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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
subaequalis,-e (adj.B), subaequus,-a,-um (adj.A), subaequans,-antis (part.B + obj. accusative): see subequal.
subaequalis,-e (adj.B): not quite alike; not quite equal or similar in size, not quite uniform, somewhat uniform, not quite regular, not quite symmetrical; nearly or not quite equal; approximately but not exactly equal; not quite equivalent; see aequalis,-e (adj.B); see subequal;

- ramenta omnia subaequali longitudine (Agardh), all the ramenta with nearly equal [i.e. not quite equal] length.

- petala subaequalia, unguiculata: 3 superiora patentia; 2 inferiora contigua, fere minora (Swartz), the petals nearly equal, clawed: the 3 upper spreading; the two lower contiguous, somewhat smaller.

- theca subaequalis s. piriformis (Mueller), the theca not quite uniform [symmetrical] or else [s. = seu] pyriform [i.e. pear-shaped].

- foliis ovato-lanceolatis acuminatis patentibus subaequalibus (Mueller), with the leaves ovate-lanceolate, acuminate, spreading, nearly uniform.

- cilia dentibus externis alternantia duplo breviora vel subaequalia (Mueller), the cilia alternating with the outer teeth, two times shorter or almost equal [i.e. in length].

 

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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