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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
quaternarius,-a,-um (adj.A): quaternary; consisting of four each, containing four; a group of four; a member of a fourth group; fourth in rank; fourth in order [> L. quaterni,-ae,-a (pl. adj.A); see -narius,-a,-um (adj.A);

- stamina definita sunt, numero (quaternario) petalorum aequalia v. dupla (B&H), the stamens are definite, equal to the number (quaternarius, i.e. consisting of four each) of the petals or double.

- venis ferrugineis, primariis, vena media, venis secundariis, tertiariis et quaternariis, with veins rust-collored, the primaries, the mid-vein, the secondary, tertiary and quaternary [sc. veins].

- flores ( abortu ? ) unisexuales, saepissime dioici minimi; tegumenta floralia uni aut multiserialia, seriebus omnibus ternario quaternariove numero constantibus (DeCandolle), the flowers (by abortion?) unisexual, most often the fewest dioicous; the floral covering in one or many-series [i.e. rows], with all the rows invariable in a three-part or four-part number.

- flores proportione partium quaternaria (DeCandolle), the flowers with the relation of [their] parts in fours.

- divisione vero quaternaria (Agardh), with the division truly quaternary [i.e. in fours, in groups of four].

- sepala et petala ordine quaternario bi- seu triserialia (DeCandolle), sepals and petals with an order in fours, bi- or triserial [i.e. in 2 or 3 rows).

- stamina fere perigyna imo calyci inserta, rarius tetradynama, saepius ordine quaternario multiplici disposita (DeCandolle), stamens almost perigynous, inserted at the lowest part of the calyx, more rarely tetradynamous [i.e. with four long stamens and two short stamens], more often arranged in a multiple order in fours.

- numerus quaternarius, the number four, the quaternary.

- areolis serie singula aut multiplici dispositis quaternarie divisis. (Agardh), with the areolae arranged in a single or multiple series, divided in fours.

- venis ferrugineis, primariis, vena media, venis secundariis, tertiariis et quaternariis, with veins rust-collored, the primaries, the mid-vein, the secondary, tertiary and quaternary [sc. veins].

 

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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