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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
napiformis,-e (adj.B): “having the figure of a depressed sphere, as the root of the Turnip-radish” [Brassica Rapa] (Lindley); turnip-shaped, depressed globose with an acumination at the base; “turnip-shaped or turnip-rooted” (Fernald 1950) [> L. napus,-i (s.m.II) turnip]; syn. rapiformis,-e (adj.B); see turnip-shaped;

- [Brachystelma] herbae caudice tuberoso saepius napiformi(B&H), herbs with a tuberous root more often turnip-shaped.

- [Bunium] radice subnapiformi rarius globoso (Boissier), with the root nearly turnip-shaped, more rarely globose.

- Brassica NAPO-BRASSICA, radice tumida napiformi. Brassica oleracea Napo-Brassica Lin. spec. 932. Frequentius culta in Europa, ‘more frequently cultivated in Europe.’

- [Bunium] radice tumida longe napiformi (Boissier), with the root swollen, long-napiform.

 

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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