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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
insignis,-e (adj.B), compar. insignior,-ius (adj.B): clearly distinguished or recognizable, conspicuous; distinguished, remarkable in appearance, outstanding, noted, notable, significant; eminent, distinguished; striking; ‘by reason of, or for’ = abl.sg.;

NOTE: the neuter plural nom. & acc. = insignia:

- folia perichaetialia insignia (C. Mueller), the perichaetial leaves are remarkable.

- In vicinia H. Elliottii reperta est varietas H. hakeifolii corolla flava insignis (F.Mueller), found in the vicinity of Hibiscus Elliottii, it is a variety of H. hakeifolius recognizable by its yellow corolla.

- planta pusilla lana bulbi rufa insignis(DeCandolle), a small plant notable by the red wool of the bulb.

- [fungi] ostiolorum copia ac pusillitate insignis (S&A), it is remarkable for the great number of its ostioles and its littleness [i.e. small size].

- species longitudine pedunculorum inferiorum bractearumque insignis, quasi S. peruviana diminuta (Boissier), the species is noted by the length of the lower peduncles and the bracts, as if it were a diminished S. peruviana.

- inter omnia Vitacearum genera partitione foliorum atque form segmentorum insignis, among all genera of Vitaceae by the division of the leaves and the shape of the segments remarkable (Stearn).

- elaboravi has maxime insignes plantas in separata monographia, I have elaborated these most highly remarkable plants in a separate monograph.

- spiculae florentes angustae fere lineares, glumis imbricatis, fructiferae quasi interruptae, caryopsibus prominentibus insignes (B&H), the flowering spiklets narrow, almost linear, with the glumes imbricate, the fruit-bearing ones as if interrupted, remarkable for their prominent caryopses.

- cum antecedente provenit et aequaliter sepalorum magnitudine insignis est (F.Mueller), it occurs with the preceding and is equally remarkably by the size of the sepals.

- species prae omnibus colore xanthino florum insignis(F.Mueller), a species before all remarkable for the xanthine color of the flowers.

- inter has Melanium, BC. habitu, toro concavo, aliisque characteribus insignius est (B&H), among these, Melanium DC. is more remarkable in its habit, concave torus and other characters. [insignias = neut.sg. modifying Melanium].

- [fungus] sphaerulis nonnullis in bullas inflatis insignis (S&A), remarkable for some of the sphaerules inflated into bullae [i.e. blister-like hollow swellings].

- [fungi] similem aliquoties legimus sed stromate discoque valde ligneo pulverulento insignem (S&A), we have collected a similar [fungus] several times but it was remarkable due to the stroma and disc strongly woody, covered with powder.

- [fungi] color corticis ab initio argenteus, sericeo nitore insignis (S&A), the color of the cortex is silver from the beginning, remarkable for its silky sheen.

- peridii cortex interior coeruleo-violascens, micore nonnumquam praepulchro colli columbini insignis (S&A), the iner cortex of the peridium bluish-violet, sometimes remarkable for the very beautiful glossiness of the neck of a dove [or blue pigeon].

perinsignis,-e (adj.B): quite remarkable, extraordinary, very clearly distinguishable.

Hymenostylium recurvirostrum var. insigne (Dixon) Roth., the variety larger than the typical; Plagiomnium insigne (Mitt.) Koponen, a relatively large moss.

 

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

 
 
 
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