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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
Grex, gen. sg. gregis (s.m.III), dat. sg. gregi, abl. sg. grege, nom. & acc. pl. greges, gen. pl. gregum, dat. & abl. gregibus: flock, herd, drove, swarm, hence a group of species or hybrids; a group; the word “colony” may apply, in the sense of ‘gregarious,’ q.v.; cf. proles,-is (s.f.III), as a group of closely related taxa; cf. ally, conger; see group;

- grex hybrida polymorpha hortensis, hybrid-swarm polymorphic belonging to gardens (Stearn).

- Usnea florida grex (the Usnea florida group) [name in genitive??] differt a speciebus omnibus cognitis gregis Usneae floridae, it differs from all the known species of the Usnea florida group.

- in greges satis densos longe lateque effusam aliquoties legimus (S&A), several times we collected it spread out long and wide in quite dense colonies.

- prius nobis spectaculum greges autumnales, posterius vernales praebuere(S&A), earlier the autumn colonies displayed to us their show, later the vernal.

- bracteae sub quovis flore vel grege florum solitariae (B&H), the bracts under any one flower or group of flowers solitary.

NOTE: the gender is usually masculine, occasionally feminine in classical Latin.

NOTE: differt a prolibus et varietatibus speciei Packerae pauperculae, it differs from the offspring and varieties of the species Packera paupercula, i.e. the Packera paupercula complex.

NOTE: egregius,-a,-um (adj.A), outstanding, standing out from the herd.

 

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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