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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
squamosus,-a,-um (adj.A), compar. squamosior,-ius (adj.B): squamous, full of or covered with scales, scaly; “scale-like” (Lindley); “having a dry, cracked, or scurfy surface” (Glare); (fungi) “(of the pileus or stipe) covered with scales” (S&D); (ferns) “bearing thick, stiff, basifixed or dorsifixed scales” (Lellinger);

- [fungi] stipes in exemplis nostris peridio nudiusculo expallescente multo squamosior (S&A), the stipe in our specimens with an almost naked peridium, becoming very pale, [the stipe] much more scaly.

- [moss] Polytrichum squamosum: caulis elongatus squamosus (C. Mueller), the stem elongate, covered with scales [i.e. scale-like leaves].

- muscus squamosum foliis latis subrotundis (C. Mueller), a scaly moss with the leaves broad, nearly round.

- [moss] Polytrichum squamosum: caulis elongatus squamosus (C. Mueller), the stem elongate, covered with scales.

- [moss] Polytrichum squamosum: caulis elongatus squamosus (C. Mueller), the stem elongate, covered with scales [i.e. scale-like leaves].

- muscus squamosum foliis latis subrotundis (C. Mueller), a scaly moss with the leaves broad, nearly round.

- [Ceratocaryum] caules e rhizomate squamoso rigidi, erecti, simplices (B&H), the stems from a scaly rhizome, rigid, erect, simple [i.e. unbranched].

Bulbus squamosus (adj.A): a naked bulb (Lindley); “naked bulb, “a bulb whose scales are loose and almost separate, as in the Crown Imperial” [Fritillaria imperialis L.] (Lindley); “naked bulb, bulbus squamosus, having scaly modifications of the leaves, as in the lily” (Jackson); = ‘Scaly Bulb (Crozier)” (Jackson).

aspidotus,-a,-um (adj.A): aspidote, (ferns) “bearing peltate scales” (Lellinger).

furfuraceus,-a,-um (adj.A): furfuraceous, scurfy, scaly, covered with bran-like scales or powder, lit. 'like bran'; “scurfy, having soft scales” (Jackson); (ferns) “bearing thin, minute, occasionally amorphous scales sometimes mixed with hairs, often in a mat. = lepidote, scurfy” (Lellinger).

paleaceus,-a,-um (adj.A): paleaceous, (ferns) “bearing thin, flexible, basifixed or dorsifixed scales” (Lellinger).

squamoso-imbricatus,-a,-um (adj.A): with overlapping scales;

- [lichen] thallus fuscescens squamoso-imbricatus, squamis saepius adscendentibus, aggregatis, margine crenatis (Nyl.), the thallus rather brownish-black, squamose-imbricate [i.e. with overlapping scales], with the scales more often ascending, aggregated, crenate on the margin.

squamoso-tessellatus,-a,-um (adj.A): scaly-checkered, with squared-scales;

- [fungi] pileus nunc laevis , nunc (coelo praesertim sereno) squamoso - tessellatus, the pileus sometimes smooth, sometimes (especially in calm weather) scaly-checkered [i.e. checkered with scales.

Cladonia squamosa = Lichen squamosus: a lichen with a thallus composed of “flat or inward-rolled, scattered or clustered, greenish gray to ashy or brownish squamules” (Fink).

 

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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