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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
Sepes, gen. sg. sepis (s.f.III), abl. sg. sepe; also saepes,-is (s.f.III), abl. sg. saepe: hedge of shrubs, fence; any enclosure, such as by rocks (scopulorum); cf. sentis,-is (c.), abl. sg. sente, in the plural, a hedge, thicket or brake of thorny shrubs; see brake; see hedge, thicket;

- sepium, of hedges (gen.pl.).

- usus pro sepibus (Swartz), used for hedges.

- Habitat in sepibus maritimis Jamaicae (Swartz), it dwells in the maritime hedges of Jamaica.

- ad sepes pineas (nec alias) putres dejectas, on fallen mouldering fences of pine (none other).

- haec species ligni pinei putrescentis praesertim fabrefacti admodum cupida, sepibus, asseribus, palis etc. ubique innascitur (S&A), this species is most desirous of especially on rotten fashioned piny wood, it grows everywhere in fences, beams, stakes.

- caespitosus crebro innascitur truncis lignisque fabrefactis (asseribus, sepibus, ponticulis etc.) constanter pineis, in sylvis et hortis (S&A), it closely grows up in sods on trunks and fashioned wood (beams, fences, little bridges etc.) strictly piny, in forests and gardens.

- [Clematis, a genus of vines and sarmentose shrubs] Sect. Cheiropsis: frutices sarmentosi. [Clematis cirrhosa] Frutex elegans sempervirens super arbores sepesque scandens (DeCandolle), sarmetose shrubs. (Clematis cirrhosa) an elegant evergreen shrub climbing over trees and hedges.

- [mosses] at plurimam muscorum cohortem, Hypna, Leskias, Neckeras, Fissidentes etc. saepium vicinia, pomaria, fruticeta, luci, nemora, syluae, sub umbris suis educant (Bridel), and also the neighborhood of hedges, orchards, thickets, groves, open woodlands, forests nurture many a company of mosses beneath their very shades: Hypnums, Leskias, Neckeras, Fissidens, etc.

NOTE: an i-stem noun with gen. pl. saepium (sepium).

Convolvulus sepium “of hedges”, a species favoring thickets (Fernald 1950).

 

A work in progress, presently with preliminary A through R, and S, and with S (in part) through Z essentially completed.
Copyright © P. M. Eckel 2010-2017

 
 
 
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