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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
pumilus,-a,-um (adj.A), also pumilis,-e (adj.B): dwarfish, dwarf, diminutive, of short stature; little, close-growing, low, short; stunted; “short, close-growing, as compared with other species of the same genus or family” (Lindley); “low or little” (Jackson); species stunted by, e.g., high elevations (alpine) or wet conditions (bogs); see dwarf; see nanus,-a,-um (adj.A); see small;

- [Ascyrum pumilum] caule pusillo simplici quadrangulo (DeCandolle), with the stem very small, unbranched, 4-angled.

- [moss] Fissidens hyalinus Hook, et Wils.; pumilus subgregarius erectus simplex (C. Mueller), small in size, somewhat gregarious, erect, unbranched.

- [Dysphania Plantaginell] erecta, pumila… Herbula annua sesqui-usque tripollicaris (F. Mueller), erect, small in stature ... a small annual herb one half to three inches.

- [Arenaria] pumila, caulibus brevibus (DeCandolle), an Arenaria small in stature, with short stems.

- annuum, erectum, pumilum… Vidi tantum specimen 2" altum e basi ramosum. Folia semuncialia vel breviora (F. Mueller) to do.

- [Erysimum pumilum] annua, erecta v. diffusa … Herba patens paucipollicaris. (F. Mueller), [plant] annual, erect or diffuse [i.e. wide-spreading].. herb spreading, of a few inches.

- [Pelargonium pumilum] valde accedit ad P. scandentem sed pedale aut tantum sesquipedale (DeCandolle),strongly approaches to P. scandens, but a foot long or only one half of a foot.

- [Nuphar pumila] “dimidio minor quam N. lutea” (DeCandolle), smaller by a half than N. lutea.

Betula pumila, Bog Birch, Low or Swamp Birch, ‘dwarf;’ Myagrum pumilum; Prunus pumila, “dwarfish” (Fernald 1950); Ulmus pumila L., Dwarf Elm.

[mosses] Dicranum pumilum, Pogonatum nanum = Polytrichum pumilus; Weissia pumila.

 

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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