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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
squamiformis,-e (adj.B), (obsol.) squamaeformis,-e (adj.B): in the shape or form of a scale, scale-like;

- [Psilurus] Glumae 2, rarissime 3,inferior vacua, minima, squamiformis, sub articulatione persistens (B&H) glumes 2, very rarely 3, the lower empty, very small, scale-shaped, persisting below the articulation.

- bracteae ad basin pedicellorum minimae squamiformes (B&H), the bracts at the base of the pedicells very small, scale-like.

- [Circaeaster] sepala (an bracteae?) 2, rarius 3, minuta, squamiformia, membranacea, persistentia (B&H), sepals (perhaps bracts?) 2, more rarely 3, minute, scalelike, membranaceous, persistent.

- [Sphagnaceae] folia caulina: in caule primario plerumque squamaeformia scariosa lingulata membranacea inveniuntur (C. Mueller), (stem leaves: are found on the primary stem usually scale-shaped, scarious [i.e. papery], lingulate, membranaceous.

- [Catherinea; moss] foliis squamiformibus densissime appressis amplexicaulibus (C. Mueller), with the leaves like scales very densely appressed, clasping the stem.

- [moss] foliis squamaeformibus minutissimis scariosis appressis (C. Mueller), with the leaves scale-shaped, very small, scarious [i.e. papery], appressed.

- [moss] folia caulina perfecte ovali-lanceolata latissima squamaeformi-plana et tenerrima (C. Mueller), the cauline leaves strongly oval-lanceolate, very wide, scale-like-flat and tender [i.e. of texture].

- [Rhynchosporeae] setae hypogynae 6 v. pauciores v. 0, rarius squamiformes (B&H), the hypogynous [i.e. seated below the ovary] bristles 6 or fewer or none, more rarely scale-like.

scariosus,-a,-um (adj.A), scarius,-a,-um (adj.A): scarious; (bryology) “dry, thin and scale-like or membranous” (Magill 1990).
squamiformis,-e (adj.B), squamoideus,-a,-um (adj.A): squamoid, squamiform, scale-like;

- petala parva, nectariiformia, unguiculata, lamina basi labio interiore squamaeformi aucta (B&H), petals small, in the form of a nectary, clawed, with the lamina enlarged at the base by the inner, scale-shaped lip.

- [Ceratocaryum] perianthii segmenta 0, parva, hyalina, sub fructu ovata, squamiformia, arcte appressa (S&D), the segments of the perianth none, small, hyaline, ovate under the fruit, scale-like, closely appressed.

NOTE: in older texts written ‘squamaeformis,’ now considered incorrect due to the erroneous connecting vowel.

 

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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