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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
Systema,-atis (s.n.III), abl.sg. systemate, nom. & acc. pl. systemata: a whole consisting of several parts, system, orderly arrangement (Stearn); a composition, a scheme of classification, a classification, especially a taxonomic one [> LL systEma,-atis (s.n.III) > Gk. systEma, > synistai, ‘to bring together’ > syn + histanai, to cause to stand];

- ambitus totius systematis ramificationis, outline of the whole system of branching (Stearn).

- systemate hyphali monomitico, with the hyphal system monomitic.

- systemate hyphali monomitico, inamyloideo, acyanophilo, with the hyphal system monomitic, inamyloid, acyanophylous.

- genera quae ob characteres mancos v. falsos haud recognoscere nec in systemate collocare potuimus (B&H), genera which because of imperfect or false characters we are unable to recognize nor place in the system (classification).

- Catostemma, Benth., staminibus petalisque insigniter perigynis a Ternstroemiaceis differt, ad Calycifloras amandandanum est, sed locus in systemate adhuc valde incertus est (B&H); Catostemma, Benth., by the stamens and petals especially the perigynia, differs from Ternstroemiaceae, it is to be removed to the Calyciflorae, but the place in the classification thus far is very uncertain.

- "Flora sicula, exhibens plantas vasculosas in Sicilia aut sponte crescentes aut frequentissime cultas, secundum systema naturale digestas", 1826; Sicilian flora, displaying the vascular plants in Sicily either growing spontaneously or most frequently cultivated, arranged according to the natural system [Karel Bořivoj Presl (1794–1852), of Prague].

- rationem operis et systematis hic expositi in praefatione serius edenda fusius exponemus, simulque clavem artificialem Ordinum dare proponimus (B&H), we will more fully set forth the plan of the work and the system here put forth to be brought out in a preface, and, at the same time, we propose [i.e. intend] to give an artificial key of the Orders.

Branch- or branching system: ramificatio,-onis (s.f.III), q.v.

Systema fasciculare, abl. sg. systemate fasciculari: the fascicular tissue, “the fibro-vascular system” (Jackson).

Systema naturale (adj.B), abl. sg. systemate naturali: a natural system, “an arrangement according to the affinity of the plants, and the sum of their characters, opposed to any artifical system, based on one set of characters” (Jackson).

Systema vasculare, abl. sg. systemate vasculari: the vascular system, “all that part of the interior structure of a plant into whose composition spiral vessels enter, or their modifications” (Lindley).



 

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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