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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
Indumentum, “the hairy covering of plants, of whatever kind” (Lindley); “any hairy covering or pubescence” (Fernald 1950); a covering, including both trichomes or exudate, as a hair-covering, the indument: indumentum,-i (s.n.II), abl.sg. indumento, nom. & acc. pl. indumenta, dat. & abl.pl. indumentis, vestura,-ae (s.f.I), abl.sg. vestura; see pubescence; see coating;

- indumentum brunneum in nervis primariis secondariisque cito deciduum, indumentum brown on primary and secondary nerves quickly deciduous.

- indumentum jam tempore florenti in nervis foliorum tantum persistens, indument already at the flowering time only on the nerves of the leaves persisting.

- indumento foliorum jam post anthesin tantum in inflorescentiis persistenti, with the indument of the leaves just lately after flowering only persisting in the inflorescences.

- indumento in extremitatibus inflorescentiarum ramulorumque tantum persistens, with the indument only on the extremities of the inflorescences and branchlets persisting.

- fructibus indumento flavide caffeicolori vestitis, with the fruits covered with an yellowish coffee-colored indument.

- indumentoque calycis tomentoso nec longe hirsuto-ciliato (Boissier), and with the indument of the calyx tomentose, not long hirsute-ciliate.

- a specie distinctus indumento adpresse tomentoso nec hirtello, (Boissier), distinct from the species by the indument appressed tomentose, not hirtellous.

- ramuli pedunculi et calyces indumento stellato densiore vestiti (F.Mueller), the branchlets, peduncles and calyces clothed in a denser, stellate indument.

- squamae laterales antice indumento cano-fusco velutinae (F. Mueller), lateral scales antically velvet with a white-gray-fuscous indumentum.

 

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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