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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
sustinens,-entis (part.B): upholding, supporting; nourishing + abl. of means [> L. sustineo,-tinui,-tentum, 2. to hold up, support; to nourish, sustain, support, preserve]; see supporting;

- fungus cum stipite tenui sustinens pileum amplum, a fungus holding up a large pileus with a slender stipe.

- trunci ramos et comas ponderosos sustinentes, trunks supporting heavy branches and canopy.

- petiolis grandibus folia fertilia sustentibus, with the large petioles supporting the fertile leaves.

- cellulae inflatae caules infirmos sustinentes, the inflated cells supporting the weak stems.

- discus communis, fructificationem sustinens, palceaceus (Necker), the disc common [i.e. possessed by all], supporting [check] the fructification [i.e. fruiting organs], paleaceus [i.e. chaffy].

NOTE: with ‘se,’ ‘itself’: to stand, to support one’s self, to hold one’s self up; see ‘sui;’

- plantae se [acc. pl.] radicibus sustinentes, plants holding themselves up by roots.

- foliis se [acc. pl.] petiolis longis sustinentibus, with the leaves supporting themselves by long petioles.

- herbis per laticem lactosum se [acc. pl.] sustinentibus, with herbs nourishing themselves by milky latex.

- aves se aliis suis sustinentes, birds supporting themselves by their own wings.

 

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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