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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
Tectum,-i (s.n.II), abl.sg. tecto: roof, covering, in pl., a dwelling, house; in pollen morphology, the outermost closed layer of the sexine (the pollen grain is tectate); the outermost layer of a pollen grain; adj. tectalis,-e (adj.B), q.v.; cf. steg-, stego-; -stegus,-a,-um (adj.A): in Gk. comp. closely covered (so as to keep out wetness), covered [> Gk. stegE, (s.f.I), a roof; Lat. tectum; a covered place;

- ad arbores praecipue Fagos et Aceres, rarius ad tecta, on trees especially Fagus and Acer, more rarely on rooves.

- habitat sub tecto stillaticio, it grows under dipping rooves.

- in tectis stramineis, rarius et semper sterilis (Mitten label), on straw rooves, rather rare and always sterile.

- truncos abietinos aliosque praeamat vulgatior a, folia ac varias quisquilias humi degentes locis praesertim tectis b; utraque aestiva et autumnalis (S&A), it loves very much fir-tree trunks and other [trees], more common a, leaves and various litter living on the ground, especially roofs b; each one of summer and autumn.

 

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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