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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
suppetens,-entis (part.B): available, at hand, present [> L. suppeto (subpeto), -ivi or -ii,-itum 3. to be at hand, to be present; to suffice; to agree with, correspond to anything, to be equal to or sufficient for (Lewis & Short); non suppetens,-entis (part.B), unavailable; absent, lacking; see lacking;

suppetebant: third-person plural imperfect active indicative; they were present, available.

- flores masculi non suppetebant, male flowers were not available [i.e. were not present].

suppetunt: third-person plural present active indicative of: they are present, are available.

- exemplaria imperfecta tantum nobis suppetunt difficillime scrutata (B&H), only imperfect examples are available to us, studied with the utmost difficulty.

- flores maculi non suppetentes, male flowers not available (for study).

- albumen speciminum in statu emarcido tantum suppetentium videtur parcum nisi absens (F. Mueller), the albumen of specimens available only in a withered state seem meager if not absent.

- caryopsis speciminum suppetentium paululum emarcida lucenti-nigra (F. Mueller), the caryopsis of specimens at hand somewhat withered a shining-black.

- flores speciminum suppetentium desunt (F. Mueller), the flowers of the available specimens are lacking.

- capsula in speciminibus suppetentibus deest (F. Mueller), the capsule in the available specimens is absent.

- albumen speciminum in statu emarcido tantum suppetentium videtur parcum nisi absens (F. Mueller), the albumen [i.e. endosperm] of the only available specimens appears only in the shrivelled [i.e. withered] state, sparing if not absent.

- pedicelli solitarii, basi et ápice cicatricibus bractearum et bracteolarum fugacissimarum non suppetentium notati (F. Mueller), pedicels solitary, marked at the base and apex with the scars of the not present, very transitory bracts and bracteoles.

 

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