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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
lepidotus,-a,-um (adj.A): lepidote, covered with small scales, scaly; “provided with small scurfy scales” (Fernald 1950); (in fungi) “covered with small scales” (Ainsworth & Bisby); cf. panniformis,-e (adj.B), pannosus,-a,-um (adj.A): pannose, felted, with appearance or texture of felt or woollen cloth of very close texture; cf. scaber, scabra, scabrum (adj.A), scabrous;

- germen subglobosum extus subtiliter lepidoto-pannosum, (F. Mueller), the ovary nearly globose, externally lightly lepidote-pannose [i.e. felted].

- arbor elata, ramulis angulatis foliisque saepe squamulis cerinis lepidota(B&H), a tall tree, with angled branchlets, and with the leaves often scaly with waxy yellow [cerine] little scales.

- arbores partibus novellis saepe lepidotis v. stellato-tomentellis (B&H), trees, with the young parts often scaly or stellate-tomentellous.

- herbae annuae v. frútices, rarius arbores, glabri, glandulosi, tomentosi v. rarius lepidoti (B&H), annual herbs or shrubs, more rarely trees, glabrous, glandulose, tomentose or more rarely scaley (note the adjectives are masculine, in agreement with frutex).

- frutex rigidus, ramosus, squamulis Elaeagnoideis lepidotus (B&H), a rigid shrub, branchy, lepidote with small scales like in the Elaeagnoideae.

- folia (Durionis) subtus lepidota (B&H), the leaves of Durio scaley below.

- flores ad axillas fasciculati, subsessiles, dense lepidoti (B&H), flowers in the axils fasciculate, nearly sessile, densely scaley.

- arbores fruticesve tomento stellato v. lepidoto plus minus vestiti(B&H), trees or shrubs more or less clothed in a stellate or scaly tomentum.

- totum fructibus exceptis pubescentia stellata lepidotoargenteum (Boissier), the whole, with the fruits excepted, with a star-shaped scaly-silver pubescence.

- carpellis 2-4 pube brevi velutinis squamulisve lepidotis (DeCandolle), with the carpels 2-4, with the pubescence short, velvety or scaly with little scales.

- floribus pedicellatis 2-gynis [i.e. 2-pistillate], ovariis lepidolis (DeCandolle), with the flowers on pedicels, 2-gynous, with the ovaries covered with small scales.

- siliculis obovatis flocculoso-lepidotis (DeCandolle), with the silicles obovate, flocculose-scaly.

alepidotus, “(obsol.) destitute of lepides or scurfs” (Lindley).

 

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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