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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
ignotus,-a,-um (ad.A): unknown; not explored, unstudied; = incognitus,-a,-um (adj.A), q.v.; see ‘unknown;’ see ‘known;’

- semina matura hucusque ignota (F. Mueller), the mature [i.e. ripe] seeds up to now unknown.

- patria ignota, forte Mexico (B&H), the native land is unknown, possibly Mexico.

- pigmentum ignotum continens, containing an unknown pigment.

- flores tamen masculi adhuc ignoti, however the male flowers are as yet unknown.

- natum e semine P. obtusilobi a sp. ign. fecundati (DeCandolle), a [hybrid] offspring from the seed of Pelargonium obtusilobum fertilized by a [species unknown].

- semina matura hucusque ignota (F. Mueller), the mature [i.e. ripe] seeds up to now unknown.

- natum e semine P. fulgidi a quodam ignoto fecundati (DeCandolle), a [hybrid] offspring from the seed of Pelargonium fulgidum fertilized by a something [sc. Pelargonium] unknown.

- genera Clusia, Quapoya, Havetia habitu, existentiae modo, formisque nimis affinia, interna florum fructuumque fabrica nimis ignota (DeCandolle), the genera Clusia, Quapoya, Havetia are too much related in habit, manner of occurrence, and the forms, the internal structure of the flowers and fruits too much unknown.

- genus ob embryonem ignotum et siliquam immaturam dubium, sed ex habitu, patria, characteribusque floris et ovarii manifeste Smelkowskiae et Hutchinsiae proxime affine. (B&H), a genus due to the unexamined embryo and due to the immature siliqua, doubtful, but from the habit, native land and characteristics of the flower and ovary clearly the most closely related to Smelkowskia and Hutchinsia.

- (strengthening a negative) species ad 80, sat distinctae, vel nobis cognitae vel bene descriptae; praeterea plurimae variis auctoribus nominatae, quarum aliae male descriptae v. prorsus ignotae, aliae certe falsae (B&H), as many as 80 species, quite distinct, or studied by us or are well described; besides these, many are named by various authors, others of which are badly described or entirely unknown, others certainly false.

NOTE: Mare ignotum, abl. sg. mari ignoto, also Mare incognitum (adj.A), abl. sg. mari incognito, (in cartography) an unknown sea.

Terra,-ae (s.f.I) incognita (adj.A), also terra ignota (adj.A), in cartography, an unknown land, ‘parts unknown;’ in botany, a plant whose place of birth is unknown.

NOTE: not ignotus,-a,-um (part.A) of ignosco,-novi,-notum, 3. to justify, make excuses for; pardon, forgive, etc.

NOTE: abbrev. ign.;

- patr. ign. olim in hort. culta(DeCandolle), native land unknown [patria ignota (adj.B)] at one time cultivated in gardens [in hortis].

- species distinctissima sed fruct. igo. (DeCandolle), a very distinctive species but the fruit is unknown [fructus (sg.) ignotus (adj.A) or fructus (pl.) ignoti].

- patr. ign. Aesculus carnea hortul. (DeCandolle), native land unknown [patria ignota], the Aesculus carnea of gardeners [hortulanorum].

- hybrida hortensis progenies sed parentes ign. (DeCandolle), a hybrid horticultural progeny but the parents unknown.

 

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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