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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
Mold, moldiness, as of bread; mustiness, as in wine vinegar; “1. a microfungus having a well-marked mycelium or spore mass, especially an economically important saprophyte; = mildew” q.v. (Ainsworth & Bisby); “certain fungi the assimilative phase of which appears “moldy” because of the abundance of visible mycelium, usually whitish” (S&D): see mucor,-oris (s.m.III), q.v., abl. sg. mucore.

Various molds include: blue mold (Penicillium), mold of apple (Penicillium expansum); of citrus (Penicillium italicum); of tobacco (Peronospora tabacina); bread mold (Monilia sitophila) and used of Mucorales on bread (Ainsworth & Bisby).

Slime mold: Myxomycetes.

Water molds: aquatic Phycomycetes, especially Sparolegniales.

 

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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