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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
nervosus,-a,-um (adj.A), compar. nervosior,-ius (adj.B), superl. nervosissimus,-a,-um (adj.A): esp. in mosses, with a well-developed or conspicuous nerve or nerves; with distinct or evident nerves; with a large or conspicuous vein, nerve or costa; with many nerves; “having several ribs” (Lindley); opp. enervis,-e (adj.B), enervius,-a,-um (adj.A), lacking nerves;

- (moss) foliis distichis ligulatis nervosis apice involutis (Hooker), with the leaves distichous, ligulate, [with a strong costa], inturned at the apex.

- folia acuminata, laevia, integerrima, nervosa: nervis transversis (Swartz), the leaves acuminate, smooth, completely entire, [with strong nerves]: with the nerves transverse [i.e. crosswise to the long axis].

- folia 9-nervia, reticulato - nervosa (Swartz), the leaves 9-nerved, reticulately nerved.

- (moss) foliis basi subulato-setaceis nervosis (Hooker), with the leaves at the base subulate-bristle-like, with a strong nerve (costa).

- segmentis ovato-lanceolatis acuminatis subtus reticulatim nervosis (DeCandolle), with the segments ovate-lanceolate, acuminate, below reticulately nervose [i.e. full of nerves].

- folia alterna pennatim nervosa (DeCandolle), the leaves alternate, pinnately full of nerves.

- foliis acuminatis nervosissimis (DeCandolle), with the leaves acuminate, very strongly nerved [or very full of nerves].

- fructus ovato-orbiculati pubescentes reticulato-nervosi (DeCandolle), the fruits ovate-orbiculate [i.e. nearly orbicular], pubescent, reticulately nerved.

convergenti-nervosus,-a,-um (adj.A): “when simple veins diverge from the midrib of a leaf and converge towards the margin” (Lindley).

costato-venosus,-a,-um (adj.A): “when the parallel side-veins of a feather-veined [i.e. pinnate] leaf are much stouter than those which intervene” (Lindley).

venoso-nervosus,-a,-um (adj.A), or nervoso-venosus,-a,-um (adj.A): “(obsol.) when the principal veins branch and anastomose irregularly” (Lindley).

- folia petiolata, decussata, opposita, serrata, nervosa venosa (Swartz), leaves petiolate, decussate, opposite, serrate, nervose, venose.

- folia petioiata, alterna, ovata, 5-nervia, nervoso - venosa, tenuiora (Swartz), leaves petiolate, alternate, ovate, 5-nerved, nervose-venose [i.e. with evident nerves], thinner.

- folia quina, digitata, interiora duo minora, nervosa, venosa (Swartz), leaves in fives, digitate, the inner two smaller, nervose, venose [i.e. with nerves and veins anastomosing irregularly]

Anaphalis nervosa; Aster nervosus; Corymbium nervosum

 

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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