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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
mucosus,-a,-um (adj.A), also muccosus,-a,-um (adj.A): slimy, q.v., mucous, mucilaginous; “covered with a slimy secretion, or with a coat that is readily soluble in water, and becomes slimy” (Lindley);

- seminum testa cellulosa, crassiuscula v. tenuis, saepissime madefacta mucosa (B&H), seedcoat of the seeds full of cells, most often when moistened mucose.

- semina, testa nunquam mucosa, saepe albumine tenui donata (B&H), seeds never provided with a mucose seedcoat, often with a thin albumen.

- semina ovalia, compressa, testa crassa pellicula exteriore membranacea intermedia cellulosa et mucosa intima coriacea (B&H), seeds oval, compressed, with a thick seedcoat, with the outer pellicle membranaceous, the intermediate [one] cellulose and mucilaginous, the innermost [one] leathery.

- semina 1-2-seriata, immarginata, humectata dense fibroso-mucosa (B&H), seeds in 1-2 series, lacking a margine, when moistened densely fibrous-mucose.

- cortex fructus coriaceus vestit semina pictà, interjecta substantia mucosa flavissima." the leathery rind of the fruit covers the colored seed, with a mucose substance between.

- (algae) caespites minuti virides erecti et p a r um mucosi (Agardh), clumps minute, green, erect and somewhat slimy.

- (algae) fila post copulationem minus mucosa (Agardh), the threads after copulation less slimy.

Anona mucosa.

 

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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