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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
Nemus,-oris (s.n.III), nom. & acc. pl. nemora: an open woodland, a wood with glades (i.e. open areas) and pasture land for cattle, grove (a relatively small area of trees, a wood), forest; sylva,-ae (s.f.I) q.v., has a greater abundance of trees, so is more representative of a forest; see glade; see grove; cf. lucus,-i (s.m.II), saltus,-us (s.m.IV), which seems to refer to woodlands of high altitude (montain); sylva,-ae (s.f.I): adj.; see grove, glade;

- agri et nemora, fields and wooded pasture lands.

- in Peruviae nemoribus montanis (DeCandolle), in the mountain glades of Peru.

- praeamat folia, stipulas, aliasve quisquilias locis frondosis umbrosis nemorum, sepium subpaganarum etc. dejectas (S&A),it loves above all leaves, small stalks [e.g. straw] or other fallen litter in leafy [i.e. broad-leaved] shady places of glades, rustic hedges.

- Locus. Nemora inhabitat (Hedwig). Site: it inhabits wooded groves [cf. pastures].

- [mosses] at plurimam muscorum cohortem, Hypna, Leskias, Neckeras, Fissidentes etc. saepium vicinia, pomaria, fruticeta, luci, nemora, syluae, sub umbris suis educant (Bridel), and also the neighborhood of hedges, orchards, thickets, groves, open woodlands [i.e. pastures], forests nurture many a company of mosses beneath their very shades: Hypnums, Leskias, Neckeras, Fissidens, etc.

- [mosses] Patria: America austral., Andes Quitens., ad saxa in nemoribus montium Chimborazo et Carguairazo 10,000'—11,000 (Jjaeg.Sauerb), Native Land: South America, the Andes of Quito, on stones in woodland groves of the mountains Chimborazo and Carguairazo.

- in nemoribus, in silvis et locis apertis, in woodland groves, in forests and exposed places.

- in nemoribus montosis ad fretum Magellanicnm (DeCandolle), in woodland glades in mountainous places at the Strait of Magellan.

- in nemorosis et pratis Europae fere totius (DeCandolle), in woodland [places] and meadows of almost all Europe.

Nemophila Nutt. [> Gk. nemos, wooded pasture or glade + philein, to love].

Gen. pl. ‘of groves:’ Hieracium nemorum, Serratula nemorum, Stellaria nemorum (of woodland glades); Taraxacum nemorum.

 

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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