigerus, Neomicrocalamus setigerus, Sporobolus barbigerus.
             singular                              plural 
Nom. sporiger   sporigera sporiferum    sporigeri sporigerae sporigera   
Gen. sporigeri  sporigerae sporigeri sporigerorum sporigerarum sporigerorum 
Dat. sporigero  sporigerae sporigero              sporigeris  
Acc. sporigerum sporigeram sporigerum  sporigeros sporigeras sporigera 
Abl. sporigero  sporigera sporigero               sporigeris 
- capituliger, head or capitulum-bearing; fibuliger, clamp-bearing; glanduliger, bearing small glands (glandules); lactiger, bearing milk; laniger, bearing wool; proliger, bearing offsets as progeny; pubiger, bearing a pubescence; punctigera, wearing dots; scapiger, producing a scape, scapose; spinulifer, producing spinules; squamiger, scale-bearing; sporiger, spore-bearing; setiger, bearing bristles or setae; stelliger, producing or bearing stars; villiger, bearing villi;

- lamina (s.f.I) proligera or sporigera, the hymenium of a discocarp,

in the older terminology, disc (S&D).

NOTE: see also -fer (Latin) and -phorus (Greek). Related: -genus,-a,-um, (in L. & Gk. comps.) producing; -parus,-a,-um (adj. A)(in L. comp.) producing, bearing.

NOTE: not, e.g., integer, integra, integrum (adj.A), q.v.,‘entire, whole;’ nor niger, nigra, nigrum (adj.A), ‘(glossy) black’ which elide the ‘e’ after the ‘g’ in other genders and oblique cases.

 

A work in progress, presently with preliminary A through R, and S, and with S (in part) through Z essentially completed.
Copyright © P. M. Eckel 2010-2017

 
 
 
© 1995-2017 Missouri Botanical Garden, All Rights Reserved
P.O. Box 299, St. Louis, MO 63166-0299
(314) 577-5100

E-mail
Technical Support