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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
humifusus,-a,-um (adj.A): “spread over the surface of the ground” (Lindley); spread or poured out over the ground, sprawling on the ground; procumbent; cf. depressus,-a,-um (part.A), vertically flattened, [low lying] (a depressed cactus), lying flat or prostrate (a depressed herb); see procumbent; see creeping;

- stirps humifusa, a prostrate type of stem; see stirps (s.f.III).

- herba pusilla, annua, humifusa, ramosissima (B&H), a small herb, annual, prostrate, very much branched.

- herbae annuae v. perennes, ramosae, depressae v. humifusae, rarius ramis erectis ramosis (B&H), annual or perennial herbs, branched, depressed or procumbent, more rarely with the branches branched, erect.

- caule ramoso humifnso (DeCandolle), with the stem branching, sprawling.

- [Pelargonium humifusum] multicaule procumbens, many-stemmed, procumbent.

- caulibus simplicibus humifusis glabris jam a basi siliquiferis (Boissier), with stems unbranched, sprawling, glabrous, soon at the base bearing siliques.

- caulibus simplicibus humifusis glabris jam a basi siliquiferis (Boissier), with stems unbranched, sprawling, glabrous, soon at the base bearing siliques.

- caulibus basi sublignosis humifusis prostratis ramosis (Boissier), with stems at the base somewhat woody, sprawling, prostrate [i.e. flat on the ground], branched.

Hypericum humifusum; Stellaria humifusa, “spreading on the ground” (Fernald 1950).

NOTE: procumbent, prostrate, lying or trailing on the ground but not rooting at the nodes: procumbens,-entis (part.B); cf. decumbens,-entis (part.B): decumbent, prostrate or reclining with apex or tip raised upwards.

 

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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