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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
tomentose, i.e. thickly and evenly covered with short more or less appressed curled or curved matted hairs, radicles or rhizoids; “covered with dense, rather rigid, short hairs, so as to be sensibly perceptible to the touch” (Lindley); (in bryophytes) “woolly, densely radiculose; beset with tomentum” (Magill 1990): tomentosus,-a,-um (adj.A); cf. lanuginosus,-a,-um (adj.A) 'wooly;' q.v.; cf. panniformis,-e (adj.B), pannosus,-a,-um (adj.A): pannose, felted, with appearance or texture of felt or woollen cloth of very close texture; cf. villosus,-a,-um (adj.A);

- stipulis lanceolatis, ubi juvenibus tomentosis, ubi adultis glabris, with stipules lanceolate, when young, tomentose, when adult glabrous.

Chroogomphus tomentosus, a mushroom that has a downy fibrillose cap; Polyporus tomentosus is densely hairy on the cap; Suillus tomentosus, a mushroom that is coarsely tomentose-woolly on the cap.

 

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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