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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

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

NOTE: care should be taken not to confuse this Greek word with the Latin adj. lepidus,-a,-um (adj.A), q.v., pleasant, agreeable.

- dilepidus, consisting of two scales (Lindley); trilepidus, with three scales; hexalepidus,-a,-um (adj.A), hexalepidous, “consisting of six scales” (Lindley).

- 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.

- leiolepidus, with smooth or flat scales; monolepidus, "having but one scale" (Lindley); pterolepidus, wing-scale; stenolepidus, narrow-scaled.

Aster lepidophyllus, Danthonia lepidopoda, Mikania lepidophora.

Lepidacanthus; Lepidagathis; Lepidanthus; Lepidaploa; Lepidopharynx ; Lepidocaryon; Lepidococcus; Lepidonema; Lepidorrhachis; Lepidoderma; Lepidonectria; Lepidophyton. Petalidium lepidagathis; Strobilacanthus lepidospermus; Aster lepidophyllus; Anplectrum lepidotosetosum; Astronidium lepidopunctatum; Aglaia lepidopetala; Mimosa lepidophora; Ficus lepidosa; Cirsium stenolepidum

Lepidopilum, a pleurocarpus genus of mosses “the name was applied in reference to scaly hairs covering the calyptra” (C&A).

Lepidium,-ii (s.n.II): “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.

 

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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