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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
obsolete (adv.), compar. obsoletius (adv.), superl. obsoletissime (adv.): obsoletely, faintly, rudimentarily; poorly, weakly, meanly;

- gelatina hymenea iodò vix vel obsoletissime ccerulescens (praesertim apice thecarum) (Nyl.), the hymenial gelatin in iodine scarcely or most weakly turning blue (especially at the apex of the thecae).

- stigma dilatatum et obsolete trilobum interdum excavatum viride vel album, stigma broadened and faintly three-lobed sometimes hollowed out green or white (Stearn).

- calyx late cupularis, margine obsolete lobato v. latere fisso, persistens, aestivatione subaperta (B&H), calyx broadly cupulate, with the margine faintly lobate or laterally divided, persistent, with the aestivation subaperta.

- folia marginibus undulatis integerrima vel sub magno augmento obsolete serrulata (DozyMoek), leaves with margins undulate, completely entire or under great magnification, faintly serrulate.

- valvulis medio obsolete uninerviis (Boissier), with the valvules in the middle weakly one-nerved.

- vaginis obsolete auriculatis (DeCandolle), with the sheaths weakly auriculate.

- foliis floralibus sessilibus reniformibus basi obsolete crenatis (DeCandolle), with the floral leaves sessile, kidney-shaped, at the base weakly crenulate.

- fructibus pyriformibus obsolete reticulatis (DeCandolle), with the fruits pear-shaped, faintly reticulate.

- foliis subtus adpresso-pilosiusculis obsolete punctulatis (DeCandolle), with the leaves underneath appressed-somewhat hairy, faintly punctulate.

 

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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