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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
quattuor, quatuor (num. adj. indecl.): four, indicated by the Roman numerals IV; = Gk. tessares, (h)oi(h)ai, tessara (h)a: four, which in Greek is a declined adjective;

- (moss) flos femineus tribus, rarissime quatuor genitalibus filisque succulentis articulatis brevibus ditatur (Hedw.), the female flower enriched with three, most rarely four sex organs and jointed, short succulent filaments [i.e. paraphyses] [NOTE: the word ‘three’ is declined; the word ‘four’ is not.]

- quattuor nervi e totidem locis ad basem exoientes, there are four nerves arising from just as many places at the base.

- tria aut quattuor paria foliorum, three or four pairs of leaves.

- (moss) caulis erectus plerumque divisus in ramos duos vel quatuor (Mueller), the stem erect, usually divided into two or four branches.

- stamina quatuor, quinqué, brevissima, parieti elytriculorum affixa (Necker), stamens four, five, very short, attached to the wall of the florets.

- praecedentes species hujus divisionis quatuor inter sese affinissimae (Mueller), the preceding four species of this division are most related among themselves.

- foliis perigonialibus quatuor ovato-acuminalis. (Mueller), with the perigonial leaves four, ovate-acuminate.

- An has quatuor stirpes ut unius speciei primitivae varietates habendae? (DeCandolle), should these four plants be taken as varietes of one primitive species?

- sepala quatuor, nunc fere libera, aequalia aut inaequalia (DeCandolle), the sepals four, sometimes almost free [i.e. detached], equal to one another or not equal.

- sub V. Hybantho Willd. quatuor stirpes inter se valde diversae et verosimiliter ad genera tria distincta pertinentes conjunguntur (DeCandolle), under Viola Hybanthus Willd. four plants, strongly different between themselves, are joined, and probably are belonging to three distinct genera.

- foliis quatuor verticillatis (Mueller), with the leaves four, verticillate.

 

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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