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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
porphyr-, porphyro-,-porphyreus,-porphyrus: in Gk. comp., purple;

- porphyrandrus, porphyrantherus, purple-anthered; porphyranthus, purple-flowered; porphyrocalyx, with purple calyx; porphyroneurus, purple-nerved; porphyrophlebius, with purple veins; porphyrophyllus, purple-leaves; porphyrosporus, purplish spored; porphyrotaenius, purple-banded (Stearn 1983).

- xanthoporphyreus, yellowish-purple.

- porphyroleucus, purplish-white, a light purple.

- [OCTOSPORA PORPHYR0SP0RA. Octospora porphyrospora; trunco exiguo simplicissimo sessili, luride viridi, superne dilatato in patellam hirsutulam, fertilem, femina purpurea (Hedw.), with the trunk meager, totally branchless, sessile, a bluish-gray green, dilated going upward into a hirsutulous, fertile patella [i.e. apothecium], the female [Octospora] purple.

- [fungus] Amanita porphyrpous pileo carnoso tenuiusculo convexo-plano subviscoso e livido fuscescente, lamellis subconfertis emarginato-adnexis laete violaceo-purpureis decolorantibus, stipite tenui fibrilloso subbulboso purpurascente (S&A), Amanita porphyria with a fleshy pileus, somewhat thin, convex-flattened, slightly viscous, from a leaden [i.e. grayed]-purple [color] to darkish brown, with the lamellae somewhat close together, emarginate- [i.e. with a sudden curve or notch at point of attachment to stipe]-adnexed [i.e. just (narrowly) reaching the stem] fading to a deep violet-purple, with the stipe thin, fibrillose, somewhat bulbous, becoming purple.

- Porphyrostemma,-atis (s.n.III), > Gk. prophyr-, purple + -stemma, garland, wreath, crown. Asteraceae.

[moss] Cynodontium porphyrodictyon, with a purple areolation, or cell network; Dicranum porphyreodictyon a species “cellulis alaribus amoene purpureis” with the alar cells a beautiful purple; Barbula porphyroneura, with a purple costa; Bryum porphyroneuron.[fungus] Amanita porphyria [porphyrius], Amanita porphyropus, with a purple stipe.

Porphyrellus E. J. Gilbert; Porphyriospora Massal.; Porphyrosoma Pat.

 

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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