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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
tectorum: 'of roofs' gen.pl. of tectum,-i (s.n.II), q.v., roof, as of houses;

- plantae tectorum, plants of roofs, especially thatched ones.

Bromus tectorum, a Brome-grass, “of roofs, from its growing in thatch” (Fernald 1950); Sempervivum tectorum, the House-leek “which grows freely on stone and slate roofs .... Various plants growing on thatched roofs in Sweden were named ‘tectorum’ by Linnaeus” (Stearn 1996).

 

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