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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
multiceps, gen.sg. multicipitalis (adj.B): multicipital, “having many crowns, as some roots” (Lindley); “with many heads, referring to the crown of a single root or to several caudices” (Fernald 1950); see -ceps, gen. sg. -cipitis (adj.B; from L. caput,-itis), dat. sg. -cipiti, abl. sg. -cipite: in L. comp.: -headed, q.v.; see ‘crown, as of roots;’

- caudex multiceps lignosus, caudiculis brevibus, rootstock many headed woody, with short divisions (i.e. caudicles).

- radice crassa, perennante, multicipiti (B&H), with the root thick, perennating [i.e. over-wintering], many-crowned.

- rhizomate elongato, perenni, multicipiti (B&H), with the rhozome elongate, perennial, multicipital.

- radice elongata, perenni; collo multicipiti (B&H), the root elongate, perennia; with the neck [i.e. crown] many-headed.

- rhizomate perennante herbaceo v. lignoso ramoso v. multicipite (B&H), with the rhizome perennating, herbaceous or woody, branched or multiple-crowned.

- radix perennis ad collum multiceps (DeCandolle), the root perennial, many-crowned at the neck.

- radix crassa multiceps crebre fibrillosa (F. Mueller), root thick, multiple-crowned, thickly fibrillose.

 

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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