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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
optime (adv.): best, well, exceedingly, optimally; best of all, in the best way; superl. of bene (adv.), ‘well;’ see compar. melius (adv.), ‘better;’ cf. imprimis (adv.), q.v. ' chiefly, primarily;' see bene (adv.);

- ex habitu e. gr. Dicran. majus optime foliis falcatis referens, sed foliorum structura e familia distinctissimum (Mueller), from the habit best recalling [i.e. resembling], for example, Dicranum majus, from the falcate leaves, but by the structure of the leaves it is most distinct from the family.

- cum typo optime congruit, with the type it agrees well (Stearn)

- species apice styli exappendiculato optime distincta, species by the apex of the style exappendiculate best distinguished.

- in sententia nostra haec species optime distincta, in our opinion, this species is very well [i.e. exceedingly] differentiated.

- characteres ordinis et generum discrimina optime exposuit illustravitque L. C . Richard (B&H), the characteristics of the order and the distinctions of the genera L. C. Richard explained and illustrated best of all.

- sporis in sectione opularia optime visis, spores best seen in optical section.

- optime tamen hic locum habeat ob podetia foramina praebentia et apothecia minuta marginata (Nyl.), however it may here hold a place best due to the podetia displaying foramina and the apothecia very small, bordered.

- on sylvaticis rupestribus vel montanis Europae borealis et mediae, podetiis passim hiascenti-fissis vel apertis optime distincta; accedens versus rangiferinam (Nyl.), on wooded cliffs or mountainous places of northern and middle Europe best separated by the podetia everywhere gaping-split or open; approaching toward rangiferina.

- ln Indiae Orientalis montibus frequenter occurrit (in Himalaya, ex cel. J. D. Hooker, altit. 40OO-15000 ped., in Kaukola optime evolutum et maxime strigosum) (Nyl.), it occurs frequently in the mountains of Western India (in Himalaya, according to the reknowned J. D. Hooker, at an altitude of 4000-15000 feet, best developed in Kaukola and most highly strigose).

 

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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