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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
lepido-; -lepidus,-a,-um (adj.A): in Gk. comp., scale-, scaly. [> Gk. lepis,-idos (s.f.III) a scale, husk, shell]; superl. lepidissimus; dim. lepidellus; lepidosus,-a,-um (adj.A), full of scales; see scale-:

- lepidiceps,-cipitis, with scaly head; lepidifer,-fera,-ferum, scale-bearing; lepidiformis,-e, scale-shaped; lepidocaulis, with scaly stem; lepidodiscus, with a scaly disc; lepidophorus, scale-bearing; lepidophyllus, scaly-leaved; lepidopoda, with a scaly stalk; lepidorhizus, with a scaly rhizome; lepidostephanus, with a scaly crown.

Aster lepidophyllus, Danthonia lepidopoda

- leiolepidus, with smooth or flat scales; pterolepidus, wing-scale; stenolepidus, narrow-scaled.

Helichrysum lepidissimum, extremely scaly.

Lepidacanthus C.Presl; Lepidagathis Willd.; Lepidanthus Nutt.; Lepidaploa

(Cass.) Cass.; Lepidopharynx Rusby ; Lepidocaryon Spreng.; Lepidococcus

H.Wendl. & Drude; Lepidonema Fisch. & Mey. Lepidorrhachis (H.Wendl. & Drude) O.F.Cook;

Lepidoderma de Bary; Lepidonectria (Sacc.) Speg.; Lepidophyton Tribondeau; Isaloa lepida Humbert; Petalidium lepidagathis S.Moore; Strobilacanthus lepidospermus Griseb.; Allium lepidum Ledeb.; Ptilotus lepidus F.Muell.; Aster lepidophyllus Pers.; Helichrysum lepidissimum S.Moore; Anplectrum lepidotosetosum King; Astronidium lepidopunctatum J.F.Maxwell; Aglaia lepidopetala Harms; Mimosa lepidophora Rizzini; Ficus lepidosa Wall.; Lepidopilum, a pleurocarpus genus of mosses “the name was applied in reference to scaly hairs covering the calyptra” (C&A).

Lepidium, “name from the Greek lepidion, little scale, alluding to the fruit” (Fernald 1950). LEPIDOSTEMON. Stamina libera, omnia squama lata appendiculata (B&H), the stamens free, all of them appendiculate with a broad scale.

Andropogon lepidus, Bromus lepidus; Aster lepidus; Cousinia lepida, Leucheria lepida, Solidago lepida ; Arctium lepidum Cirsium stenolepidum, Hieracium lepidum, Taraxacum lepidum.

NOTE: lepis,-idis (s.f.III), although a Greek word, has been used by the Romans, hence it is both a Greek and Latin word and can be compounded in either language: [L.} Vernonia lepidifera; [Gk.] Mikania lepidophora.

 

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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